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Hear from top-notch speakers, right here in MidMichigan, and spend a winter day dreaming of spring.  
Early registration is $60.00 per person, including lunch. Tickets are $75.00 after February 5th
Saturday, February 20
9:00am - 3:30pm
Bullock Creek High School

Make plans to attend the Dow Gardens Know & Grow seminar on February 20th, 2016. You’ll hear from top-notch speakers right here in Mid-Michigan and spend a winter day dreaming of spring!


Paul Epsom
“My E Garden, (Five E's)”  & "Winter Elements"
Paul Epsom has been featured on Pennsylvania local television for well over 20 years. He gained notoriety as a correspondent for PBS’s The Victory Garden. He is the proud recipient of a Garden Globe award, from  the Garden Writer’s Association, and a Gold Award for Best Talent on air. His teaching experience is apparent in his succinct “how-to” segments, which help viewers see gardening in a creative light. Paul resides in Pennsylvania where he owns and operates Greystone Gardens - garden center & gift shop.

Marta McDowell
 “Curves, Carpets, and Color: A lecture on Romantic and Victorian Gardening in America”
Marta McDowell lives, gardens and writes in Chatham, New Jersey. She teaches landscape history and horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden and consults for private clients and public gardens.  Timber Press published Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life, which won a 2014 Gold Award from the Garden Writers Association. Her first book, Emily Dickinson’s Gardens, came out in 2005. Her husband, Kirke Bent, summarizes her biography as “I am therefore I dig.” 

 Paul Zammit
“Dramatic Container Gardening”
Paul Zammit, a graduate of the University of Guelph, is the Nancy Eaton Director of Horticulture at the Toronto Botanical Garden.  An energetic and passionate speaker, he is the recipient of the Young Professionals award and the Industry Service Award. Paul has appeared both on television and in print.  His container designs have been showcased in assorted gardening magazines (most recently on the cover of the 2012 special design issue of Garden Making). 

Shop the Garden Marketplace!
The Midland Master Gardeners will again host an array of  vendors from across the state to create a one-of-a-kind gardening marketplace. You never know what treasure you’ll find.  Get ready to shop!  

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