Gardening in the Northern Neck Seminar
Saturday, March 24, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Registration opens February 1, 2018
$30 per person. Optional boxed lunch $10. No refunds.
Church of the Nazarene
57 Whisk Drive, White Stone, Virginia 22578
Thomas Rainer is a registered landscape architect, teacher, and author who explores the crossroads between ecology and horticulture. A passionate proponent of diverse and visually harmonious natural landscapes, he is the acclaimed co-author of Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes. In this book, he proposes a new nature, a hybrid of the wild and the cultivated, that can ﬂourish in cities and suburbs.
Dr. Robert Lyons
Dr. Robert Lyons has had a distinguished 33-year academic career focusing on herbaceous plants at Virginia Tech, Longwood Gardens, and the University of Delaware. His work examines the cross-roads between garden structure and whimsical design. With numerous national awards, Lyons sums up his garden style as “color, color, color.” He favors herbaceous plants in the classic British style, mixing annuals with perennials for a continuous color presentation throughout the season.
Craig LeHoullier left the corporate world of chemistry and pharmaceuticals to follow his passion for gardening. A self-proclaimed “tomato nut” he advocates user-friendly methods of growing vegetables ideal for seniors, children, and patio gardeners. His approach puts him at the crossroads of tending a large garden or growing vegetables on a small scale. Author, lecturer, and educator, Craig espouses the joys of gardening and is an expert in heirloom tomatoes and seed banks. He believes that diversity is one of the best reasons to “grow your own.”
(EMG Continuing Education hours to be determined.)
Northern Neck Master Gardeners
P O Box 62
Heathsville, VA 22473
Virginia Cooperative Extension
Northumberland County Office
7154 Northumberland Highway
P O Box 400
Heathsville, VA 22473
Lancaster County Office
8311 Mary Ball Road, Suite 302
PO Box 100
Lancaster, VA 22503
Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.