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Sherry Thomas
Program Coordinator, Ag and Natural Resources
University of Illinois Extension
1615 Commerce Parkway
Bloomington, IL 61704
Phone: 309-663-8306
FAX: 309-663-8270
sgthomas@illinois.edu

Kelly Allsup
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
1615 Commerce Parkway
Bloomington, IL 61704
Phone: 309-663-8306
FAX: 309-663-8270
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Brittnay Haag
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
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Bloomington, IL 61704
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Livingston, McLean, and Woodford Master Gardeners

Livingston, McLean, and Woodford Master Gardeners

Home, Lawn & Garden Day

Saturday, March 3, 2018

8 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

Central Catholic High School, Bloomington

** Registration opens Monday, January 8, 2018

Home, Lawn and Garden Day welcomes spring with a variety of gardening topics! Your $50 Registration fee includes:

  • Keynote Session with Susan Martin, horticultural marketer, writer, speaker and consultant Topic:  If You Could Only Pick One: Gold Standard Perennials - If you could only choose one purple coral bells, pink coneflower, or reblooming daylily, which is the best one?
  • Morning Session with Illinois Master Gardener Coordinator, Sandy Mason
  • Lunch Session with Ella Maxwell, horticulturist at Hoerr Nursery, Peoria talking about “Be First on Your Block: What is New at The Garden Center for 2018”
  • 3 Additional Workshops
  • Lunch

 Plus

  • Vendors and Exhibitors
  • Door Prizes
  • Silent Auction to benefit local Master Gardener projects

 

About Keynote Speaker, Susan Martin:

Susan Martin is an avid gardener who has spent the last 20 years of her career working in various branches of the horticulture industry. She began in independent garden center sales before opening her own garden design and maintenance business which focused on installing unique plants to suit her clients’ individual styles. Her career advanced into sales, marketing and merchandising for large wholesale plant companies including over a decade in management at the largest wholesale grower of perennials in the United States.

Susan finds her calling in spreading the joy of gardening to her fellow gardeners, a love which was instilled in her by her parents. She is a native of Michigan where she has been gardening since the age of four in both sandy and clay soils in zones 4-6. She is currently a freelance horticultural marketer, writer, speaker and consultant based in West Michigan. You can follow Susan’s work in the State-by-State gardening magazines, numerous trade publications, the Proven Winners’ Gardener’s Idea Book, GardenSmart e-newsletter and on Facebook at Gardener Sue’s News.