Saturday, February 08, 2014

Annual Spring Gardening Conference in Branson March 8, Pre-Registration is Needed

Contact: Tim Schnakenberg, agronomy specialist
Headquartered in Stone County
Tel: (417) 357-6812

GALENA, Mo. – The Annual “Spring Gardening Conference” is 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., Saturday, March 8 at Faith Lutheran Church, 221 Malone, Branson, Mo. Registration and horticulture vendor booths open at 8:30 a.m.

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:
“Let's Get Started-Composting and Getting to Know your Soil,” by Renae and Mark Bernskoetter, Master Gardeners of Greene County.
“Growing a Flower Garden in the Ozarks,” by Peter Longley, Master Gardener of Greene County.
“Insects in the Garden:  The Good, The Bad and The Interesting,” by Dr. Tom Riley of Forsyth, a master gardener and retired entomologist Louisiana State University.
“Cooking Demonstration,” conducted by chef and students from College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Mo.

The cost of the workshop is $18 per person and includes all sessions, breakfast and a catered lunch. Preregistration is required and the deadline for registration is March 3. Registering online is preferred and can be done at or by calling 417-357-6812.


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