Friday, April 6, 2018

Note: If the session or tour of your choice is full, you may be placed on a waiting list in the event of a cancellation by emailing Nicky at 2018tmgaconference@gmail.com.

Reed Arena
Texas A&M University Campus

8:00am-3:00pm
Marketplace and Silent Auction Open

KEYNOTE SESSION

9:15am-10:30am
How to Create a Garden of Love, Not a Labor of Love by Jan Bills, Author and Landscape Designer; Two Women and a Hoe

10:30am-11:00am
Break

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

11:00am-12:00pm
Peckerwood Garden: Bridging the Gap between Conservation and the Promotion of a Diverse Landscape by Adam Black, Director of Horticulture, Peckerwood Garden  FULL
Butter Beans to Asian Greens: Old Favorites and New Flavors by Patty Leander, Contributing Editor, Texas Gardening Magazine
Green Roofs 101: Growing Plants where Plants Don’t want to Grow by Whitney Griffin, Teacher, Landscape Design and Management at A&M   FULL
Adopting and Sustaining a Junior Master Gardener Program by Lisa Whittlesey, Extension Program Specialist – JMG®
Open the Door and Invite the Garden Inside by Bill McKinley, Endowed Chair, Benz School of Floral Design

WORKSHOPS

11:00am-12:00pm
Pruning: A Science and an Art by Ginger Easton-Smith, Extension Agent, Aransas Co. $50.00  THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL

12:00pm-1:30pm
Luncheon Buffet

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

1:30pm-2:30pm
Home Garden Statistics: Average Gardeners, Mean Vegetables and Distributed Benefits by Jay White, Organic Gardener, Masters of Horticulture
Landscaping with Edible Plants in Texas by Cheryl Beesley, Author and Landscape Designer, Weston Gardens
Gardening Lessons Learned from Harvey by Kevin Gibbs, Extension Agent, Nueces Co.
Climate-Change-Friendly Woody Ornamentals for a 21st Century Texas by David Creech, Regents Professor Emeritus, SFA University
The Patio Fruit Grower by Tom LeRoy, County Extension Agent Emeritus

WORKSHOP

1:30pm-2:30pm
The Best Camera is the One You Have with You by Mark Hirsch, Author and Photojournalist  $10.00

Pruning: A Science and an Art by Ginger Easton-Smith, Extension Agent, Aransas Co. $50.00 THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL

2:30pm-3:00pm
Break

KEYNOTE SESSION

3:00pm-4:30pm
Hot Color, Dry Garden by Nan Sterman, host of the TV show A Growing Passion and award winning journalist

3:00pm
Marketplace Closes

5:30pm
All Silent Auction items must be picked up

5:30pm-8:30pm
First Friday in Bryan

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