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The Stories of Our Gardens - A Fall Gardening Symposium and Expo for Home, Community and School Gardeners

Saturday, October 6, 2018, 11:00 AM

The Stories of our Gardens is an all-day premier suburban gardening forum focusing on bringing together suburban home, school and community gardeners from across greater Washington, DC to meet at the crossroads where gardeners of all levels can collaborate and learn from each other.  Our goal is to offer a quality informal gardening educational program to a community of gardeners.  Attendees will be able to network and  find ways to improve their gardening skills via group roundtable discussions, interactive and hands-on workshops and lots more.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to build a diverse and collective network of new kindred spirits of the soil.  Keynote speakers and presenters will inspire attendees to try new and emerging gardening techniques and processes by offering a variety of gardening lectures on growing your best gardens.  We'll offer a food preservation and healthy cooking demonstrations to show you how to make the best of your bountiful harvest throughout the year. The event will feature local non-profits, CSAs, and local green businesses offering a variety of helpful gardening products and service vendors. We look forward to an informative and delightful gardening event where you will explore money-saving, economical, natural and organic growing techniques that will bring you a bounty of healthy nutritious food from your gardens.  In addition to the presentations and hands-on workshops offered, you will have the opportunity to visit our vendors’ showcases of various gardening products to help you kick up your gardens in many ways. You will leave the event with a renewed sense of gardening power because of your interactions with a diverse group of gardeners and horticulltural enthusiasts at all levels offering advice on time-tested and emerging gardening breakthroughs and techniques.  So, let’s get out there and grow something!!! Here's Our Planned Agenda - Final Agenda Will Be Available by September 5, 2018  Registration Begins at 10:00 am - Opening Speaker – Welcoming Remarks from Event Organizer 11:00 am Presentation - Gardening in the Mid-Atlantic - An Overview of Best Plant Options for Fall Gardens Across Suburban DMV - Speaker TBA -  11:00 am - 11:30 am Presentations: Open for final presenter applications - Proposals due by July 15, 2018. Contact organizer for application. The topics below are open for presenters. Presentations will be 45 minutes each. Presenters who  reserve a vendor space will receive a reduced vendor/presenter rate of $50.00 for their space. Presenters who do not reserve a vending space can receive a free add for their business in the program bulletin.     Soil Science: What's in Your Soil? And How Soil Affects Plant Growth and Plant Health. Micro Magic – A Renewed Craze for A Nutrient Dense and Easy to Grow Homegrown Favorite Winter Sowing: Following Mother Nature's Way to Get a Head Start on your Fall Garden Container Gardening for All Spaces Growing Up - Vertical Gardening in Any Space Cooking WIth Herbs - Cooking Demonstration Preserving the Harvest - Food Preservation Presentation Hands-on Workshops - Take Home a custom-designed masterpiece.  All suppplies provided. Workshop #1 - Hand-crafted DIY-  Fall Centerpiece Workshop #2 - Let’s Create Magic – An Indoor Fairy Garden Workshop #3-  Let’s Create Magic II – Indoor Wall Planter Other Features: Gardening, Horticultural and Landscaping Vendors Food vendor All Day Tea Jam - Sample and purchase Handcrafted Teas and Handcrafted Jams & Jellies Door Prizes and Give-Aways All Day Seed Exchange Sponsors and Ads  Sponsors needed  for program support, door prizes,  donations and give-aways.  All sponsors will get a one-page add in the program bulletin. . Ads available for all business types ranging from Business card sized ads to full page - select the ticket for your ad type.   * For planning purposes all tickets are non-refundabe except for vendors and vendor/presenters who are not selected and they will receive a refund of

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