Schedule

Thursday, August 19

8:30 a.m. Welcome and Daily Overview
8:45-10:05 a.m.  Keynote Presentation: Separated at Birth: How Genetics, Environment, and Culture Affect Plant Growth
Bryce Lane, Lecturer Emeritus and Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor, North Carolina State University
10:05-10:30 a.m.  Break 
Visit the Online Garden Marketplace
10:30-11:50 a.m. 

Breakout Sessions 

11:50 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Lunch
Visit the Online Garden Marketplace 
1-4:30 p.m.  MSU Volunteer Leadership Workshop (Optional)
1-5 p.m.  Workshops (an additional fee will apply)
 5:15-6 p.m.  Social Time
 8:30-10 p.m.  Evening Workshop (Additional Fee will Apply)
Creatures of the Night: Getting to Know and Observe Nocturnal Insects - David Lowenstein, Consumer Horticulture Educator, MSU Extension

Friday, August 20

8:30 a.m.  Welcome and Daily Overview
8:45-10 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

10-11 a.m.  Chat with Experts
Visit Online Garden Marketplace
11 a.m. - 12:20p.m.  Keynote Presentation: Evidence Based Information: Weeding Out Myths and Planting Seeds of Thought
Linda Chalker-Scott, Professor and Extension Urban Horticulturist, Washington State University (WSU) Puyallup Research and Extension Center, Puyallup, Wash.
12:20-1 p.m.  Break
Visit the Online Garden Marketplace 
1-2:15 p.m. 

Breakout Sessions

3-4:30 p.m.  Virtual Banquet

Saturday, August 21

8:30 a.m.  Welcome and Daily Overview
8:45-10 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

10-10:30 a.m.  Break
Visit the Online Garden Marketplace
10:30-11:45 a.m. Keep Growing: Share the Love of Plants
Dr. Jared Barnes, Assistant Professor, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas
11:45 a.m. - Noon Closing Remarks