Friday, October 2 - Opening Plenary Panel: 10:30 AM-12 N

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The Master Gardener: From Here into the Future

Panelists:  Sharon Collman, Professor Emeritus, WSU Extension;  Linda Chalker-Scott, Ph.D Horticulture; Todd Murray, WSU College of Agriculture  

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2 - Session One: 1:15-2:15 pm

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Garden Design Makeovers!

Instructor:  Sue Goetz,  CPH, ECO-Pro  

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Creating Pollinator Friendly Gardens

Instructor:  Mary Dessel, WSU Master Gardener, Masters in Forestry   

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Year Round Organic Gardening in Western Washington State

Instructor:  Linda Gilkeson, Ph.D Entomology SU  

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Lessons in a Box

Instructor:  Tim Kohlhauff, Urban Horticulture-WSU Extension  

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Glyphosate Resistance and Cancer..What’s the Latest News?

Instructor: Dale Whaley, Coordinator Integrated Weed Control Project-WSU Extension 

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The Importance of Trees to Our Lives and Landscapes

Instructor:  Ben Thompson, Department of Natural Resources, Urban Forestry Specialist  

FRIDAY, OCTOBER - Session Two: 2:30-3:45 pm

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Sustainable Stormwater Management and the Role that MGs Can Play

Instructor:   Dr. Ani Jayakaran, Associate Professor-WSU Extension  

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Watering Systems: What Questions do YOU get in a Clinic?

Instructor:   R. Troy Peters, Irrigation Specialist, WSU Extension

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Gardening Amid the Tree Roots

Instructor:  Christina Pfeiffer, Horticultural Writer/Educator 

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Pesticides: WSU Master Gardener Policies and the Law

Instructor:   Lenora Jones, WSU Dept. of Entomology     

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Demo Gardens: Everything You Need to Know

Bob Taylor, WSU Master Gardener; Jennifer Marquis, WSU Extension Master Gardener Program Leader; Kate Bratrude, WSU Master Gardener  

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A Convenient Truth - Composting for the Home Gardener

Instructor:   Don Kraftt,  WSU Master Gardener and Master Composter 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2 - Session Three: 4:00-5:00 pm

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Creating Garden Beauty All Year with Native Plants

Instructor:  Mary Foster, WSU Master Gardener

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Planning a Water-Wise Garden: Design Principles for Everyone

Instructor:   Everett Chu , CPH, ECO-Pro 

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Hobby Greenhouses and Plant Sale Production

Instructor:  

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Citizen Science - Enhancing Critical Thinking Skills

Instructor:   Linda Chalker-Scott, Ph.D Horticulture  

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Deer Resistant Garden Design

Instructor:   Karen Chapman, CPH    

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If Bugs Could Talk …Gardening in Tune with Insect Lifecycles

Panelists:   Sharon Collman, Professor Emeritus, WSU Extension; Dave Pehling, WSU Extension-Retired