Lake County Master Gardener Volunteers’
2021 Home Gardeners’ Workshop - at home!
Saturday, March 6, 2021
Registration is now open!

Program Agenda

8:50 am                Welcome
9 - 10 am               Jim Chatfield, formerly of OSUE
10 - 10:30 am       Break, trivia game, book giveaways
10:30 - 11:30 am   Dan Jaffe Wilder of Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary
11:30 - 11:45 am   Ending remarks

Jim Chatfield has just retired from The Ohio State University Extension. His specialties were plant problem diagnostics, plant pathology, the benefits of trees, and ornamental plant selection. He has an
M.S. in plant pathology, worked with OSU Extension for 35 years, is the President of the International Ornamental Crabapple Society, loves hiking and travel and his wife, daughters, sons-in-law, and grandchildren.

Jim will present “The Pervasiveness of Invasiveness.”
Invasive species biology and its implications are with us constantly in the nature and nurture of plants and natural systems. From emerald ash borers to the fungal pathogen for oak wilt disease, from the fungi that cause white nose syndrome of bats and early death of amphibians to the invasive plants such as hogweed, garlic mustard and Callery pears, invasiveness is a rich source of perils and educational perspectives. Let’s look at some case studies and issues relative to invasiveness.

Dan Jaffe Wilder is an Ecological Horticulturalist specializing in native plant ecology, propagation, wildlife habitat construction, and native edible landscapes. His work has ranged from nurseries to botanical gardens to wildlife refuges. A prolific photographer and author, Dan’s book Native Plants for New England Gardens was released in 2018. Dan is currently the Propagator and Horticulturalist for Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary.

Dan will present “For Us and Them: How Edible Native Plants Can Feed Us and Wildlife Together.” There are a variety of reasons why people choose to grow plants. The most common reason is often aesthetic in nature. However, simple beauty is not always enough. For people, the popularity of edible and pollinator gardens has skyrocketed of late, but these trends can be complicated. Which plants  attract which pollinators? Which edibles are resistant to diseases and pests? What if you could have it all? A beautiful, edible garden that supports a myriad of pollinators - what if it could be easy? Learn how low maintenance native plants can feed us and wildlife together.

For your $10 registration fee, you have not only the pleasure of listening to our wonderful speakers, but an opportunity to win a Lake County-themed trivia game AND you will be automatically entered into a book giveaway for the following books:

The Well-Tended Perennial Garden by Tracy DiSabato-Aust ** Native Plants for New England Gardens by Dan Jaffe Wilder ** Bringing Nature Home by Doug Tallamy
The Pollinator Victory Garden by Kim Eierman ** Good Bugs Bad Bugs by Jessica Walliser

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The Ohio State University Extension
105 Main Street / Suite B402
Painesville, Ohio 44077

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