Title

Gardening Saturday - Garden More in 2024

Date(s)
- CT
Location
Location:
Alerus Center 1200 42nd Street South, Grand Forks, N.D.
Registration
Body

FEATURING:

John Ball - Gardening Saturday 2024

Dr. John Ball
South Dakota State University Professor and Extension Forestry Specialist


PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED
Registration fee is $50.
Fee includes lunch and breaks.
NO REFUNDS.

Walk-ins welcome day of the event.
Lunch is NOT a guarantee. Fee is $60.

 

To register by mail, download the brochure/registration form below.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

  • 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. Registration
  • 8:45 a.m. Welcome
  • 9 a.m. Session One
  • General Session – Keynote Speaker
    • We Must Think in Tree Time – Dr. John Ball
      Since trees are stationary, they cannot avoid any unfavorable changes to their environment. They must adjust to any stresses. But trees operate in their own time, often slowly responding to these stresses and either recover or decline. This creates a challenge for managing trees. We often assume the decline presented by a tree is associated with a current stress. But this may not be true. The decline may be connected to construction on the site a decade ago, not the insects found on the leaves today. This session will use case studies to illustrate how trees operate in their own time scale. How trees communicate their response to stresses will also be discussed.
  • 10:10 a.m. Break and Silent Auction Bidding
  • 10:30 a.m. Session Two (Concurrent Programs)
    • Improving the Lawn - Timing is Everything! – Larry Rivard
      This session will cover seed—what mix to use, how to apply; irrigating—better methods using less; mowing—when, how high, and more; weed control—application rates, when to apply, and time for Q&A.
    • Growing Your Photo Skills in the Garden – Shawna Schill
      Find inspiration just outside your door. Shawna will teach you that no matter your gear, you can create beautiful photos that capture the spirit and story of your garden. 
    • Amazing, Fun, and Yummy Vegetables – Tammie Nadeau
      Show your garden veggies some love by learning sneaky tips to make veggies a part of your day.
    • Ames Gardening – Vince Ames
      Large raised four-season perennial gardens. Customers such as: North Dakota Museum of Art, Altru Hospital Complex, Sunshine House, schools, churches, ghost machines, and many private gardens.
    • Make & Take Terrific Terrariums – Kristine Haas (Limited to the first 40 to register. Class material fee is $40. If registering by mail, include separate check to NDSU Extension.)
      Create a beautiful, arid terrarium with succulents for the home, office, or gift. Planting techniques and layering, plant selection and care will be discussed with finishing touches to delight.
    • Small Scale Conservation – Ryan Thorson
      Soil and water conservation can seem like a large-scale concern, but it can be just as important in your garden. Let’s have a conversation about feeding your plants and microbes!
    • Enhance Your Outdoor Space with Landscape Lighting – Sonia Robertson and Jon Mattson
      An overview on how the effects of landscape lighting can change the aspect of your outdoor living space. 
    • Growing Heirloom Pumpkins, Squashes, and Gourds – John and Jenny Thull
      Every year, John and Jenny Thull trial hundreds of varieties of pumpkins, squashes, and gourds at the University of Minnesota’s Horticultural Research Center. The huge diversity of this family is showcased each fall at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and many of the varieties are available for purchase at the U of M Apple House throughout September and October.
  • 11:30 a.m. Lunch, Vendors, and Silent Auction Bidding
  • 12:35 p.m. Session Three General Session – Keynote Speaker
    • Coming Threats to the North – Dr. John Ball
      Emerald ash borer, pine wilt disease and spotted lanternfly are new or projected threats to trees in our communities, windbreaks, and forests.  But why are these lethal threats and why now?  This presentation will unravel the mystery to these threats and what can be done to prepare for their impact on our prairie environment.  Equally important is how can we break the cycle of new pests, yet unknown, altering our landscape much as Dutch elm disease has done with American elm and emerald ash borer is doing to green ash.
