"Gardening for the Health of It" A Day of Gardening Enrichment
Spring Gardening Seminar, Saturday, April 13, 2019
8 am-3 pm
9-10:15 am Keynote Speakers Chef Chris Rohe and Jenna Rohe
Chef Christopher Rohe started cooking early in Rochester and has worked in and around Rochester for 21 years. He received his culinary diploma from a Rochester Community College Program. He worked at the Broadstreet Cafe for 7 years as Executive Chef and as Food & Beverage Director at the Rochester Athletic Club for 5 years. Executive Chef Christopher Rohe has worked for many years to achieve his Certified Executive Chef status from the American Culinary Federation (ACF). Jenna Rohe has worked in the customer service field, restaurants and catering facilities for many years. Her training through the International Sommelier Guild has made her love of wine her second passion.
Grow It, Cook It, Eat It. (From Field to Fork)
Chef Rohe will share his tricks on how to utilize homegrown or locally grown produce for fast, healthy meals. You will see a chef prepare “Local” produce outside the “Box.”
Chef Chris Rohe and Jenna Rohe, Owners, Prescott’s Restaurant
10:30-11:20 am Session #1 Choices
“Dig” Art! Cultivating Creativity in the Garden
Key concepts of design, use of color and texture. Inspiration for repurposing items and art to use as a focal points.
Beth Solie, Retired Landscape Designer, U of M Olmsted County Master Gardener
Houseplant Patrol: Basic Care, Problem-Solving, and Resources
Best practices of how to grow and care for popular varieties of indoor plants. Diseases, soil considerations, light, and fertilizer requirements.
Nancy McGinnis, Owner, Greenwood Plants
Tree and Shrub Maintenance
How to prune. What to prune. When to prune. Proper tools and techniques.
Ryan Brick, Maier Tree and Lawn Service
“Weeding is NOT Fun!”
In your busy life, exactly how can you have the garden you want-with the time you have? See greater rewards from your garden--without spending hours.
Robin Fruth-Dugstad, RCTC Horticulture Professor
11:30 am-12:30 pm Lunch and Greenhouse Tour
12:40-1:30 pm Session #2 Choices
Go Wild with Native Plants!
Plants native to our area and their impact on our environment.
Diseases and animal pests will be discussed as well as integrating natives into your garden.
Joel Dunnette, Rochester Garden and Flower Club
Hummingbirds in Minnesota
What you need to know about attracting hummingbirds to your
garden and their benefits as pollinators. The impacts of weather and insecticides on birds and pollinators.
Don Mitchell, U of M Goodhue County Master Gardener
Invasive Plants: Wrong Plants in the Wrong Place
Find out what is considered an “invasive plant”. Proper techniques for control and the environmental impact.
Joyce and Terry Grier, U of M Olmsted County Master Gardeners
Success with Succulents
Care and propagation of succulents. A look at plant selection and
hardiness as well as use in your landscape.
Ron Flemke, Owner, (Landscape Maintenance Business)
1:40-2:30 pm Session #3 Choices
Dig Into Gardening Basics
Fundamental requirements for successful vegetable and flower gardening including: location, soil, seeds, plants, and maintenance. Plant seeds, take some home!
RCTC Horticulture Students, RCTC Horticulture Program
Herbs for the Home Gardener
How to select, grow, and care for herbs. Uses in cooking and in aromatherapy.
Gretchen McCoy, U of M Olmsted County Master Gardener
“Let’s Get Potted” - The Art of Container Gardening
Basics of successful container gardening including location, soil, containers, seed and plant selection, maintenance, and “imagination.”
Vickie Hennessey, (The Crack Pot Gardener), U of M Olmsted County Master Gardener
Tips for Gardening with Raised Beds
Benefits of raised bed gardens. Tips for construction, suggested materials, soil, care, and plant selections.
Sharon Pharis, Rochester Garden and Flower Club
Cosponsored with RCTC Horticulture Program, Rochester Garden and Flower Club, Shades of Green Hosta Society, and the U of M Olmsted County Master Gardeners.
Vendors will be onsite offering their products.
Transportation is not included.
Registration Deadline: Monday, April 8. No refunds after March 15.
If canceled due to inclement weather, you will be issued a refund minus costs incurred (including supplies, food, and salaries).