Schedule of Activities

8:00am – 9:00am         Check-in and Shopping 

9:00am – 9:15am         Welcome by Master Gardeners of York County 

President Anne Murray-Randolph

9:15am – 10:15am       Opening Keynote – Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott 

                                             Gardening Myths vs Garden Science

Offers guidelines to evaluate resources, products, and practices based on the most current and relevant scientific information available.

10:15am – 10:45am    Break and Shopping

10:45am – 11:45am    Morning Session (A)

1.       Paul Thompson: Pruning with Knowledge and Confidence

2.       Dr. Ellen Vincent:  Native Plants in the Sustainable Landscape

3.       Justin Ballew:  Vegetable Crop Rotation in the Home Garden

11:45am – 1:00pm      Lunch

1:00pm – 2:00pm         Afternoon Session (B)

1.       Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott:  Mulches - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

2.       Dr. Charles Horn:  Wild Azaleas and Rhododendron of SC

3.       Jon Roethling:  The Scent-ual Garden - Creating Four Seasons of Olfactory Delight

2:00pm – 2:30pm         Break and Shopping

2:30pm – 3:30pm         Closing Keynote – Shannon Currey

Grasses and Sedges 

Reveals a host of ecosystem benefits, a unique set of aesthetic qualities, and smart solutions to common landscape challenges 

3:30pm – 4:00pm         Silent Auction Winners, Door Prize Drawings* and Shopping

*Must be present to win.  You will find your door prize number printed on your name badge.  Good luck!

See the back of your name badge for the location of each session.