  • 1:45 p.m. Session Four (Concurrent Programs)
    • Tilling Your Soil with Worms, Microbes, & Roots – Lyndon Anderson
      Learn how you can improve your soil, and ultimately your garden by letting nature do your tillage.
    • The Best Vegetable Varieties for North Dakota – Tom Kalb
      Hundreds of growers in North Dakota test new and promising vegetable varieties in their fields and gardens every year. We will discuss the top performers and where to buy them.
    • Growing Heirloom Pumpkins, Squashes, and Gourds – John and Jenny Thull
      Every year, John and Jenny Thull trial hundreds of varieties of pumpkins, squashes, and gourds at the University of Minnesota’s Horticultural Research Center. The huge diversity of this family is showcased each fall at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and many of the varieties are available for purchase at the U of M Apple House throughout September and October.
    • Edible Landscaping for People and Pollinators in the Northern Plains – April Johnson
      How to grow more food with diminishing effort using cold-hardy perennial crops that double as beautiful landscape plants.
    • Enhance Your Outdoor Space with Landscape Lighting – Sonia Robertson and Jon Mattson
      An overview on how the effects of landscape lighting can change the aspect of your outdoor living space. 
    • Growing Your Photo Skills in the Garden – Shawna Schill
      Find inspiration just outside your door. Shawna will teach you that no matter your gear, you can create beautiful photos that capture the spirit and story of your garden. 
    • Carnivorous Plants – Audrey Gilbraith
      Fascinating but intimidating. Carnivorous plants are very well known but not commonly grown. Learn how to make these beasts thrive inside and outside of your home.
    • Make & Take Terrific Terrariums – Kristine Haas (Limited to the first 40 to register. Class material fee is $40. If registering by mail, include separate check to NDSU Extension.)
      Create a beautiful, arid terrarium with succulents for the home, office, or gift. Planting techniques and layering, plant selection and care will be discussed with finishing touches to delight.
  • 2:45 p.m. Break and Silent Auction Bidding ends at 3 p.m.
  • 3:15 p.m. Session Five (Concurrent Programs)
    • Tilling Your Soil with Worms, Microbes, & Roots – Lyndon Anderson
      Learn how you can improve your soil, and ultimately your garden by letting nature do your tillage. 
    • Improving the Lawn - Timing is Everything! – Larry Rivard
      This session will cover seed—what mix to use, how to apply; irrigating—better methods using less; mowing—when, how high, and more; weed control—application rates, when to apply, and time for Q&A.
    • Edible Landscaping for People and Pollinators in the Northern Plains – April Johnson
      How to grow more food with diminishing effort using cold-hardy perennial crops that double as beautiful landscape plants.
    • Ames Gardening – Vince Ames
      Large raised four-season perennial gardens. Customers such as: North Dakota Museum of Art, Altru Hospital Complex, Sunshine House, schools, churches, ghost machines, and many private gardens.
    • Amazing, Fun, and Yummy Vegetables – Tammie Nadeau
      Show your garden veggies some love by learning sneaky tips to make veggies a part of your day.
    • The Best Vegetable Varieties for North Dakota – Tom Kalb
      Hundreds of growers in North Dakota test new and promising vegetable varieties in their fields and gardens every year. We will discuss the top performers and where to buy them.
    • Carnivorous Plants – Audrey Gilbraith
      Fascinating but intimidating. Carnivorous plants are very well known but not commonly grown. Learn how to make these beasts thrive inside and outside of your home.
    • Small Scale Conservation – Ryan Thorson
      Soil and water conservation can seem like a large-scale concern, but it can be just as important in your garden. Let’s have a conversation about feeding your plants and microbes!
  • 4:15 p.m.
    • Pick up and Pay for Silent Auction Items
    • Turn in Evaluations; Pick up Gift
Contact Information

Contact Information

Cara Werner

Requests for accommodations related to disability should be made to the event contact person at least two weeks in advance of the event.