You are invited to register your pollinator friendly garden.

2018 Spring Symposium

Agenda

·         8:30     Registration

·         8:30   Silent Auction begins

·         9:15-9:30 Welcome and Announcements

·         Session 1 – Designing Your Garden for Year Around Pleasure (The Four Season Garden) – Erica Glasener

·         Azalea tips from  Ernest Koone – Lazy K Nursery 

·         UGA tips from Bill Starr – UGA Extension Service for Sumter County, How your Extension Agent can help you with your garden

·         Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail update from Annette Wise

·         10:45 Break and Refreshments

·         11:30 Session 2 – Creating a Haven for Pollinators – Erica Glasener

·         12:45 Symposium closing remarks and winners of Silent Auction announced

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Seed Swap – Bring a packet of homegrown seeds and swap for one you want (label your seed packs!)

Silent Auction  – Bid on items in the auction up to 11:45AM

All profit from the Silent Auction and Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail plants/items will go directly to establish additional habitat for pollinators or promote the Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail

2022 Speakers

Erica Glasener

Erica Glasener

Nationally recognized Author/Writer/Speaker
Senior Producer of Growing a Greener World – PBS and CREATE TV series and
TV Host/Producer of A Gardener’s Diary – HGTV series

Ernest Koone

Ernest Koone

The largest grower of native azaleas in the United States and also is a landscape designer for some very well-known gardens.

Bill Starr

Bill Starr

County Extension Coordinator as well as the Agricultural and Natural Resources Agent for Sumter County.

Previous Speakers

Gary Bachman

Gary Bachman

Mississippi State University
Extension/Research Professor of Urban Horticulture
Host of Southern Gardening

Body Pennisi UGA

Bodie Pennisi

Department of Horticulture
Professor, Statewide Extension
Landscape Specialist
University of Georgia

Dr. Jaap de Roode

Professor of Biology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Director of Infectious Disease Across Scales Training Program

Board of Director for the Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail

Kathy Crye

Kathy Crye

Horticulturist, Former Manager of Callaway Gardens Pollinator Garden and developer of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Trail at Callaway Gardens

Ernest Koone

Ernest Koone

The largest grower of native azaleas in the United States and also is a landscape designer for some very well-known gardens.

Karen Oberhauser

Karen Oberhauser

Director, Arboretum;Professor, Department of Entomology University of Wisconsin; Chair of Monarch Joint Venture and recipient of a White House Champion of Change Award in 2013

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