Friday, February 15, 2013

Annual Spring Gardening Conference in Branson March 2, Pre-registration Needed by Feb. 27

The Annual Spring Gardening Conference is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 2 at Faith Lutheran Church, in Branson, Mo.

The event will be presented by the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks in conjunction with University Extension of Missouri.

The following programs and speakers are scheduled for this year: “Flowering Shrubs,” by Dow Whiting, Nursery Owner and Hybridizer, Nixa; “Seed Saving,” by Patrick Byers, horticulture specialist with University of Missouri Extension; “Basics of Organic Gardening,” by Paul Robertson, Master Gardner from Battlefield; and “Question and Answer Clinic” with Master Gardeners and University of Missouri Extension staff.

There will also be a question and answer clinic. The workshop includes breakfast and lunch.

The cost of the workshop is $18 per person and proceeds go toward a scholarship for a horticulture student at College of the Ozarks.

Preregistration is required and the deadline is Feb. 27. Registering online is preferred and can be done at or by calling 417-357-6812.


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