Wild West Gardening Conference

Published: Apr. 12, 2017 at 9:09 AM CDT
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Wild West Gardening Conference, April 22-23, 2017, Laramie County Community College, Pathfinder Building, Cheyenne, WY.

The Laramie County Master Gardener and the University of Wyoming, Laramie County Extension office are pleased to host a two day multi track specialty crop gardening program to challenge, inspire, motivate and take you to the next level of gardening success, Saturday, April 22, and Sunday April 23, 2017.

Everyone is welcome: From beginners, backyard gardeners, master gardeners, 4-H, community gardeners to farmer’s market gardeners there will be something to learn and help you be better at what you do in the garden.

Topics include: growing lavender, cut flowers, perennials for the Rocky Mountain Region, native bee habitat, growing garlic, going organic, roses, growing hops, microgreens, saving seeds, soil, medicinal herbs, growing melons, tomatoes, high tunnels/hoop houses, hands on food processing and much more.

In addition to 4 tracks of lectures to pick and choose from and Neil Diboll from Prairie Nursery as our dinner speaker, the conference is offering five (5) hands-on workshops take home what you make. They are; “Get you Lavender on*” crafts you can create with lavender from potpourri to wreaths and more. “Garlic Gourmet*” from decorative to culinary and de-mystifying Black Garlic. “Microgreens*” where to begin with this vegetable confetti, you will take home your very own microgreen tray that you planted with seeds to get started and harvest at home in a few weeks. “Medicinal Teas and Tonics*” blend your own tea, make a tonic to take home, you will have a better understanding of herb ratios to get the most from what you make. “Flower Projects*” learn to make potpourri, a mini dried flower arrangement in a small clay pot, a waxed paper dried flower luminaria and more from beautiful flowers. *You will need to register for workshop class at the same time you register for the conference. A separate materials fee paid directly to the speaker.

Doors open Saturday at 7:30 am, cost of the conference is $90 and includes two lunches, dinner, snacks and coffee/tea. For more information or to register go to www.eventbrite.com or http://wyoextenision.org/wildwestgardening or call Catherine Wissner at 307-633-4480.