17th Annual Gardening Gala & Seminar Registration Starting June 28th

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17th Annual Gardening Gala and Seminar     

“Fall for Gardening”

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018
8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

North Carolina Cooperative Extension
Guilford County Center 
3309 Burlington Road, Greensboro, NC 27405

Gardening Gala Registration
PLEASE NOTE: The Gardening Seminar seats have been sold out. You may submit a registration form, but please be aware that any paid registrations will now be on a wait list. You will be notified by email and may choose to remain on the wait list or have your fee returned. Thank you for your understanding.

Spend a full day of gardening enjoyment with continental breakfast and catered lunch, door prizes, garden-related vendors, and an outstanding lineup of professional gardening speakers:

Steve Bender, best known and loved for his irreverent alter-ego “The Grumpy Gardener” of Southern Living Magazine, will bring his down-to-earth gardening knowledge to simultaneously educate and entertain with “The World According to Grumpy” (or “the dumb things people do in their yards”). His breakout session, “Grumpy’s Q & A,”  is a time to get candid answers for your personal gardening problems. Steve has written a number of popular gardening books, including his newest, “The Grumpy Gardener, an A to Z Guide….” Buy it at the Gala and he’ll grumpily sign it.
Brie Arthur is a correspondent on the PBS Television show “Growing a Greener World,” a landscape designer, and Amazon bestselling author of The Foodscape Revolution. Her presentation of the same name will show how to integrate edibles and ornamentals for a beautiful and productive suburban landscape. Her breakout session, “Downsizing for the Future,” is all about gardening in smaller spaces–container gardens, vertical gardens, and new technologies. In 2017, Brie won the first ever Emerging Horticultural Professional Award.
Charlotte Glen has studied horticulture in North Carolina, Scotland, and New Zealand; served an internship at Longwood Gardens; and is finishing her doctorate  in Agricultural and Extension Education. She is the State Coordinator for the NC State Extension Master Gardener Program and a lifelong gardener. Charlotte offers deer-provoked gardeners real hope with her presentation “Minimizing Deer Damage in Landscapes and Gardens,” with tips for choosing appropriate plants and humane methods for minimizing damage.
         Mike Romano is the Environmental Education and Lakes Supervisor for Greensboro Parks and Recreation. With a degree in Biology and Pre-veterinary Science and a Master’s in Parks and Recreation Management, he has also traveled the community doing environmental education outreach with his collection of live animals and the Eco Bus. Fascinating, fun, and our own version of Steve Irwin, Mike and live critters will present a breakout session called “Uninvited Garden Occupants: Friends or Foes?”

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Photo of Hanna Smith, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionHanna SmithExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture (336) 641-2407 hanna_smith@ncsu.eduGuilford County, North Carolina
Updated on Aug 7, 2018
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