Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 09:00 am to 2:30 pm. Doors Open/Registration & Continental Breakfast starts 08:00
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The Tangier: Banquets & Catering
532 West Market Street
Akron, OH 44303

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Summit County Master Gardeners 

Summit County Master Gardeners cordially invite you to attend 


When: Saturday, January 11, 2020

Time : Doors open at 8:00am 

keynote speaker program begins at 9:00am

program ends at 2:30pm

Where : The Tangier: Banquets & Catering

532 West Market Street Akron Ohio 44303

Three Great Speakers & Topics

Keynote Speaker: Niki Jabbour, Savvy Gardening

Veggie Garden Remix

Door Prizes & 50/50 Raffle 

Book Sales & Signing

Continental Breakfast, Buffet Lunch - Soup, Salad and Dessert Bar

All who enjoy gardening are invited to attend this annual symposium featuring renowned gardening experts.

D&B qualifies for 5 Master Gardener CE hours.  

Please note that all sales are final and no refunds will be given

Niki Jabbour  

Topic: Veggie Garden Remix

Niki Jabbour is the award-winning author of The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener, Groundbreaking Food Gardens, and Niki Jabbour's Veggie Garden Remix. She also writes for magazines across North America, including Fine Gardening, Birds & Blooms, and Horticulture and Garden Making. Niki is a popular speaker at shows, garden clubs, conservatories, and events. She regularly appears at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle, Canada Blooms in Toronto, the Boston Flower Show, the Mother Earth News Fairs, and more. Since 2008, Niki has been the Host and Executive Producer of The Weekend Gardener with Niki Jabbour. It airs live Sundays, April through November, from 10 am to noon on News 95.7 FM in Halifax.

Niki is a passionate, year-round vegetable gardener who grows food in her 2000 square foot garden in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She uses simple cold frames, deep mulching and mini hoop tunnels to stretch her season into winter. She also grows a wide variety of global and unusual veggies, which is the topic of her latest book, Veggie Garden Remix. It combines fun and food and takes you on a journey around the world. 

 Cindy Tibbetts

Topic: Clematis: Queen of Flowering Vines

Cindy and Brian Tibbetts, owners of Hummingbird Farm, added clematis to their line of interesting plants in 2000 and soon discovered that many of their customers were intimidated by these flowering vines. Other customers wanted hard-to-find varieties. To meet these needs, the folks at Hummingbird Farm have researched and experimented, constantly looking for rare and reliable varieties and developing the best techniques for planting and caring for them. Hummingbird Farm sells over 100 varieties of clematis, all disease resistant and hardy to Zone 4.

Since Brian’s passing, Cindy has transformed Hummingbird Farm to a strictly clematis-growing operation, specializing in  “Clematis for the FrozenNorth".The web site, http://HummingbirdFarm.net is full of information on choosing and growing clematis, including The Frozen North Pruning System.

In 2004, Cindy began speaking on “Clematis: Queen of the Flowering Vines” to garden clubs and other organizations. A Power Point presentation covers plant selection, placement, planting, and pruning and is designed to remove the mystique from growing clematis. Not sure which clematis to choose? Intimidated by pruning? This presentation will help! And yes, handouts are provided. Here’s a chance for you to benefit from Cindy’s years of extensive research and hands-on experience.

Dennis James, Owner DJs Greenhouse in Transfer PA

Owner DJ’s Greenhouse www.djsgreenhouse.com

Topic: “Shade Gardening Beyond Hostas”

A Mercer County, PA. Master Gardener Volunteer, a member of the American Hosta, Midland Hosta, Pitttsburgh Daylily & Hosta , Conifer and Rock Garden society’s. Dennis is a Board member on “Visit Mercer County PA.”

Being the owner of a successful greenhouse for over 35 years...plants and planting of lovely gardens he knows “how!”