Master Gardeners present lecture series

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Posted 12/15/21

 

 

Tickets are now on sale for the Jefferson County Master Gardener Foundation’s 2022 Yard & Garden Virtual Lecture Series.

The series will be conducted in a live …

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Tickets are now on sale for the Jefferson County Master Gardener Foundation’s 2022 Yard & Garden Virtual Lecture Series.

The series will be conducted in a live webinar format, and will run on six consecutive Saturdays from Jan. 8 to Feb. 12.

The series will feature:

Linda Gilkeson, best-selling author of “Backyard Bounty: The Complete Guide to Year-Round Organic Gardening in the Pacific Northwest.” Gilkeson is also an entomologist, private consultant, and instructor. Her lecture on Jan. 8 will be “Planning Your 12-Month Garden.”

Bess Bronstein, an educator and horticultural consultant with 35 years of experience in arboriculture, landscape management, and garden design. Bronstein’s lecture on Jan. 15 will be “How to Successfully Prune Any Shrub.”

Eric Lee-Mäder, co-director of the pollinator program at the Xerces Society for invertebrate conservation, and author of several books about bees, including “Attracting Native Pollinators” and “Farming with Beneficial Insects.” Lee-Mäder’s lecture on Jan. 22 will be “Bring Back the Pollinators: Sowing Biodiversity for Bees and Beneficial Insects.”

Christina Pfeiffer, author of “Pacific Northwest Month-By-Month Gardening: What to Do Each Month to Have a Beautiful Garden All Year,” and horticulturist with an emphasis on sustainable and efficient techniques. Pfeiffer’s lecture on Jan. 29 will be “What on Earth? Taking Care of Garden Soils.”

David Seabrook, a Jefferson County fire district commissioner, volunteer for the Department of Emergency Management and the Food Systems Unit, Master Gardener, and climate change activist. Seabrook’s lecture on Feb. 5 will be “Growing Community Food System Resilience for Uncertain Times.”

James Cassidy, Oregon State University Soil Science instructor for more than 15 years, and faculty advisor for the wildly popular OSU Organic Growers Club. Cassidy’s lecture on Feb. 12 will be “Mulches and Crop Rotations.”

Each lecture will run from 10 a.m. to noon. Lectures will last approximately 90 minutes, and each event will allow time for the audience to ask questions.

The price for the entire six-lecture series is $60. Single-event tickets are available for $12. Tickets may be purchased from yardandgarden.brownpapertickets.com.

Ticket sales help support Jefferson County Master Gardener Program programs. For more information, visit jcmgf.org.

The event is cosponsored by Washington State University’s Jefferson County Extension Service.

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