Submitted by the Master Gardeners of San Juan County
Join the San Juan County Master Gardeners for its Annual Gardening Workshop, presented by the Master Gardener Foundation of San Juan County in Cooperation with San Juan County Washington State University Extension from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. on Oct. 7 at Friday Harbor Middle School. The Annual Gardening Workshop is presented by the Master Gardener Foundation of San Juan County in cooperation with the San Juan County Washington State University Extension.
The Annual Gardening Workshop is a day-long event, with noted authorities speaking on a wide variety of topics of interest to PNW coastal gardeners. Multiple choices allow you to plan your day to attend sessions of interest to you. This year topics include soil fertility, restoring island wildflowers, dealing with wireworms, growing berries and fruit trees, gardening with children and camellias.
Join the Master Gardeners of San Juan County in welcoming Dr. Linda Gilkeson as the keynote speaker at its Annual Gardening Workshop. Gilkeson’s talk, “Resilient Gardens in a Changing Climate,” will discuss how plants respond to environmental stress and how to adapt our gardening methods to meet the challenges (and opportunities!) of a changing climate. The good news is that there is quite a lot to do to be successful.
In addition to her keynote address, Gilkeson will speak in two afternoon sessions, “Planting for Pollinators” and “Grow the Most Food in the Smallest Space.” Gilkeson is the author of “Backyard Bounty: The Complete Guide to Year-Round Organic Gardening in the Pacific Northwest,” the beloved and best-selling guide to vegetable garden success. Follow her monthly newsletter with gardening tips and advice on insect management on her website, lindagilkeson.ca.
Visit GardenWorkshop.org for complete descriptions of each session and our speaker’s biographies, including more information about Gilkeson, a noted entomologist and author.
Tickets are $40 online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2978872 or $45 at the door. Advance purchase recommended.
Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact the WSU San Juan County Extension office at 360-370- 7663 or http://firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks prior to the event.