The Chippewa County Master Gardeners Annual Think Spring Seminar will be held on Saturday February 15, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. at the Avalon Hotel & Conference Center located at 1009 W. Park Avenue, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729.
Speakers and session breakouts will include “Confessions of a Hydrangea Hoarder”, “Pruning Primer” and “Introduction to Horticultural Therapy” with Mike Maddox, UWEX-Madison Outreach Program Manager; “Rain Gardens, Native Buffer Plantings and More…” with Barb Barrickman from the Lake Wissota Lake Association; “Start Your Own Seedlings Seed Starting Basics” with Ellen Terwilliger, Eau Claire Master Gardener volunteer; “Planning and Planting Small Native Plant Gardens” with Mary Jo Fleming, Chippewa Valley Master Gardener Volunteer; “Growing Giant Pumpkins” with Joe Ailts, St. Croix Grower’s Association; “Edible Perennials” with Dora Wood, Chippewa Valley Master Gardener Volunteer; “High Tunnel System” with Tammy Lindsay, USDA District Conservationist; “In the Garden with Kids” with Margaret Murphy, UWEX-Madison Division of Extension Horticulture Outreach Specialist; “Growing and Using Culinary Herbs” with Erin LaFaive, owner of Full Circle Herbals; and Shaun Christensen of Christensen’s Florist will provide a workshop on “Houseplant Propagation”. Additional workshops include “Ask a Master Gardener” a panel of Chippewa Valley Master Gardener Volunteers will answer your gardening questions and “Learn How to Grow Microgreens” with Dr. Dan Czelatdko, owner of Farm Doc Microgreens. Workshops do require an extra fee. See brochure for additional details.
Attendees have the opportunity to choose between several educational programs during the different breakout sessions planned throughout the day. Speakers include local Chippewa County Master Gardener Volunteers, UWEX-Madison Specialists and local garden/nursery owners. There is something for everyone!
Vendors will also on-site with specials and gardening related products for sale which will round out a fun filled garden themed shopping experience. Door prizes will also be available from each vendor.
Join us for this cold winter day “Thinking Spring” and have wheel barrels of fun!