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Upcoming Appearances

 July 22, 2020 (WATCH it ON DEMAND for a limited time)
Virtual Seminar:  Food Gardening for Everyone – There’s Still Time to Plant & Maximize Your Harvest


6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Central time - Whether you’ve already planted your food garden or just started, there’s still time to maximize your harvest and fill in those empty spots with short season plantings. We’ll discuss ways to extend the growing season, maximize productivity and keep plants healthy. Not only will you enjoy the added flavor but the knowledge that you will be helping reduce energy used to transport vegetables from the farm to the grocery store. 

The virtual seminar is free, but registration is required. 

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August 5, 2020  (WATCH it ON DEMAND for a limited time)
Virtual Seminar:  Managing Garden Pests While Keeping Pollinators Safe


6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Central time - Grow a beautiful landscape and productive garden while being kind to the environment and all-important pollinators. I will discuss eco-friendly products and safe ways to manage insects and diseases that attack landscape plants and edibles. You will learn how to grow a beautiful landscape filled with birds, butterflies, and blooms as well as a productive garden of delicious fruits and vegetables.  

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August 12, 2020 (WATCH it ON DEMAND for a limited time)
Virtual Seminar:  Waterwise Gardening


6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Central time - Too much or not enough water and never at the right time.  This seems to be the complaint of every gardener.  We’ll take an in-depth look at ways to minimize water use, keep water where it falls, and efficient ways to water when needed. Melinda will provide an in-depth look at many of the drought tolerant plants and ways to manage those that need a bit more moisture.  Melinda will share the benefits of incorporating rain barrels and rain gardens into your landscape and using drip and clay pot irrigation and other water efficient devices.

The virtual seminar is free, but registration is required.  
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August 19, 2020 (WATCH it ON DEMAND for a limited time)
Virtual Seminar:  Creating Pollinator Gardens


6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Central time - Whether planting a garden, enjoying the beauty of your landscape, or sitting down to a delicious meal, you have bees, butterflies, and other pollinators to thank. These essential members of our ecosystem are responsible for much of the food and beauty we enjoy each day. Create the right habitat and you can fill your landscape with bees, butterflies, birds, and other pollinators. We will discuss plant selection and design strategies that will help bring pollinators into your landscape.  Then we’ll take a close look at how to manage the space to keep plants and visiting pollinators healthy. Join ATC and Grow Smart by growing pollinator friendly gardens.

The virtual seminar is free, but registration is required.  
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August 26, 2020 (WATCH it ON DEMAND for a limited time)
Virtual Seminar:  Strategies for Adding Native Plants to Your Landscape & The Many Benefits!


6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Central time - Explore ways you can incorporate natives into your landscape whether gardening in the city, suburbs or on a more expansive piece of property. You will find out about the many benefits of adding natives, including reducing ongoing maintenance, keeping water where it falls, and attracting birds, bees, and butterflies to in your yard and gardens. 

The virtual seminar is free, but registration is required.  

WATCH it ON DEMAND (click on the link and enter the access password below)

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September 2, 2020 (WATCH it ON DEMAND for a limited time)
Virtual Seminar:  Save Money & Improve Your Soil for Better Gardening Results


6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Central time - A healthy garden starts with the soil beneath your feet. Stop hauling yard waste to the dump and kitchen scraps to the garbage. Instead turn it into a useful soil amendment. It will add nutrients and organic matter that improves drainage in heavy soils and the water-holding ability of sandy soils. This means a more bountiful harvest and beautiful gardens for you! I’ll share various composting techniques, including worm composting to help you convert landscape trimmings and plant based kitchen scraps into compost for your garden and containers. This means a more bountiful harvest and beautiful gardens for you!

The virtual seminar is free, but registration is required.   

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September 9, 2020 (WATCH it ON DEMAND for a limited time)
Virtual Seminar:  Fall is for Planting - Grow Smart Plants for You and The Pollinators to Enjoy!


6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Central time - As the growing season winds down, now is a great time to plan and plant for added beauty and pollinator appeal in your landscape.  We’ll discuss what you can plant this time of the year and start planning for next season. Melinda will share tips on creating season long color by selecting a variety of native and other pollinator-friendly plants to add color, texture and motion to next year’s garden.

The virtual seminar is free, but registration is required.   

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Registrants will receive a link to the handout in a Webinar Reminder email one hour before the webinar.


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October 7, 2020
Virtual Seminar:  Fall Care for Your Landscape and The Pollinators


6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Central time - Fall is a great time to prepare your garden for the winter and spring ahead. Keep pollinators in mind as you manage fall leaves, prune shrubs and clean up your landscape for winter.  Melinda will share tips for taking care of your new and established plants with proper watering, winterization, and protection from wildlife to get them through our challenging winters and ready for an eye-catching spring display!

The virtual seminar is free, but registration is required.   Register here

Registrants will receive a link to the handout in a Webinar Reminder email one hour before the webinar.

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October 14, 2020
Virtual Seminar:  The First Steps to Creating a Low Maintenance, Ecofriendly Landscape


6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Central time - The first step to transforming your landscape into a more environmentally friendly space for you, the pollinators, and our community.  Melinda will start with manageable strategies from the ground up that fit into your lifestyle and landscape goals. Melinda will provide an overview of environmentally friendly lawn and garden maintenance strategies plus tips for managing water, pests, and other challenges. We’ll discuss simple steps that can make a big difference!

The virtual seminar is free, but registration is required.   Register here

Registrants will receive a link to the handout in a Webinar Reminder email one hour before the webinar.

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The Grow Network's Home Medicine Summit

I'm excited to be a part of this online Summit!  Watch from home as 42+ leading experts show you how to be naturally healthy, share lots of great gardening trends and information, provide strategies for living your best life and much more!   

Sign up  by clicking here.  Visit the Grow Network's website for more information on all of the wonderful seminars.

My session is on “Growing Fruit, Vegetables & Herbs in Containers.” 

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Upcoming Appearances


Oct. 7, 2020
Fall Care for Your Landscape &
the Pollinators
 
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Oct. 14, 2020
Creating a Low Maintenance, 
Ecofriendly Landscape
 
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