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March 25, 2013

Gardening Symposium

CONCORD – Are you ready to start digging in the soil? Attend the “Welcome Spring Symposium,” Sat., April 6, at the Grappone Center in Concord.

The symposium is sponsored by the New Hampshire Master Gardener Association and UNH Cooperative Extension and runs from 8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. It’s designed for gardening newcomers and experienced gardeners who want to improve their skills.

The symposium offers garden-related lectures and presentations, beginning with a keynote address by Kerry Ann Mendez, nationally known as the “passionate perennialist.” Mendez is an author and garden designer who has written for Horticulture, Fine Gardening and Better Homes & Gardens magazines.

You can take your pick among many sessions during the day, including Growing Great Tomatoes, Active Wintertime Gardening, Herbs to Grow and Use, Landscaping for Birds and Wildlife, Designing Edible Landscapes, Pruning for Good Fruit and Good Looks, Glorious Garlic, Growing a Children’s Garden at School and Deer-Resistant Plantings.

Vendors will be selling gardening supplies, books and jewelry, and you can bid on a multitude of gardening items at the silent auction.

Tickets are $70.00 and include a continental breakfast and buffet lunch. The registration fee is $75.00 after March 29 or for walk-ins the day of the symposium. New Hampshire Master Gardener Association members’ price is $60.00, with dues paid for 2013. There is one CEU credit available for Master Gardener certificate candidates. To register, go to: http://bit.ly/ZKAFZd

For more information, contact the UNH Cooperative Extension Education Center at (877)-398-4769 or e-mail answers@unh.edu.

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