Our annual spring seminar, ‘Developing an Ozark Green Thumb’, is fast approaching. As you may know, we are celebrating 25 years of Master Gardeners in Baxter County this year. In that vein, we are excited to be hosting published garden author, Dr. Doug Tallamy, as our keynote speaker. Dr. Tallamy will be making two presentations during the seminar. His morning address will focus on the topic of his first publication, Bringing Nature Home; and his afternoon talk will explore, Are Introduced Plants Bad. Copies of his book can be ordered when you register.
But Dr. Tallamy is not the only exciting speaker on tap. Lissa Morrison, recently of the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, will be speaking on “Changing Habits for the Future”; Master Gardener Lucinda Reynolds on “Plant Selection: Based on Function and Beauty”; and Ken Forman of the Fred Berry Conservation Center on “The Natural State, Naturally.”
As always, our opportunity table will have many great garden-related items available in the bucket raffle. This year, we are offering a hand-crafted, cedar three-seat swing and its stand in a separate raffle. Good luck to all! Educational information from the Master Gardener Project Gardens will be displayed. There will also be a horticultural table and a “keyhole” garden demonstration. Lunch is included with the $30.00 registration fee.
The seminar is scheduled for Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. Doors open at 7:30 am. When you eat breakfast on Saturday morning, just remember our usual delicious homemade offerings will be available throughout the day. Some people come back for the food as much as for the program. The seminar will be held once again at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Center at 605 W. 6th Street in Mountain Home.
There are a limited number of tickets still available. Registration and book order information are available at the website http://www.baxtercountymg.com/spring-seminar.html. Or send your name, address, phone number, e-mail and $30 registration fee to: Kathrine Gilmore, 275 Sharon Drive, Mountain Home, AR 72653. Kathrine can also be reached by phone at 870-580-0278.