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Upcoming Appearances

March 23 & 24, 2018 
Realtors Home & Garden Show

Friday, March 23
12 p.m. - “Add a Little Star Power to your Garden”
1 p.m. - Book sale & Booksigning
4 p.m. - “A Four-Season Landscape”
5 p.m. - Book sale & Booksigning
6 p.m. - “Add a Little Star Power to your Garden”
7 p.m. - Book sale & Booksigning

Saturday March 24
6 p.m. - “A Four-Season Landscape”
7 p.m. - Book sale & Booksigning

Wisconsin Expo Center at State Fair Park - Solutions Stage
West Allis, WI

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Melinda's presentations at the Realtors Home & Garden Show are sponsored by:

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March 31, 2018 
Four Seasons of Gardening Conference 

presented by Licking County Master Gardener Volunteers

  • Building a Beautiful Garden 
  • Garden Renovations for Any Size Landscape

Newark, Ohio

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April 5, 2018
Lakeview Library

6:30 p.m. – Gardening for your Health & Well Being while Adding Beauty to your Landscape

Lakeview Community Library
12 Butler St,
Random Lake, WI  53075

April 10, 2018
SC Johnson Golden Rondelle Theatre

6:30 p.m. – Container Gardening for Every Size & Style Landscape

SC Johnson Golden Rondelle Theatre
1525 Howe St.
Racine, WI  53403

Free and open to the public - registration is required  
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April 11, 2018
Elm Grove Public Library

7 p.m. - Small Space Gardens, Creating a Private Space – Design Strategies for Screening, Privacy and More

8 p.m - Question & Answer session and book sale & signing

Elm Grove Public Library
13600 Juneau Blvd.
Elm Grove, WI  53122

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April 12 - May 10, 2018 (Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.)
Green & Easy Gardening Series with Melinda Myers at Mequon Nature Preserve

Sign up for the entire series or just one!

This Green & Easy gardening series taught by nationally known gardening expert Melinda Myers will provide valuable insight into some key sustainable gardening topics. Each class will consist of a hands-on activity accompanied by Melinda’s presentation, providing a unique learning environment to deepen your horticulture knowledge, enhance your gardening skills and provide a recipe for transforming any space into a more ecofriendly landscape. 

·       April 12, 6:30 p.m. - Green & Easy:  The First Steps to Creating an Ecofriendly, Low Maintenance Landscape
The first step to transforming your landscape into a more environmentally friendly space for you, pollinators and our community.  Starting 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 and tips on creating a pollinator habitat, waterwise landscape, and organic food garden. We’ll discuss simple steps that can make a big difference. During this first class we will take a look at landscape design and management as a whole. 

·       April 19, 6:30 p.m. - Green & Easy:  Creating Pollinator Gardens

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 will bees, butterflies, birds and other pollinators. We’ll discuss plant selection and design strategies that will help bring pollinators to your landscape.  Then we'll take a close look at how to manage the space without harmful chemicals to keep plants and visiting pollinators healthy. Join ATC and Grow Smart by growing pollinator friendly.

·       April 26, 6:30 p.m. - Green & Easy:  Waterwise Gardening

Too much or not enough water and never at the right time.  Seems to be the complaint of every gardener.  We’ll take an indepth look at ways to minimize water use, keep water where it falls, and efficient ways to water when needed. Melinda will provide an indepth look at many of the drought tolerant plants and ways to manage those that need a bit more moisture.  We'll also look at incorporating rain barrels and rain gardens into your landscape and using drip and clay pot irrigation, GreenWell water savers and other water efficient devices.

·       May 3, 6:30 p.m. - Green & Easy:  Food Gardening for Everyone

Nothing tastes as good and is as nutritious as produce grown and harvested from your own garden. You control the inputs such as soil amendments, fertilizer, and pesticides so you know exactly what you are eating.  And if your family helps plan and plant the garden they are more likely to eat the vegetables they’ve grown. We will look at creating a productive garden from the ground up. Once the garden bed is prepped we will 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'll be helping reduce energy used to transport vegetables from the farm to the grocery store.  

·       May 10, 6:30 p.m. - Green & Easy: Managing Yard Waste - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Sustainable landscapes start with growing the right plant in the right location. Growing those suited to the space and growing conditions means less maintenance and less plant waste produced that needs to be managed. And when the leaves fall, veggies are harvested and plants pruned there are plenty of ways to put this valuable resource to work in your landscape. Tips for turning garden trimmings into valuable compost and worm castings.  

Mequon Nature Preserve
8200 W County Line Rd.
Mequon, WI 53097

R.S.V.P. - Classes are FREE thanks to our sponsors, but please send R.S.V.P to center@mequonnaturepreserve.org, along with a notation of which date(s) you'll be attending and the # of people in your group.

This Green & Easy series is sponsored by: 
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April 29, 2018
Ebert’s Greenhouse Village

1:00 p.m. - “Enhance Your Landscape with ‘Melinda’s Choice’ Plants!”

Ebert’s Greenhouse Village
Ixonia, WI

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Free seminar, no registration required

May 2, 2018
Villa Terrace Spring Garden Lecture

7 p.m. - "Plants for Difficult Situations" by Melinda Myers
Dramatically increase your landscape beauty, decrease your workload and also save money by matching the right plants to the difficult growing conditions. You’ll be surprised at how many choices are available for wet, dry, and shady conditions as well as challenging soil. Melinda will also discuss plants that tolerate salt and black walnut toxicity. Plus, she’ll cover planting and maintenance tips to help increase your success!

8 p.m. – Question and Answer with Melinda and Book Sale & Signing

Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum
2220 N Terrace Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202

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