An estimated 240 gardening enthusiasts turned out for the 2016 Master Gardeners of the Ozarks Spring Gardening Workshop, hosted in Branson at the Faith Lutheran Church.
Attendees were treated to interesting and informative presentations by entomologist, photographer and Taney County Master Gardener, Tom Riley; Garden Adventures Nursery owner and plant breeder, Dow Whiting; Tim Reinbott, Director of Field Operations for the University of Missouri Ag Experiment Stations in Columbia; Tamara Walkingstick, Associate Professor, Extension Forestry & Associate Director, Arkansas Forest Resources Center, Little Rock; and Tom Lakowske, Master Gardener and creator of Alta Birdsong, a private garden sanctuary in Springfield, MO. See below for PDFs of their presentations and hand-outs. Very soon, videos of the presentations will be available on the MG Ozarks YouTube Channel. (Stay tuned.)
The workshop also featured displays by several of our area's premier, gardening-related businesses including Cedar Creek Gardens, The Flower Farm, Hilltop Farm and Robbies Baskets.
Lunch was catered by T&K Catering of Cedar Creek, Missouri.
Below are the hand-outs of the presentations in PDF form. Although we've tried to reduce the file size of these (mostly) PowerPoint presentations, they might still take a while to load into a new page in your browser depending upon your internet connection speed.
Things that bite and sting in the garden.pdf2.68 MB - Tom Riley
Whats New in the Nursery.pdf824 KB - Dow Whiting
Tips and Tricks for Vegetable Gardening.pdf1.8 MB - Tim Reinbott
Wild Edibles.pdf (includes recipes)287.89 KB - Tamara Walkingstick
Creating a garden sanctuary.pdf2.35 MB - Tom Lakowske