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Speakers and Programs List

An addendum to the WSFGC Program and Meeting Guide

Your District or Club just had a spectacular speaker and you can't wait to tell everyone about it!  That's only one of the many benefits of belonging to a WSFGC Garden Club - the continuing education opportunities.  This list is compiled with references from the Club Presidents, District Directors and other members as a valuable resource to others. 

If you are willing to refer that person or group to others (and that person has agreed for you to do so), please send the following information by email to: Chris Hill, Web Editor at: ChillnHill247@gmail.com

Your information will be added to this page.

1. Your name & Club or District name.

2. The name of your fantastic presenter and compensation requested.

3. The date & topic (or topics) of the presentation and why you thought it was GREAT!

     One sentence or two will suffice.

4. An email address and/or phone number for your presenter.

From Kathy Johnson, Hill & Dale District (Posted 5/10/2024)

Kerri Bailey, Email:  pondpad@gmail.com, Phone: 253 332-2158

Teaches classes at different community colleges on various gardening topics.

Organic Gardening Basics, Gardening with the Seasons, Forage in Your Backyard, Ultimate Edible Garden,

Diagnosing Plant Problems, Growing Mushrooms, Bonsai 101 & Demo, Lawn Restore and Replace,

Pruning Your Landscape, Water Features for Wildlife (any pond type of class), Pollinator Gardens,

Container Gardening, Herb & Tea Gardens, What to Do with What You Grow, Water Harvesting,

Indoor Gardening and Rose Care.

From Ellen Daly, WSFGC Corresponding Secretary (Posted 5/10/2024)
2024 Summer Master Pruner Series!  Nina Berry of the AmeriCorps Environmental Programs Steward at the University of Washington Botanic Gardens, is sharing this information as of May 10, 2024:
 
"For professional horticulturists, landscapers, and gardeners.
Our Master Pruner Series is hosted in partnership with PlantAmnesty, a Seattle-area nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide education, resources, and advocacy to prevent malpruning and preserve urban greenspaces. The Master Pruner series includes 12 virtual sessions, each one covers a specific topic in pruning including rose, fruit tree, conifer, and rehabilitative pruning. Our winter series will run on Thursdays, July 11th – August 15th from 9:30-11:30am and 12:30-2:30pm PST.
 
Each virtual session is 2-hours long and costs $30. Folks can get a discounted rate by signing up for the full series. We also offer continuing education credits for each lecture, including: APLD, CPH, ecoPRO, ISA, and NALP/WALP. While 'live' attendance is required to earn CEUs, we do also send out a link to the recording of the class to all registered attendees, which is available for viewing for two weeks. Past participants in the program include Parks and Recreation staff from the cities of Seattle, Tukwila, Redmond, Burien, and Kent."
 
You can learn more and register here: 
https://botanicgardens.uw.edu/education/adults/professional-continuing-education/pa-pruning-series/
Let us know if you have any questions!
 
Nina Berry (she/her)
Environmental Programs Steward
AmeriCorps CLEC Member
University of Washington Botanic Gardens
uwbotanicgardens.org

 From Linda Wells (as of 10-27-22)

 Bogachiel Garden Club

 Olympic Peninsula District

 Title: Landscaping from Scratch or a Complete Redo

Contact: tomwells@centurytel.net 360-640-9418

Compensation: transportation cost if needed overnight stay, plus what club can afford

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