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A great success! The 2012 Upper Midwest Master Gardener Conference

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The 2012 Upper Midwest Master Gardener Conference, July 19-21, was a great success! More than five hundred people participate as attendees, instructors and vendors, and the MN Landscape Arboretum was the perfect venue!

A special thank you to the Master Gardener volunteers who served on the planning committee and to our conference co-chairs, Diana Rankin (Kanabec Cty) and Pam Hartley (Anoka Cty). The conference was a success because of the planning committee's effort, creative ideas, and innovation! Thank you as well to the 80 U of M Extension Master Gardeners who volunteered to help during the conference.

Here are links to the handouts and presentations from the conference. I will add more as I receive them.


Frelich - Presentation Invasive Earthworms.pdf
Hahn - Handout Watch out for those insects.pdf
Heger - Echinacea 7_21_12.pdf
Heger - Shady Natives 7_20_12.pdf
Herzfeld - Presentation IPM for MGs.pdf
Malone - Presentation Herbs In Your Life.pdf
Moe - Presentation Raingardens.pdf
Riddle - Driftwatch-Organic-Purdue.pdf
Riddle - Minimizing GMO Contamination.pdf
Riddle - Organic Certification for Vegetables.pdf
Riddle - Organic Ecology brochure.pdf
Riddle - SWROC High Tunnels Year Two.pdf
Riddle - What is Organic Food.pdf
Riddle - Why Eat Organic.pdf
Riddle - MN Guide to Organic Certification Updated 03-2011.pdf
Rosen - Presentation Building Healthy Soil.pdf
Schneider - Presentation The MLA Future Plans.pdf
Vidmar - Nature as Healer.pdf
Whittenbaugh - Presentation Gardening out of your Comfort Zone.pdf
Whittenbaugh - Presentation Gardening with Conifers.pdf


Grabowski - Hahn - Diagnosis-1.pdf
Grabowski - Growing Healthy Vegetables.pdf
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