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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