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The Resilient Garden: Planning and Planting for Changing Conditions

  • White Stone Church of the Nazarene, 57 Whisk Drive White Stone, VA, 22578 United States (map)

Gardening in the Northern Neck is an annual seminar series presented by the NN Master Gardeners and the Virginia Cooperative Extension. This event has been of interest to most Master Naturalists in many of its 26 years. Please keep in mind that each of the three presentations are worth one hour to one and one-half hours of Continuing Education toward your Master Naturalist annual certification requirements. The whole eight plus hour day is not all credit - only the actual time in the presentation should be reported.

The seminar will be held on Saturday, March 23 at the White Stone Church of the Nazarene, 57 Whisk Drive, White Stone, Virginia. The theme of this year’s GNN seminar is "The Resilient Garden: Planning and Planting for Changing Conditions.”

This year's speakers are a dynamic group including:

Joe Lamp'l, the creator and host of the Emmy Award-winning PBS TV show "Growing a Greener World", now in its ninth season. Joe is devoted to inspiring and promoting environmental stewardship around the world and is deeply committed to “growing a greener world” through his television series, websites, podcasts, books, including The Green Gardener’s Guide, nationally syndicated newspaper column, and more.

Jenny Rose Carey, Senior Director of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Meadowbrook Farm and renowned educator, historian and author. Previously she worked at Temple University in the Dept. of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture and as Director of the Ambler Arboretum.

Joe Murray will present “Zen and the Art of Composting”. Joe is a Certified Arborist, Educator, Lecturer, and Writer in biology and arboriculture. He was educated at Radford, Virginia Tech and the University of Richmond.

Registration is $35 and lunch is available for $10. The seminar starts at 8:45 a.m. and concludes at 3:00 p.m. It usually fills up so do not delay if you wish to attend. For more information, visit or call the Virginia Cooperative Extension Northumberland County Office at (804) 580-5694.

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