The Master Gardeners of Summit County will present the annual Design & Beyond Symposium on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at St. Sebastian’s Zwisler Hall, 348 Elmdale Ave. Akron, OH 44320 from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm (check-in at 8 am) Cost for the Symposium is $40 which includes program materials, and a continental breakfast and lunch. During the event attendees will have the opportunity to purchase books and have them signed. Early reservations are encouraged, as this event sells out. Registration deadline is January 6, 2014. Late registration, if space is available will be accepted until January 12, 2014 at a fee of $45. Registrations are transferable. No refunds after December 31, 2013. Online registration payment options are PayPal, credit card and check. Those unable to register online, please contact, Sherry Beam, facilitator – 330-342-0969
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- Keynote Speaker – David L. Culp author and creator of the gardens at Brandywine Cottage in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. David has been lecturing about gardens nationwide for more than 15 years. His articles have appeared in Martha Stewart Living, Country Living, Fine Gardening, Green Scene, and many other publications. He is a former contributing editor to Horticulture magazine and served as chairman of the Mid-Atlantic Hardy Plant Society. He is author of the book The Layered Garden: Design Lessons for Year-Round Beauty from Brandywine Cottage published by Timber Press. His presentations will include: The Layered Garden: Design Lessons for Year-Round Beauty from Brandywine Cottage and 50 Perennials I cannot Live Without.
- Debra Knapke – Known as the Garden Sage, Knapke is passionate about gardening and the natural world and enjoys sharing knowledge through her books, magazine and newsletter articles, and guest appearances. Her books, written with Allison Beck include: Perennials for Ohio, Annuals for Ohio, Gardening Month by Month in Ohio, Best Garden Plants for Ohio, and Herb Gardening for the Midwest, written with Laura Peters. Debra will present: Simplifying Your Garden without Diminishing Your Joy.
- Jim McCormac, (Ohio Division of Wildlife) author and specialist in nongame wildlife diversity issues, especially birds. He will share a presentation on Butterflies and Their Darker Side, the Moths.
- Danae Wolfe – Summit County’s Agricultural and Natural Resources Extension Educator will discuss the benefits of native gardening with her presentation: Go Native!, which explores the many benefits of incorporating native plants into your garden and a new way of designing your home landscape.
MARK YOUR 2015 CALENDAR FOR DESIGN & BEYOND SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 2015