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Gardening and All That Jazz - Creating Your Garden Palette / Oakland County

Name of Event: Gardening and All That Jazz – Creating Your Garden Palette

Sponsoring Organization: Master Gardener Society of Oakland County, Inc.

Date: April 13, 2019

Start Time: 8 a.m.

End Time: 4:15 p.m.

Location : Oakland Schools Conference Center,

Description of the Event: The Master Gardener Society of Oakland County, Inc. Educational Conference Committee is pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for our 7th Annual Educational Garden Conference “Gardening and All That Jazz – Creating Your Garden Palette.” The date is Saturday, April 13, 2019 and is an all-day seminar. Early bird tickets are $80; after February 14, 2019 the price increases to $90. Please note that this is a shorter earlybird sales period than in previous years. Registration deadline is Sunday, March 24 at midnight. This reasonable price includes continental breakfast, lunch, beverages and all program materials. We encourage you to purchase your tickets early as only a limited number are available, and each year we sell out earlier than before. Don’t delay!

As always, our lineup is impressive. Our speakers will be Margaret Roach – A Way to Garden – a 365-Day Garden; Sue Gaviller with two exciting color and design presentations 1) Introduction to Color Theory and 2) Working With Color Theory in the Garden; and Dr. Richard L. Bitner – Designing With Conifers: Making the Best Choices for Year-Round Interest in Your Garden. Please note: Margaret Roach will be with us via state-of-the-art live webinar in a presentation format where she will be presenting “long distance,” and responding to your questions and answers in real time. 

This year, enjoy our outstanding garden market with many new vendors selling top-notch horticulture-related gifts, artwork, plants and jewelry. Speakers will be available to sign their books. Live jazz will be performed during morning registration by legendary Detroit guitarist Ron English. During lunch hour shopping, Jerry McKenzie’s Just Jazz Quartet will perform. Jerry is a Grammy-award winning drummer known for his big band work with the Stan Kenton Orchestra. 
This stellar conference will again be held at the Oakland Schools Conference Center, 2111 Pontiac Lake Road, in Waterford. Those who are Master Gardeners will receive 5 educational hours but this conference is open to all interested gardeners – beginning to advanced. Bring your gardening friends and family. 

You can purchase tickets and select your luncheon choices via online registration using your credit card: You do not need to have a PayPal password to purchase your ticket, you can register as a “Guest.” Please note that luncheon choices must be pre-selected at the time of registration, and there are three choices available. The second option is to download the two-page online registration and speaker information form and mail a check to our registrar, Laura Miehls; her address is on the form. If you have questions, please direct them to Laura Miehls via e-mail:

Education Credit Hours: 5

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