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NSVMGA to host Gardening in the Valley Symposium

18 February 2020 Luray/Page County Shenandoah County Front Royal/Warren County Winchester Frederick County Clarke County News


The Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association  (NSVMGA) is hosting the Gardening in the Valley Symposium on March 7 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Henkel Hall’s Hester Auditorium at Shenandoah University. The symposium provides a range of speakers on gardening subjects as well as garden vendors, book sales and door prizes. In addition, it counts as continuing education credit for Extension Master Gardeners. The cost is $65 through the online PayPal link or $70 at the door, and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Parking is free. All proceeds will benefit the association’s memorial scholarship fund for high school students.

Scheduled topics for 2020 include:

  • Organics: Origins, Definitions, and How Organic are the Products You Buy?  By Karin French, USDA Training Office
  • Big Dreams, Small Garden: Creating the Extraordinary in Your Ordinary Space. By Marianne Willburn, Author and Journalist
  • Medicinal Plants: How to Use Them in Your Home in Everyday Items. By Wendell Combest, Shenandoah University Professor of Biopharmaceutical Sciences
  • Best Practices for Small Farms: Making a Living by Growing Crops & Raising Livestock. By Tyler and Angel Wakeman of the fifth generation family farm, Valley Roots Farm
  • Native Plants: Attracting Butterflies with Flora Local to the Shenandoah Valley. By Stacey Morgan Smith, VCE Master Gardener

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