2021 Ed Day


Master Gardener Education Day 2021

  • Saturday, March 13, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:45 PM

Master Gardener Education Day

 March 13, 2021  9:00am - 12:45pm

Registration is required!REGISTER HERE

The 2021 Master Gardener Education Day will be held virtually with presentations from two outstanding speakers. We are thrilled to have them share their knowledge with us:

Rick Darke - Co-author with Doug Tallamy of The Living Landscape will present: Dynamic Design and Stewardship of Living Landscapes.

This richly illustrated talk will present ideas for plant selection, design and care of home landscapes that are beautiful and joyfully livable. Our garden is our home habitat. For most of us, it is the landscape we spend the most time in. When designed to support a great variety of life, it will be full of surprise, and add intrigue, beauty and interest to every day. The presentation will feature Rick's own high-resolution photos of gardens and designs that have proven to be practical, durable, conserving, and affordable.

Paul Zammit, professor at Niagara College in Ontario, past Director of Horticulture at the Toronto Botanical Gardens and international speaker will present: Planning and Planting for All Seasons.

Who puts a garden to bed, and why would you? For Paul, gardens do not have a yearly start or end date. He believes that they transition from one season of display to the next, including winter. Each season has its shining stars and Paul will highlight some of his favorites during his lively and energetic presentation. Join Paul, as he shares his passion for plants and other possible garden additions while taking us on a journey through the seasons where he will remind us how we can all plan and plant a garden with year round appeal.

The schedule for the day will be:

9:00 – 9:15 am Welcome and introductions

9:15 – 10:30 Paul Zammit presentation

10:30 – 11:00Q&A for Paul Zammit, Introduction of Rick Darke

11:00 – 12:15Rick Darke presentation

12:00 – 12:45 pmQ&A for Rick Darke, Closing comments

Fees: Erie County MG - $25; Other MG &CNLP - $30; Public - $35

This year’s Education Day will be a shot in the arm for the winter blahs as well as being very entertaining and educational. Rick Darke’s photography alone is worth seeing. He did all the pictures for The Living Landscape and is well known for his outstanding photographs.Paul Zammit is an engaging speaker who understands gardening in our region and will share some practical advice.

Since the program will be virtual, we are not bound by space limitations. Please share this information on Facebook or other social media. The more the merrier!!

Registration is required! REGISTER HERE

For persons with disabilities requiring accommodations, please contact Sharon Bachman (716) 652-5400 x150 5 days prior to the event.

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Last updated January 5, 2021