The Eastern Iowa Community College District issued the following news release:
Muscatine Community College's Continuing Education Department is again offering its popular Art of Gardening daylong seminar. This year's seminar will be held Saturday, March 19, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the college's Strahan Hall, 152 Colorado Street.
The seminar traditionally covers a wide spectrum of topics including florals, gardening, landscaping and more.
Evelyn Hadden, one of nine members of the new national Lawn Reform Coalition, will serve as keynote speaker for the event. She has been writing about ecological gardening, lawn alternatives and ideas for shrinking lawns since 2001 when she started the informational website LessLawn.com. She gardens in Minnesota and travels across the country speaking to other gardeners.
Hadden has authored two books and is working on a third. Her recent book, Shrink Your Lawn: Design Ideas for any Landscape, won a silver medal from Independent Publisher's 2009 Living Now Book Awards.
A total of 23 breakout sessions are scheduled for the day as well as vendor exhibits. A partial list of the session is below.
Art of Gardening
Cost for the seminar is $40. A registration form and complete list of activities can be found in the Art of Gardening Brochure (just click on the link to the right.)
For more information, contact Kayla Holst (email@example.com) in Muscatine Community College's Continuing Education Department, 563-288-6161 or toll free 1-888-351-4669.
Partial List of Sessions (click on Art of Gardening Brochure link for more)
* Veggie Container Gardening
* Daylilies: The Perfect Perennial
* Let's Get Landscaping
* The Hosta Garden "Birthplace of Hostaholics"
* Solving Garden Crimes
* Iowa's Native Plant Communities
* Ornamental Grasses & Complimentary Plants
* The Art of Fairy Gardening
* Eco-Friendly Gardens