Our program will include the following interesting and delightful speakers:
- Toni Gattoni, our keynote speaker, an adaptive gardening expert, a blogger, and author of The Lifelong Gardener: Garden With Ease and Joy At Any Age. You can follow Toni on Facebook and Instagram. Visit https://tonigattone.com for inspiration, tools and resources for the resilient gardener. Her talks will be You Can Garden for Life and Create a Fire-Smart Landscape;
- Preston Montague is an artist, educator, and landscape designer who developed a passion for the natural world while growing up in the rural foothills of Virginia. He will be talking about landscape design. Preston has generously donated a beautifully framed and autographed botanical print that will be raffled off at the symposium;
- Brenda Rosbrook and Kay Campbell, The Shady Ladies of Raymond’s Garden Center, will present transitioning from Fall into Winter/Holiday container gardening by changing out different decorative items. Ideas include using obelisks, trellises, pumpkins and holiday themed items; and,
- Sue Goetz, designer, speaker, author and owner of The Creative Gardener, is based in Tacoma, Washington. Sue is a certified professional horticulturist, the author of three books, The Herb Lover’s Spa Book, A Taste of Herbs, Complete Container Herb Gardening and an award-winning designer. You can follow Sue on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Visit herbloversgarden.com for recipes and inspiration. Her motto “inspiring gardeners to create” will define her talk on A Taste of Herbs.
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2022 WNC Gardening Symposium