Rapidan River Master Gardeners Seminar

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Saturday, September 17, 2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Market at Grelen


“From Your Backyard To the Blue Ridge”

The public is invited to join the Master Gardeners Saturday, September 17, 2016, from 9:00 a.m.—noon At Grelen’s Orchard Overlook Tent Somerset, Orange County, Virginia. There will be two speakers and a chance to tour the native plants at Grelen Nursery

“Don’t Clean Up in the Fall, Plant Instead!”
Do you have a planting strategy for fall? David M. Roos’ gardening philosophy emphasizes a hands-on approach and common sense practicality. He has a garden design and consulting practice in The Plains, VA, worked in nurseries, wrote a newspaper column and gives garden lectures. Mr. Roos received his design training at the New York Botanical Garden’s Landscape design certificate program in New York City.

“Reading the Land: the Importance of Ecosystem; Preserving the Native Plants”
Doug Coleman, biologist, naturalist, and Director of  The Wintergreen Nature Foundation has 40 years of experience in conservation within development and forest management on Wintergreen’s 11,000 acres. Mr. Coleman founded the 35 year old Spring Wildflower Symposium at Wintergreen and was on the advisory committee of the new Flora of Virginia. He was instrumental in the design and creation of a 2.5 mile roadway landscaped with native plants using propagated plant tissue collected from and around Wintergreen.

Proceeds benefit the Master Gardener community outreach programs and scholarships.

The cost until September 2 is $25 for Master Gardeners, and $30 for others. Lunch at the Market at Grelen is available for $16.50. For details and to download the mail-in registration form, click here: Registration Form

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