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Garden Conference

Friday, March 18, 2016
8:00am – 4:00pm

Storrs Campus
Lewis B. Rome Commons

For immediate release: UConn Extension is sponsoring the “2016 Garden Conference” on Friday, March 18, 2016. The conference will be held at the University of Connecticut, Lewis B. Rome Commons in Storrs, CT.

The 2016 UConn Garden Conference features an exciting lineup of top national speakers and local experts on various aspects of garden design, maintenance, and plant selection. This all-day conference offers valuable educational opportunities for gardeners of all levels, from the casual gardener to the Advanced Master Gardener. The speakers featured at the conference will include:

• Artist and writer Andrew Keys, who will present a talk on Uncommon Plants for Northeast Gardens: Book Favorites and B-Sides

• Ruth Kassinger, science writer, speaking on A Garden of Marvels

• Lynn Felici-Gallant, designer and writer, talking about Slow Containers: Rethinking Annuals-Only Design

• UConn Plant Diagnostician Joan Allen, speaking on Organic Pest Control in the Vegetable Garden

• Smith College Assistant Professor Jesse Bellemare, talking about Horticultural Insights into Plant Conservation in the Face of Climate Change

Program and registration information, including online registration, is available at A pre-registration fee of $90 per person is due by March 11. The fee is $100 per person if postmarked after March 11 or for walk-ins. Student registration is $25 with valid school ID. Registration is limited and nonrefundable. Please make checks payable to the University of Connecticut and send to Joan Allen, University of Connecticut, Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, 1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4067, Storrs, CT 06269-4067.

Included with your registration: an information packet, lunch in the Rome Commons dining room, morning and afternoon snacks, free parking (in an adjacent lot to the conference), and selected autographed books plus a wide array of gardening books at the Garden Conference bookstore. Plants are also available for purchase.

If you have questions about the conference, please contact Joan Allen at 860-486-6740, email: or visit our website at:

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Joan Allen, 860-486-6740,

College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (primary), Community Outreach, Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group, Extension, UConn Master Calendar

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