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“Eco-Friendly Gardening in a Changing Environment” Symposium

September 14 @ 8:00 am 4:00 pm

About This Event

Join Joe Lamp’l, Peggy Singlemann, and Kirsten Conrad for a day full of insightful discussions and practical tips on eco-friendly gardening in today’s ever-changing climate. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting out, this symposium will provide valuable information on sustainable gardening practices, water conservation, native plant selection, and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how you can make a positive impact on the planet through your gardening practices!

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About the Speakers

Joe Lamp’l is the Creator, Host and Executive Producer of the Emmy-award-winning national PBS series, Growing a Greener World®, Founder of joegardener.com, and creator of The joegardener Show podcast, and the joegardener Online Gardening Academy. He is also the previous host of Fresh from the Garden on DIY Network, as well as on-air contributor to The Today Show, Good Morning America and The Weather Channel. Past awards include the American Horticultural Society’s B.Y. Morrison Communication Award, which recognizes effective and inspirational communication through print, radio, television, podcasts and other online media.

Peggy Singlemann, is one of the foremost gardening experts in the nation. Her experience in the field is exceeded only by her infectious enthusiasm and delight in sharing the joy of gardening, and knowledge of best practices, with all levels of gardeners. Peggy is currently the host and co-producer of “Virginia Home Grown,” a VPM/PBS program. She served as Director of Horticulture for the Maymont Foundation for more than 38 years, and upon her retirement was awarded the title of Director Emeritus of Horticulture.

Kirsten Conrad is the Agriculture Natural Resources Extension Agent for Arlington County and the City of Alexandria. She provides education and advisory support in various capacities to 2 volunteer programs: Extension Master Gardeners and their association, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia and the Arlington Regional Master Naturalists. She works with these volunteer programs and partners with numerous local and state agencies and non-profits to promote urban agriculture, urban forestry, natural resource conservation, soil quality and fertilizer usage, pollinator protection and pesticide reduction, Mosquito and Tick habitat management along with commercial pesticide applicator and green industry certification and training.

Continental breakfast and lunch included

This is a sustainable event, please bring your water bottle for refilling.

$95 Early bird by July 15 – $85