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Master Gardener 2023 Gardening Conference

Saturday, March 25, 2023
8:30 am3:30 pm
Community Wesleyan Church 161 Myrtle Avenue Newark, Ohio

We will offer a continental breakfast and boxed lunch and afternoon snacks with your ticket price
Raffle items to browse plus garden related vendors
Door prize - rain barrel
Donated by Licking County Soil and Water


1. Who are the Pollinators?
Kaye Alban, LCMGV
More than bees and butterflies! Come learn about lesser known pollinators who make big contributions to our world. Kaye Alban, a 25 year master gardener and big time Monarch lover will open your eyes to other creatures around you who do so much for us.

2. Coleus
Chris Baker, Bakers Acres, Alexandria, OH
Colorful coleus varieties add pizzazz to shady beds, sunny borders and containers. History, propagation, garden use, growing techniques and his own work with breeding coleus will all be included in Chris’ presentation about coleus.

3. Creating Your Own Flower Arrangements -From Your Own Garden, Yard or the Grocery Store
Kate Barrett, LCMGV
Don’t leave all those flowers or foliage out in your yard - grow some new flowers or cut from your existing landscape and make beautiful arrangements using a few key tips. Flowers from the grocery store can also go from a wrapped bunch into a beautiful arrangement in no time!

4. Fern Hollow Farm
Erik Peterson, Owner, Somerset, OH
Come and learn about this magical place right next door to Licking County. Fern Hollow is a permaculture farm and oasis committed to growing community resiliency in the Appalachian region and beyond. We provide naturally grown foods and herbal care, and we bring folks together from all walks of life for on-the-farm learning and therapeutic experiences.