International Master Gardener Conference 2011

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Saturday, October 8, 2011


Pre-tour “Heritage and Horticulture Tour” (Optional) departs


Sunday, October 9, 2011


Pre-conference tours depart:

Northern Panhandle Tour (Optional)

Historic Eastern Panhandle Tour (Optional)

Allegheny Highlands Tour (Optional)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Pre-conferences tours returning in afternoon for check-in and opening reception

1:00 – 8:00P.M.

Registration Open

1:00 – 4:00P.M.

State MG Coordinator’s Meeting

5:00 – 9:00 P.M.

West Virginia Master Gardener Association Store Open

5:30 P.M.

Cash Bar Opens

6:00 – 9:00P.M.

Opening Reception “Taste of West Virginia”

Charleston Convention Center

Food Served 6:00 – 8:00

6:45 P.M.

David Haas and Bob Webb

Mountain dulcimer and guitar duo

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

7:00A.M.

Registration Opens

7:00 – 8:00 A.M.

Breakfast

8:00 A.M.

West Virginia Master Gardener Association Store and Silent Auction Open

9:00 – Noon

Trade Show set-up

8:00 – 10:15 A.M.

Welcome

Keynote Speaker: Anna Ball

Jessica Walliser – Opening Remarks

10:15 – 10:45A.M.

Break

11:00 A. M.

Day Tours Depart (Optional)



  • Heritage Farm Museum & Village/ Rose Garden

  • Heritage Farm Museum & Village/ Stiltner Apiary

10:45- 11:45 A.M.

Featured Speakers



  • Going Green – Leading by Example, Brian Jorg

  • Sugar, Sex and Poison: Shocking Plant Secrets Caught on Camera, Bill Cullina

  • Wiser Living Through Gardening: Advice from Mother, Barbara Pleasant

11:45 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

Lunch

12:00

Trade Show opens

1:00 P.M.

Day Tours Depart (Optional)



  • Kanawha State Forest & Capitol Market

  • Huntington Museum of Art & Conservatory/Rose Garden

  • Ginseng & Medicinal Plants at Left Fork Farm

  • Charleston’s Spring Hill Cemetery, Capitol Market & City Gardens

  • WV State Capitol Grounds & Museum of Culture & History

1:00 – 2:30 P. M.

Breakout Sessions



  • Landscaping with an Environmental Focus, Carrie Murphy

  • Hortus Mustus – The Plants You Gotta Get, Jim Nau

  • Smart Yard Care – Being a Hero for Your Home, Dave Close, Frank Reilly, and Barb Stewart

  • Look Back to the Future: New and Great Old Plants for Today’s Garden, Bill Hendricks

  • Eating Green in Schools with JMG®, Randy Seagraves, Lisa Whittlesey

  • Gardening is for the Birds, Roseanne Sherry

  • Planting on the Airwaves, Kathy Cropp, Randy Atkins

  • Garden Kaleidoscope: The Garden Through Rose Colored Glasses, Janet Macunovich, and Steven Nikkila

2:30 – 3:00 P. M.

Break

3:00 – 4:30 P. M.

Breakout Sessions



  • Diagnosing Soil Physical Problems, Dr. Richard Rathjens

  • Plant Breeders and Nature: The Inventors of Green, Dr. Rick Schoellhorn

  • Rainwater Harvesting: More than Just Rain Barrels, BJ Jarvis

  • Greening Your Garden While Protecting the Planet, Joe Lamp’l

  • Luscious Landscaping with Fruits, Dr. Lee Reich

  • Landscaping with Native Trees & Shrubs, Vincent Simeone

  • Engaging Master Gardeners to Enhance Community Garden Efforts, Karen Neill, Lucy Bradley

  • America In Bloom, Dr. Marvin Miller

6:00 P.M.

West Virginia Master Gardener Association Store and Trade Show close

5:45 P.M.

Cash bar opens

6:30 – 7:30 P.M.

Banquet

7:15 – 9:00 P.M.

