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UP Smart Gardening Conference / Marquette

Date:  Saturday, Oct. 4th from 8-4 pm
Location:  Ramada Inn, Marquette, MI
*Ornamental Edibles for the Garden & Container - Mark Dwyer, Director of Horticulture,   Rotary Botanical Gardens, Janesville, WI
*Smart Soils and Good Practices: Key to Building a High Quality-Sustainable Garden - Dr. George Bird, MSU Department of Entomology
*"Smart Gardening" Success for Backyard Fruits - Steve Fouch, MSU Extension retiree, Owner - L & S Tree Health Care Service & Nursery
*Vegetable Potpourri for the "Smart Gardener" - Rebecca Krans, MSU Extension Consumer Horticulture Educator

Edible Landscapes, fresh fruit, berries, greens and vegetables in your garden

Learn new and creative ways to use re-purposed containers and vertical gardening for edibles.  Enhance your efforts by creating more sustainable edible landscapes right in your back yards by developing healthy ‘smart’ soils.  Find more success with fruits through proper selection and care.  Discover how your edibles can flourish with the use of cover crops, compost, beneficial insects, and companion planting.

Fee:  $60.00, includes a $10.00 lunch buffet

Register online at:  Reduced registration fee of $60 is still available if you register by Oct. 2nd.  You can also register by calling MSU ANR Events Services at 517-353-3175.  The fall colors are already arriving!  Check out trip planning at Michigan’s Upper Peninsula at and the Marquette area at to see what else you can discover in the UP.  For local information, please contact Rebecca Krans, Michigan State University Extension Consumer Horticulture Educator, at 906-875-0606 or