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Posted on: March 1, 2022

[ARCHIVED] VCE Loudoun Master Gardener Annual Garden Symposium March 19, 2022

Plant – Nurture – Grow
Gardening in Rhythm with Nature

Join us on Saturday, March 19, 2022 for a full day Symposium. Four expert speakers will provide inspiration, ideas, and information on garden basics that will appeal to all gardeners. This virtual event will open for registration on February 1, 2022 and presentations will be available for registered attendees to watch for six months following the Symposium.

Online registration is now open. Registration cost: $45.  Registration closes on March 18, 2022.

Marianne Willburn, Gardening columnist, speaker, and author. Keep Calm and Garden On: Gardening in the Midst of Climate Change
Marianne will discuss how we can best adapt to what is, right now, and make our gardens more resilient throughout the seasons. 

Ian Caton, Landscape Designer, speaker, and owner of Wood Thrush Native Plant Nursery in Floyd, VA.  Super Tough Wildflowers
Ian will discuss how to garden in a way that works with difficult soils, harsh climates and other pests. 

Elyse Jurgen, owner of Waxwing EcoWorks Co., Ecological Landscape Designer, and educator.  Green Mulch: Using Native Plants as Groundcovers
Elyse will discuss the role of green mulch and planning your native mulch plantings to provide the best results and the appearance that you require. 

Greg Bradshaw, Arborist with Bartlett Tree Experts and forester. Things Your Tree Wish You Knew
Greg will discuss practical guidelines for tree care that he has gleaned from his work as a Northern Virginia arborist. 

To learn more about this program, view this flyer (PDF).

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