Educational Programs for 2015

Expert lecturers

Expert lecturers

I’m posting the list of programs that the Master Gardeners here in Douglas County will be presenting this year. There is a wide variety of topics from a group of  experts.  All but two are open to the public. Meetings are held in the Dreher Building at the K-State Research and Extension Douglas County Office located at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper, Lawrence, KS. This list can be seen anytime on the Events tab on this page.

*January 17 Sat. “Genetically Modified Organisms(GMOs)”. Dr. Mary Locniskar. Meeting & Activity Fair at 9am. Presentation; 10:30-11:30am. Open to the Public.

*February 18 Wed. “Your Gardening Personality”. Lenora Larsen. Meeting at 9am. Presentation; 10am-noon. Open to the Public.

*March 21 Sat. “Gardening for Pollinators”. Meg Mullett. Meeting at 9am. Presentation; 10am-11:30am. Open to the Public.

*April 15 Wed. “Plant Diseases”. Judy O’Mara- K-State. Meeting at 9am. Presentation; 10am-noon. Open to the Public.

*May 16 Sat. “Backyard Beekeeping” (and honey sale). Kristi Sanderson. Meeting at 9am. Presentation; 10am-11am. Open to the Public.

*June 17 Wed. Bus Tour to the Olathe Research and JoCo EMGs’ Backyard Demonstration Garden. Meeting at 9am. Tour; 10am-noon. Not Open to the Public.

*July 18 Sat. “Bonsai”. Kathy Schlesinger, bonsai expert. Meeting at 9am. Presentation; 10am-11:30am. Open to the Public.

*August 19 Wed. Tour of Harmon Garden and lecture “Pond & Bog Plants”. Cheryl & Jim Harmon. Meeting at 9am. Tour 10am-11:30am. Not Open to the Public.

*September 19 Sat. “The Collections at Powell Gardens”. Alan Branhagen. Meeting at 9am. Presentation; 10am-11:30am. Open to the Public.

*October 21 Wed. “Designing and Maintaining City Gardens”. Park & Rec/Crystal Miles & Brad Hoppe. Meeting at 9am. Presentation 10am-noon. Open to the Public.

*November 21 Sat. “Small Fruit for the Home Garden”. Marlin Bates. Meeting at 9am. Presentation 10am-11am. Open to the Public.

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