Education | Round Table Topics
Thursday, September 5 | 3:00 - 4:00PM
Creating a Keyhole Garden Bed by Joan Calder
GardenComm member Joan Calder explains how to create a raised, circular, garden bed that recycles and composts kitchen scraps. The Keyhole Garden produces organic food in limited space with on-hand materials, while being self-fertilizing, moisture holding and air-retaining, and can be used in areas of drought or ample rain. You’ll leave this roundtable able to teach this concept to children and adults. It’s an excellent team-building activity.
Natural Beauty from the Garden by Janice Cox
Natural products are a high-growth industry. Garden communicators are a part of this move to a greener and healthier lifestyle, where going out in the garden is considered therapy. Learn how you can become involved via magazine articles, blog posts, social media and hands-on classes Experts are saying that in the next eight years, the number of natural and organic products will double. Janice Cox owns Natural Beauty at Home and is a GardenComm member from Medford, Oregon.
Instagram for Everyone by Gracy Hensley
Grace Hensley covers setting up your account, gives examples of Instagram styles, shares nifty helper apps and explores new and upcoming features. A GardenComm member from Bainbridge Island, Washington, she owns Fashion Plants, a container design company.
Making Local Lucrative by Noelle Johnson, Ann McCormick, Teresa Odle & Jacqueline Soule
As the marketplace changes, garden communicators need to respond with new strategies to earn our living. Noelle Johnson, Ann McCormick, Teresa Odle, and Jacqueline Soule, came together two years ago and created SWGardening.com and they will teach you successful strategies for optimizing a local presence.
The Next Generation of Gardeners by Dianne Venetta
Expanding the network of school gardens in your community will not only inspire the next generation of gardeners, but have lasting impact on the health of our communities and planet. This round table looks at ways to create the garden, educate students and identify key garden champions to ensure a sustainable program. GardenComm member Dianne Venetta of Bloomin’ Thyme Collaborative in Leesburg, Florida, is dedicated to cultivating schools gardens throughout the country.