The Northern Neck Master Gardeners (NNMG) have announced the date and theme for the 2023 Gardening in the Northern Neck seminar (GNN).
The theme of the 2023 seminar is “In Your Own Backyard.” Gardening in the Northern Neck will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at the White Stone Church of the Nazarene, 57 Whisk Drive in White Stone. This will be the 29th Gardening in the Northern Neck Seminar.
“We are excited to host the Gardening in the Northern Neck seminar again in 2023,” said NNMG president Lynn Osborne. “We have three marvelous speakers who will delight, educate, and entertain everyone who attends.”
Speakers will be Heather Holm, a biologist, pollinator conservationist, and award-winning author; Barbara Pleasant, an avid gardener and award winning author; and Edward Olsen, Virginia Cooperative Extension Horticulture agent for Henrico County.
The fee for the seminar is $50. Lunches will be available for an addition fee. Additional information is available at nnmg.org/gnn/. Registration forms will be available on February 1, 2023, at www.nnmg.org.
2 thoughts on “Save the Date – 2023 Gardening in the Northern Neck”
Connie Sorrell says:
Do you have a more detailed agenda about what is going on for the day?
While the two speakers are listed, how long are there talks and what other activities are there?
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Northern Neck Master Gardener says:
A more detailed agenda will be posted soon. The seminar starts at 8:45 a.m. with doors opening at 8:15 a.m. Talks are approximately one hour with time for questions and answers. There are breaks between speakers and an hour-long lunch so everyone has time to visit vendors, exhibitors, and the book sale room. The seminar should conclude about 3 p.m.
There will be three speakers. An item about the third speaker will be posted next week.
The three speakers and their topics are:
Barbara Pleasant, award-winning author of Starter Vegetable Gardens and Homegrown Pantry, will share her strategies for successfully growing vegetables in your own backyard.
Heather Holm, a biologist, pollinator conservationist, and award-winning author, will speak about the pollination of native plants as well as the importance of attracting bees and beneficial insects to your fruit and vegetable garden.
Ed Olsen, Agricultural and Natural Resources Extension Agent with the Virginia Cooperative Extension office in Henrico County, will share with you the tools for safe pest and disease management. In his talk, Ed will share how Integrated Pest Management (IPM) solves pest problems and focus on the long-term prevention of pests or their damage through a variety of practices. You will learn about the effects of pesticides and other chemicals on the waters of our rivers and the Chesapeake Bay.