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2018 ALABAMA MASTER GARDENER CONFERENCE

AGENDA

CONTACT THE SHERATON BIRMINGHAM for ROOM RESERVATIONS

2101 Richard Arrington Jr. BLVD N, Birmingham 35203

(888)627-7095 OR www.starwoodmeeting.com/book/mastergardeners

THURSDAY MAY 3, 2018

8:00 AM – 3:30 PM REGISTRATION OPEN

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM THURSDAY MORNING TOUR OPTIONS Bus Transportation Provided. Meet in Hotel Lobby @ 8:45AM. Spaces Limited. Fee $25. Buses are not wheelchair accessible.

1. URBAN GREENING: Docent-led tour with 3 stops in the downtown area. Flat terrain. Easy walking.

JONES VALLEY URBAN FARMS. These farmers work hard to be both efficient & experimental in their farming practices while establishing a beautiful ecosystem in the heart of the city.

RAILROAD PARK. These 19 acres of green space in the middle of downtown Birmingham are the ideal place to combine the urban vista with a celebration of the industrial & artistic heritage of Birmingham.

GRANDMOTHER'S GARDEN @ SLOSS FURNACES. Volunteers repaired the historic Duncan House & planted the heirloom vegetable & flower garden.

2. BIRMINGHAM BOTANICAL GARDENS. Docent-led walking tour along paved, mostly flat, but some uphill walkways. Enjoy the Gardens’ seasonal highlights plus the Japanese Garden, Southern Living Garden, Conservatory, Rose Garden, Kaul Wildfower & Bog Gardens.

3. ALDRIDGE GARDENS. Docent-led, half-mile walking tour along paved, mostly flat, but some uphill walkways. This sprawling garden is well known for hydrangeas, bird-watching trails & outdoor exhibits.

12:00 – 1:00 PM SILENT AUCTION & VENDOR BOOTHS OPEN Credit cards, checks & cash accepted

LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

1:00 - 2:00 PM BREAKOUT SESSIONS

A1 LEARN: YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION? REINVENTING THE GARDEN CAMELLIA with Bobby Green

A2 NURTURE: BEES & BEEKEEPING with Dr. Michael Steinkampf

A3 GROW: GARDEN BED DESIGN with James Horton

2:00 - 2:15 PM TRANSITION TO BREAKOUT SESSIONS

2:15 - 3:15 PM BREAKOUT SESSIONS

B1 LEARN: YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION? REINVENTING THE GARDEN CAMELLIA with Bobby Green

B2 NURTURE: BEES & BEEKEEPING with Dr. Michael Steinkampf

B3 GROW: GARDEN BED DESIGN with James Horton

3:15 - 3:30 PM TRANSITION TO ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

3:45 - 4:45 PM ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION TOPICS

· ADVANCED MASTER GARDENERS

· RECRUITING & RETAINING VOLUNTEERS

· LOCAL ASSOCIATION ORGANIZATION & 501(c)(3)

5:30 - 7:30 PM WELCOME RECEPTION with CASH BAR

FRIDAY MAY 4, 2018

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM REGISTRATION OPEN

8:30 - 9:00 AM COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST

9:00 - 9:15 AM FORMAL WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS

Cathy Maddox, AMGA President

9:00 AM VENDOR BOOTHS OPEN

9:15 - 9:30 AM TRANSITION TO BREAKOUT SESSIONS

9:30 - 10:30 AM BREAKOUT SESSIONS

C1 LEARN: HERBAL HEALING IN THE EVERYDAY LANDSCAPE

with Antonia Viteri

C2 NURTURE: GRAFTING & BUDDING – PRODUCING PLANTS FOR PLEASURE & PURPOSE with Hunter McBrayer

C3 GROW: THE CITY GARDEN with Bethany O’Rear & Roger Clarke

10:30 - 10:45 AM TRANSITION TO BALLROOM FOR KEYNOTE SPEAKER

10:45 - 11:45 AM KEYNOTE SPEAKER: JIM McCLINTOCK

LEARN: A GLIMPSE at the BIG PICTURE…from MCMURDO SOUND to the CAHABA RIVER, the VITAL ASPECTS of CLIMATE CHANGE

12:00 - 1:30 PM LUNCH & AMGA ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING Box Lunch Provided

2:00 - 3:00 PM BREAKOUT SESSIONS

D1 LEARN: HERBAL HEALING IN THE EVERYDAY LANDSCAPE

with Antonia Viteri

D2 NURTURE: GRAFTING & BUDDING – PRODUCING PLANTS FOR PLEASURE & PURPOSE with Hunter McBrayer

D3 GROW: THE CITY GARDEN with Bethany O’Rear & Roger Clarke 3:00 - 3:15 PM TRANSITION TO BALLROOM FOR KEYNOTE SPEAKER

