Conference Agenda

  • THURSDAY OCTOBER 6TH

    Evening registration for those arriving for Friday bus tours and workshops

  • FRIDAY OCTOBER 7TH

    Silent Auction and Raffle Items.

    Early morning registration

    8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Bus Tours
    1. University Circle – Ohio’s Most Spectacular Square Mile!
    2. Cleveland East Side Gems

    9 AM -11 AM Workshop – You Can Grow Bonsai in Ohio!

    1 PM – 3 PM Workshop – “Beekeeping – Minus the Bees !”

    5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Evening reception with cash bar, some vendors will be open

    6:30 PM Dinner

    7:00 PM Keynote: Debra Knapke – “The Garden Aesthetic”

    ~8:15 PM Friday activities end

  • SATURDAY OCTOBER 8TH

    All Day – Silent Auction and Raffle Items

    Breakfast, Lunch, Breaks – Tracy DiSabato-Aust and Brenda Dziedzic Book Signing

    Early morning registration

    7:15 AM to 8:00 AM Continental breakfast

    8:00 AM Saturday Conference Starts

    8:15 AM – 9:30 AM Keynote: Tracy DiSabato-Aust – “Color, Texture & Form for Visionary Effects

    State Master Gardener Volunteer Awards with Pam Bennett

    Break

    1st breakout sessions – 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
    1. ADVANCED “Making the Grade: Everything to know about Planting, Restoring and Saving Your Trees 
    2. Growing Native Plants that the Caterpillars, Butterflies and Moths Need
    3. Blending Native Plants into the Perennial Border
    4. Simplifying Your Garden Without Diminishing Your Joy“ (CLOSED – FULL)

    Lunch

    12:45 PM – 2:00 PM Keynote – Tracy DiSabato-Aust – “High Impact Low Care Garden Plants

    Break

    2nd breakout sessions – 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
    1.  “MonarchsAn ecological approach to the design of monarch butterfly and bee conservation habitat in urban areas
    2. ADVANCED: “Trees Talk: How Trees Defend Themselves
    3. “Seven Mistakes Home Gardeners Make-and Their Solutions
    4. Weird Things Bugs Do

    Break

    3rd breakout sessions – 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    1. ADVANCED: “Friends in Low Places: Compost & the Soil Food Web
    2. The Four-Season Garden
    3. “Deer Proof Your Garden”
    4. Fragrance in the Garden

    4 PM – Raffle and Silent Auction winners posted

    ~ 4:30 PM – Conference concludes.