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Spring Horticulture Symposium

Sponsored by Idaho Horticulture Society

March 12, 2011

Special Events Center, Boise State University, 1800 University Dr., Boise, ID 83725

FREE PARKING in designated lot

9:00 AM to 4:30 PM


8:15am Check-in and late registration
9am Welcome
9:10am Your Incredible, Edible Yard-Willi Galloway

10:10am Break

10:30am Editing Your Garden- Jean Findley

11:30am Lunch on your own

1pm Seed Starting 101-Willi Galloway

2pm Creating Beautiful, Waterwise Landscapes for the Intermountain West-Clifton Smith

3pm Break

3:15pm Compost Happens- Jennie Rylee

For more information:

Email: patbaker@cableone.net; Phone: 208 870 1299 or www.idhort.com

Special thanks to Idaho Botanical Garden for sponsorship of the Spring Horticulture Symposium.

Willi Galloway is an award winning writer, radio commentator and creator of DigginFood, a popular gardening and cooking blog that serves up organic vegetable gardening advice, DIY projects, and seasonal recipes several times each week. She and her husband also host an online garden to table cooking show, Grow. Cook. Eat.. Willi was the West Coast Editor of Organic Gardening magazine from 2003 to 2009. In the photo-filled lecture, Your Incredible Edible Yard, she will discuss organic gardening basics and strategies for integrating herbs, berries, fruit trees, and vegetables into the landscape. Plus, she will share ideas for making traditional vegetable gardens more ornamental. Seed Starting 101 is a step-by-step demonstration where you’ll learn how to start seeds successfully indoors, under lights, and simple strategies for avoiding the most common pitfalls.

Jean Findley has been gardening for 20 years on a former sagebrush hill west of Ontario, Oregon. She retired as a botanist for the BLM in 2008 and continues to do botanical consulting. Jean also teaches an applied botany class and a class on herbaceous perennials for gardeners at Treasure Valley Community College. Her talk, Editing Your Garden: Know When to Hold ‘Em, Know When to Fold ‘Em discusses which plants in the perennial border are true keepers while others need to be tossed. Jean will help you decide which ones go, which ones stay, based on her 20 years of gardening in the western Treasure Valley.

Clifton Smith was raised in Northern Utah and attended Utah State University where he received his Bachelors Degree in Horticulture and a Masters Degree in Water-Efficient Landscaping. He has supervised landscape crews for various landscapes in the Salt Lake City area including the Conference Center at Temple Square and has been managing the 4 acre West Jordan Conservation Garden Park since 2005. In his lecture, Creating Beautiful, Waterwise Landscapes for the Intermountain West, learn how the Garden teaches waterwise landscaping principles and see examples of gorgeous water-saving gardens that complement the Intermountain West.

Jennie Rylee Wait – don’t throw out those food scraps and yard waste. Turn them into the perfect food for our Treasure Valley soils. Jennie Rylee , Boise City Environmental Education Coordinator, will take you through the EASY way to compost in your backyard. You’ll learn how Compost Happens; a simple recipe for foolproof composting; options for containing your pile; and how to use the finished product.

* $25 if postmarked or paid online before March 4
* $20 Student, Master Gardener, IHS Member if postmarked or paid online before March 4
* $35 at the door if space is available