3:15 - 4:15 PM KEYNOTE SPEAKER: TOM UNDERWOOD NURTURE: THE POWER OF PLANTS - NURTURING A SENSE OF PLACE WITH BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPES & GARDENS

6:00 - 6:30 PM CASH BAR OPENS IN BALLROOM

6:30 PM BIDDING for SILENT AUCTION ENDS

6:30 - 8:30 PM ANNUAL DINNER BANQUET KEYNOTE SPEAKER: FELDER RUSHING GROW: YARD ART - THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UNBELIEVABLE

SATURDAY MAY 5, 2018

8:30 - 9:00 AM COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM TOP BIDDERS CLAIM SILENT AUCTION ITEMS

Credit cards, checks & cash accepted

9:15 - 10:00 AM BREAKOUT SESSIONS

E1 LEARN: SLOW GARDENING with Felder Rushing

E2 NURTURE: A GARDEN’S BLESSINGS with Lois Chaplin

E3 GROW: THE CAHABA RIVER WATERSHED & ITS LILY with Dr. Randy Haddock

10:00 - 10:15 AM TRANSITION TO BREAKOUT SESSIONS

10:15 - 11:00 AM BREAKOUT SESSIONS

F1 LEARN: SLOW GARDENING with Felder Rushing

F2 NURTURE: A GARDEN’S BLESSINGS with Lois Chaplin

F3 GROW: THE CAHABA RIVER WATERSHED & ITS LILY with Dr. Randy Haddock

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM CLOSING REMARKS Roger Clarke, Conference Co-Chair Drawing for conference prizes. Must be present to win.

2018 ALABAMA MASTER GARDENER ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

REGISTRATION

A separate registration form is required for each attendee.

No on-site registrations.

Conference registration deadline April 20.

Cancellation/refund deadline April 23.

___________________________________________________________________________________________LAST NAME FIRST NAME MI

___________________________________________________________________________________________STREET CITY STATE ZIP

___________________________________________________________________________________________EMAIL PHONE MG COUNTY

___________________________________________________________________________________________PREFERRED NAME FOR BADGE

Circle One: Master Gardener Master Gardener Intern ACES Speaker Sponsor Vendor Other

**********************************************************************************************************************************CONFERENCE FEES All Reservations Must Be Made in Advance. COST ENCLOSED EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (postmarked on or before March 1, 2018 $145 $________

qualifies attendee to enter drawing for refund of 2018 conference fee)

REGISTRATION (postmarked March 2-April 1, 2018) $145 $________

LATE REGISTRATION (postmarked April 2-April 20, 2018) $155 $________

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REGISTRANT MEALS

THURSDAY RECEPTION CIRCLE ONE $10 I Will Not Attend $________

FRIDAY BOX LUNCH* CIRCLE ONE Ham Turkey Vegetarian I Will Not Attend

FRIDAY BANQUET* CIRCLE ONE Beef Chicken Vegetarian I Will Not Attend

*Included in registration for registered attendees.

GUEST MEALS

THURSDAY RECEPTION #______X $45 $_______

FRIDAY BOX LUNCH CIRCLE ONE Ham Turkey Vegetarian #______X $25 $_______

FRIDAY BANQUET CIRCLE ONE Beef Chicken Vegetarian #______X $40 $_______

**********************************************************************************************************************************GARDENERS APRON Not Available at Conference. Preorder by April 1 #______X $20 $________

**********************************************************************************************************************************CONFERENCE TOURS Bus Transportation Provided Meet in Lobby @ 8:45AM Spaces Limited

BIRMINGHAM BOTANICAL GARDENS with Docent #______X $25 $________

ALDRIDGE GARDENS with Docent #______X $25 $________

URBAN GREENING with Docent #______X $25 $________

** Jones Valley Teaching Farm, Railroad Park and Grandmother’s Garden@Sloss Furnaces

TOTAL REGISTRATION $................

THURSDAY RECEPTION $...............

TOTAL GUEST MEALS $...............

TOTAL APRONS $..............

TOTAL TOURS $...............

GRAND TOTAL $_____________

Make checks payable to AMGA and mail to JCMGA C/O ACES 2612 LANE PARK ROAD BIRMINGHAM, AL 35223

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

THURSDAY AFTERNOON

1:15 PM Circle One: A1 YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION? REINVENTING THE GARDEN CAMELLIA with Bobby Green

A2 BEES & BEEKEEPING with Dr. Michael Steinkampf

A3 GARDEN BED DESIGN with James Horton

2:30 PM Circle One: B1 YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION? REINVENTING THE GARDEN CAMELLIA with Bobby Green

B2 BEES & BEEKEEPING with Dr. Michael Steinkampf

B3 GARDEN BED DESIGN with James Horton

FRIDAY MORNING