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Gardening in the Valley Symposium
March 7 @ 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Scheduled Topics and Speakers Include:
Organics: Origins, Definitions, and How Organic are the Products You Buy?
Karin French, USDA Training Office
Big Dreams, Small Garden: Creating the Extraordinary in Your Ordinary Space.
Marianne Willburn, Author and Journalist
Medicinal Plants: How to Use Them in Your Home in Everyday Items.
Wendell Combest, Shenandoah University Professor of Biopharmaceutical Sciences
Best Practices for Small Farms: Making a Living by Growing Crops & Raising Livestock.
Tyler and Angel Wakeman of the fifth generation family farm Valley Roots Farm
Native Plants: Attracting Butterflies with Flora Local to the Shenandoah Valley.
Stacey Morgan Smith, VCE Master Gardener
$65 registration includes continental breakfast, hot lunch, and free parking, plus chance to mingle with speakers, win door prizes and ticket auctions, enjoy a mini seed swap, and talk gardening with EMGs and other attendees.
Shop from garden vendors with plants, herbs, and other goodies, as well as books for sale by the speakers and authors of interest.
Check in between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. and enjoy breakfast.
Welcome address kicks off the day at 8:45 a.m., and talks end by 4:00 p.m.