Join us for the 12th annual Cabin Fever Gardening Symposium, titled this year Tending Gardens, Nurturing Hope a fun, inspiring, and informational virtual event beginning Saturday, March 12. This years focus will be on sustainable gardening developing the skills you need so that your garden works with nature, not against nature. On Saturday morning we begin the symposium by live streaming two notable Featured Presenters, both known throughout the nation for their work in ecological sustainability. |
Our first Featured Presenter, Douglas Tallamy, PhD, TA Baker Professor of Agriculture in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, is a nationally known speaker and author. His books include Natures Best Hope, Bringing Nature Home, The Living Landscape (with Rick Darke), and The Nature of Oaks. He has brought to the nation the idea of developing a national park in your own garden, and helped us understand the vital link between native insects, native wildlife, native plants, natural conditions, and healthy gardens.
Our second Featured Presenter is John J. Albers, PhD, Research Professor Emeritus, Medicine, University of Washington and founder of Albers Marcovina Vista Gardens in Bremerton, WA. Dr. Albers is the author of two books, Gardening for Sustainability, and The Northwest Garden Manifesto, which offer design inspiration and practical advice to all gardeners. He will share lessons learned while developing the noteworthy Northwest botanic garden, Albers Vista Gardens, which demonstrates important concepts in sustainability that all gardeners can apply.
The Focused Presentations, given by regional gardening experts, will be available to view on your own schedule from March 14 to April 15, and will cover many topics essential to developing your own sustainable garden, including creating compost and healthy soil, conserving water in your garden, maintaining a wildlife-supporting habitat, understanding drip irrigation, developing a pollinator habitat in your landscape, the essential role trees play in our gardens and our communities, supporting native bees, blending edibles and ornamentals, propagating native plants, managing rainfall and rain gardens, understanding pruning, and finding personal resiliency in nature. We will note which presentations are focused toward newer or toward experienced gardeners, and which presentations will be cant miss for all gardeners .
Cabin Fever registrants will also be able to access the Virtual Marketplace, where participating vendors will be featured and registrants will find valuable coupons and live links to vendors that support sustainable gardening practices. Registrants will also find links to important non-profit organizations whose missions support a sustainable community, and gardeners will become better informed. And lastly, registrants will enjoy the inspiration found using links to videos of important public gardens, interesting projects, and even local gardens via Virtual Gardening Tours!
Cabin Fever 2022 will be a virtual production of the Spokane County Master Gardeners. The live presentation, featuring our distinguished principal speakers, Dr. Tallamy and Dr. Albers, will be held Saturday, March 12, 9:00 to Noon PST. All other presentations will be available for viewing at your convenience March 14 through April 15 by accessing links provided exclusively to Cabin Fever 2022 registrants.
Move your garden ahead toward natural beauty and sustainability, by registering to attend Cabin Fever 2022, kicking off on Saturday, March 12.
Be inspired and join us Tending Gardens, and Nurturing Hope.
Online Access Information
You will be provided with instructions on how to access the event virtually. All attendees will receive an email with instructions on how to access the live presentations held on March 12 and another email with the links to all the recorded presentations.