Instructor: Dan Hinkley, Plantsman/Garden Writer/Horticulturist
Doing battle with dry shade, poor soil, and overly moist sites can be challenging; however much easier if armed with the knowledge of those plants that tolerate these conditions. Dan Hinkley will present some of his favorite selections for rigorous garden conditions while complementing his recommendations with tidbits of how to best establish plants in difficult sites.
Instructor: Dr. Gwen K. Stahnke, Professor Emeritus-WSU Puyallup
Lawn care practices are involved either directly or indirectly in many of the questions that MGs are asked to answer in clinic. Our goal is to reduce the potential for negative impacts such as damage to adjacent plantings and the pollution of surface runoff. Here’s a list of the most important issues to know about.
Instructor: Don Krafft, WSU Master Gardener and Master Composter
Learn how to teach the basics of composting through this primer on waste management, reasons to compost and the basics of the process and material. Enhance your understanding of the benefits and ways to promote it to the home and community gardener.
Instructor: Jana Ferris, Associate Professor-WSU
As our programs continue to become aligned with social norms, university regulations, and a changing volunteer population, change is constant. This interactive workshop includes hands-on, skill building activities and resources that attendees can begin using day one…techniques to implement to lead their volunteers through the process of change management.
Instructor: Bonnie Orr, WSU Master Gardener
Learn how to analyze the health of your garden’s plants, control weeds, outsmart insect predators, deal with critters and avoid thugs and heartaches. Mastering garden dilemmas in your own backyard will make you more knowledgeable and effective as a master gardener in your community.
According to a Yale Survey, the percentage of Americans who are alarmed or concerned about climate change has increased to 60%, but about the same percentage say they rarely or never discuss climate change with family or friends. This presentation will offer tips for how to get these important climate conversations started; how to find common ground; and how to focus on the science not the politics.