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From the Ground and Up
Franklin Pierce High School
Tacoma, WA
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From the Ground and Up
Educational summer workshop for Master Gardeners, home gardeners, and garden enthusiasts, Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Choose your path for the day from twelve morning classroom sessions and five afternoon hands-on sessions.  

Check our website for more details here
     Click on Master Gardener Events and Workshops/Pierce
     County WA, then scroll down to "From the Ground & Up

8:00-8:45:  Registration and book sales

8:45-9:45:  Welcome and Keynote Speaker, Linda Chalker-Scott:
           "The Essentials of How Plants Grow".

9:45-10:00: Break and Book Sales

10:00-11:00:  Session I
            *Cyndi Stuart, Hellebores & Other Winter Interest
            *Dana Kelley Brisette, Landscaping for Wildlife
            *George Lasch, Good, Bad, & Why Bother
            *Lisa Taylor, Don't Squish that Bug:  OPM
             (Organic Pest Management) for Gardeners.
            *Laurie Pryne, Plants, People & Pollinators
            *Jim Kroft, Berries, Vines, and Cane fruit

11:00-12:00: Session II
            *Closed: Cyndi Stuart, Developing and Maintaining a  
              Shade Garden
            *Scott Vergara, Plant Diseases:  Pustules, Plagues,
              Poxes:  Plethora of Pathogens Pestering Pretty
            *George Lasch, Grasses & Bamboo For You
            *Lisa Taylor, Growing Veggies Under Cover:  
             Greenhouses, Cloches, Cold Frames
            *Laurie Pryne, Pollinators & the Soil-No Bees, No
            *Teresa Knutsen, Unusual Garden Edibles

12:00-12:30:  Break, pick up lunch in the cafeteria and Book

12:30-1:45: Keynote, Marianne Binetti, Landscaping with Ground
                    Covers-Stay Close to the Ground
1:45-2:15:  Break, Book Sales, and Move to the Farm

2:15-3:30:  Session III
           *Closed Scott Vergara, Walkabout in Search of Right  
            Plant in the Right Place.
           *Closed: Marianne Binetti, Using Ground Covers
           *Lisa Taylor, Garden Naturalist's Farm Walkabout and
            and Tools Recommendations
           *Closed: MG Propagation Group, Propagation
           *Robert Cho, Chinese Bonsai.


Franklin Pierce High School (View)
11002 18th Avenue East
Tacoma, WA 98445
United States



Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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