Another Great Year Ahead

Teacher in front of classroom

Jane Cram, Master Gardener, presents a program on vermicomposting.

Here’s a list of our 2016 programs. There is a good variety of subjects. A more complete list of details will be coming soon.

2016 Monthly Douglas County Extension Master Gardener Programs Overview  *All monthly business meetings will begin at 9am. Programs begin at 10am unless otherwise noted below.

January 16 – Saturday – “Water Conservation in the Garden”  Our very own EMG Mary Locniskar will be our first presenter and kick off our new year of advanced education programs with the topic of Water, the most precious resource on the planet. Without water life itself cannot exist. We will discuss the cost of water, water purification, and water use. We will consider use of alternate sources of water, as well as alternative designs of gardens and landscapes to conserve water usage. Meeting & Activity Fair at 9am. Presentation Open to the Public at 10:30.

February 17 – Wednesday – “Native Medicinal Prairie Plants” presented by Kelly Kindscher.

March 19 – Saturday – “Management Options for the Emerald Ash Borer” presented by Kim Bomberger.

April 20 – Wednesday – “Vegetables” presented by Cary Rivard.

May 21 – Saturday – “EMG Panel with Statistics and Testimonies” presented by 5 Douglas County EMG members.

June 15 – Wednesday – “The Future of the Wetlands at Baker Wetlands, Lawrence” presented by Dr. Roger Boyd.

July 16 – Saturday – “What is an Herbarium and Good Plants to Have” presented by Caleb Morse of KU.

August 17 – Wednesday – “Water Gardens-Making, Maintaining, Plants at Swan’s Water Gardens” in Louisburg, KS. This event is a field trip to Swan’s Water Garden. More logistical details to come!

September 17 – Saturday – “Woodland Shade Gardens” presented by Jack Langrebe

October 19 – Wednesday – “Seed Starting and Propagation Techniques” presented by Jamie Hancock, Shawnee County Horticulture Agent.

November 19 – Saturday – “Made to Stick-Making Your Gardening Messages Come Alive” presented by Susan Phillips.

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