Entertainment – Brown Chicken, Brown Cow String Band

Thursday, October 13, 2011

7:30 A.M.

Registration Opens

7:00 – 8:00 A.M.

Breakfast

8:00 A.M.

West Virginia Master Gardener Association Store and Silent Auction Open

8:00 – 10:15 A.M.

Announcements

Senator Brooks McCabe, Kanawha County WV Master Gardener

Keynote Speaker: Joe Lamp’l

9:00 A.M.

Trade show opens

10:15 – 10:45 A.M.

Break

11:00 A.M.

Day Tours Depart (Optional)



  • Bob’s Market & Greenhouses

  • Tamarack/Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine

10:45 – 11:45 A.M.

Featured Speakers



  • Gardeners – 21st Century Shamans, Janet Macunovich, Steven Nikkila

  • Creating Sustainable Landscapes, Vincent Simeone

  • My Weedless Garden, Dr. Lee Reich

Noon

Day Tour Depart(Optional)



  • Charleston’s Coonskin Park, Carriage Trail & Capitol Market

11:45 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

Lunch

1:00 P.M.

Day Tours Depart (Optional)



  • Blenko Glass Tour

  • Huntington Museum of Art & Conservatory/Rose Garden

  • WV State Capitol Grounds & Museum of Culture & History

1:00 P.M.

Silent auction closes

1:00 – 2:30 P.M.

Breakout Sessions



  • Why Trees Matter: Environmental, Economic and Social Benefits of Trees, Jim Chatfield, Pam Bennet

  • Native Wildflowers for Eastern Gardens, Brian Jorg

  • Revolutionary Home Composting, Barbara Pleasant

  • Going Green with Junior Master Gardener Literature in the Garden, Randy Seagraves, Lisa Whittlesey

  • Food Among the Flowers: The Basics of Edible Landscapes, John Porter

  • Why You Can’t Buy a Forest in a Can, Bill Cullina

  • Storybooks + Kids + Gardening = Innovative Programming, Pam Hosimer

  • Appalachian Culture and West Virginia’s Botanical Gems: Native Orchids, Doug Jolley

2:30 – 3:00 P.M.

Break

3:00 – 6:00 P.M.

Silent Auction Results Posted and Item Pick-up

3:00 – 4:30 P.M.

Breakout Sessions



  • The Benefits of Beneficials, Jessica Walliser

  • Cut Flowers for Profit and Pleasure, Dr. Barbara Liedl

  • Go Green, Grow Green & Save Greenbacks, Larry Sagers

  • Tough Plants for Tough Places, Bill Hendricks

  • Make Your Garden Work for You: The Visual Guide to Growing Healthy Vegetables, D. Deardorff, K. Wadsworth

  • Pollinator Gardens: How Home Gardeners Can Help Conserve Bee Biodiversity, Dr. Gail Langellotto

  • Garden Photography, Wil Hershberger

  • A Different Green: California Native Plant Landscaping, Lucy Warren

4:45 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.

Garden Fitness – Workout Session, Nan Quinlan

6:00 P.M.

West Virginia Master Gardener Association Store and Trade Show close

6:00 – 9:00 P.M.

Trade Show break-down

Dinner on your own

 

Friday, October 14, 2011

7:30 A.M.

Registration Open

7:00 – 8:00 A.M.

Breakfast

8:00 A.M.

West Virginia Master Gardener Association Store

8:00 – 10:00 A.M.


Announcements


  • Monte P. Johnson, PhD USDA/NIFA

  • National Program Leader for Environmental Toxicology

  • Search For Excellence and Junior Master Gardener Awards

10:00 – 10:30 A.M

Break

10:30 – 12:20 P.M.

Announcements

2013 International Master Gardener Conference Promotion

Keynote Speaker: Rick Darke

Jessica Walliser – Closing Remarks

Conference Wrap-up

2:00 P.M.

Post Tours Depart (Optional)



  • Allegheny Highlands Tour

  • Southern West Virginia