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Event Category: Concurrent Sessions

CS09 – Native Medicinal Plants of the Prairie

Dr. Kelly Kindscher

Join Kelly Kindscher and learn about the great pharmaceutical house on the prairie. The Plains Indians found medicinal value in more than 200 species of native prairie plants. Science is…
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CS14 – Water-Wise Landscape Design

Donna Hoffman

With drought and extreme weather events on the rise over the last two decades, it is more important than ever to know which plants not only survive but thrive in…
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CS23 – Gardening Safely and Minimizing Risk

Gail Brandys & Angela O'Callaghan

Heat stress. Poison ivy. A sore back. We all know these are common complaints among gardeners. But do you know how to recognize and resolve less common safety challenges facing…
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CS29 – Weed-Free Gardening

Tasha Greer

Let’s get into the weeds! Make weeds your allies in creating a more peaceful, non-toxic garden using the ideas in this presentation. Learn to decipher the clues weeds offer about…
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CS33 – Plants for Birds

Marshall Johnson

How do we restore vital habitats for birds in our communities? How do we help them adapt and survive in the face of climate change? Join this dynamic speaker from…
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CS40 – Mini-Forest Revolution

Hannah Lewis

So much of the climate conversation is powered by the fearful narrative of a dying planet. Hannah Lewis offers a different story. The mini-forest revolution is a movement to restore…
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CS41 – Connecting People and Plants

Terri James, Pam Bennett & Sheri Dorn

As Horticultural professionals and Master Gardeners, we instinctively know the communities we serve and environment are better because of what we do. But how much better? Join our three panelists…
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CS43 – Grow Your Own Spices

Tasha Greer

Learning to grow spices used to require acts of dangerous espionage. No more! Spice up your garden, your plate, and your health with your own fresh, homegrown spices. Unlike herbs,…
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CS44 – Landscaping with a Prairie Palette

Carol Davit

Carol Davit tells a compelling story of why the prairie matters. Native grasslands occur globally in the form of prairies, glades, savannas, and other grassland-natural communities. In addition to their…
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CS47 – The Need for Monarch Waystations

Dr. Orley “Chip” Taylor

How can you not love a tiny, gorgeous creature that flies from Mexico to Canada to keep its species on the Earth? Monarch butterflies are one of our most iconic…
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CS52 – Engaging Master Gardeners as Citizen Scientists

Matt Jones, Caroline Richardson

Citizen scientists are all the buzz. As the name implies, citizen scientists are people from the general public (citizens) who collaborate with professional scientists in doing applied research. For Extension…
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CS55 – Lilac Renaissance

Brian Morley

Lilacs . . . “In springtime, love is carried on the breeze.” Brian Morley fell in love with lilacs, so much so that he “bought the farm,” both literally and…
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