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2019 South Carolina Statewide Master Gardener Conference

October 24, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
River Center at Saluda Shoals Park
5605 Bush River Rd
Columbia, SC 29212

Focusing on native plants, the 2019 South Carolina Statewide Master Gardener Conference will be held on Thursday, October 24 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM at the River Center at Saluda Shoals Park in Columbia. In addition to fantastic educational sessions, there will be time to shop and mingle with other Master Gardeners from across the state. Registration includes lunch as well as a long sleeve t-shirt with the state Master Gardener logo. Lunch consists of assorted wraps (including veggie), Greek salad, chips, pickle, sweet sampler, tea, unsweet tea, and water.

Registration closes on Wednesday, October 2. No late registrations will be permitted. Space is limited to 100 attendees.

Tentative Schedule
TIME EVENT
9:00 AM Registration, shop, mingle
9:30 AM Keynote Speaker
Dr. Larry Mellichamp "Native Plants of the Southeast"
10:30 AM Break, shop, mingle
11:00 AM Concurrent Sessions
- 1. Nancy Adamson, Xerces Society "Gardening with Beneficial Insects"
- 2. Matt Johnson, SC Audubon TBD
- 3. Rick Huffman, Earth Design Inc "Understanding the Human Connections to our Planet, Natural History, Sustainability, and Native Plants"
Noon Lunch
- Dr. Thomas Dobbins, Clemson Cooperative Extension "The Importance of Master Gardener Service to Clemson Extension"
- Terasa Lott, Clemson Cooperative Extension "Master Gardener Program Updates"
1:15 PM Concurrent Sessions
- 1. Nancy Adamson, Xerces Society "Gardening with Beneficial Insects"
- 2. Jennifer Tyrrell, SC Audubon TBD
3. Katie Ellis, SC Native Plant Society Vice President "Going out on a limb: picking the perfect native tree for your yard"
2:00 PM Break, shop, mingle
2:30 PM Concurrent Sessions
- 1. Nancy Adamson, Xerces Society "Gardening with Beneficial Insects"
- 2. Katie Ellis, SC Native Plant Society Vice President "Rain gardens: putting native plants to work"
- 3. TJ Savereno, Clemson Cooperative Extension "Plant this instead of that: native alternatives to exotic invasive species in the home landscape"
3:15 PM Ice Cream Social & Association Sharing
4:00 PM Conference Ends
Price:$60.00

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