Spring Gardening Seminar

Saturday, March 2, 2019
George Washington Carver Farm
3804 Bald Hill Road
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Are you counting down the days to spring? Are you just “itching” to get out in the garden and get your hands dirty? Of course, frost and freezing temps are a reality until May in Missouri. So, what’s a gardener to do? Sign up for the 2019 Spring Gardening Seminar on March 2. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a beginner, spend the day learning gardening tips, making gardening items to bring home with you, and enjoying the company of fellow gardeners. For only $35.00, you’ll have your choice of 15 different programs. In addition, there are five different “make and take” sessions to choose from for additional fees. Lunch is provided along with a speaker you’re sure to enjoy. Plan to join us! Don’t wait too long to register so you can secure your first choice of programs to attend.

Directions to Carver Farm

Register online here beginning Monday, February 4 at 8:00am (Registration Help Sheet available here)

You will receive an e-mail from FairEntry as your receipt.
You will also receive a separate e-mail from Cole County Extension confirming your classes at a later time.

Spring Gardening Seminar Program

$35 per Student (includes Lunch & Classroom Handouts)
Printable program here                                Registration Closes Feb. 25, 2019 at midnight or until full
Click the name of the session to see more details about the workshop

Time Slot






Creating Peaceful Sounds in Your Garden: Do-It-Yourself Water Feature

Speaker: Jason Dubbert

Inside Out Gardening: Growing Houseplants & the Benefits They Bring

Speaker: Dr. David Trinklein

Your Garden Can Be UnBEElievable for Pollinators

Speaker: James Quinn

How to Grow Apple Trees in Your Garden of Eden

Speaker: David Urich

The Rain Dance: How to Water Effectively & Efficiently

Speaker: Nick Rackers

Lilies Galore: Orientals, Asiatics, Daylilies & their Differences

Speaker: Alice Longfellow

Green Acres: Life on a Small Farm

Speakers: Stacy & Mark Davis

Container Gardening Design for All Seasons

Speaker: Cindy Crecelius

Purple Martins: How to Attract Them to Your Garden

Speakers: Steve & Regina Garr

LAB Sessions


From Rags to Ravishing: We're Making a Draped Cement Planter Out of Rags

Additional Fee: $10

Limit 15

Speaker: Jenelle Schwieterman

Bring old t-shirts or aprons

How to Use Moss for Garden Graffiti and Garden Art 

Additional Fee: $5.50

Limit 15

Speaker: Steve Stacy

We're Making an Old-Fashioned Bee Skep to Add Charm to Your Garden

Additional Fee: $25

Limit 15

Speaker: Jane Davis

12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch Break          Keynote Speaker: Jane Epperson

Tip Toe Through the Tulips in Holland

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Drawing for Prize


Advanced Class - Sustainable Landscaping: These methods Hold Water - Part I

Speaker: Robert Balek

Advanced Class - Sustainable Landscaping: These methods Hold Water - Part II

Speaker: Robert Balek

Oh, Deer! What to do about Critters that are Munching on My Landscape

Speaker: Daryl Damon

Tomato & Other Vegetable Diseases & Pests: How to Stay on Top of these Nuisances

Speaker: James Quinn


How to Create a Flower Cutting Garden that Would Astonish Your Great-Grandmother

Speaker: Karen "Mimo" Davis

How to Arrange the Bounty from Your Cutting Garden

Speaker: Karen "Mimo" Davis

LAB Sessions


They're Back! Let's Make a Terrarium to Take Home


Additional Fee: $25

Limit 15

Speaker: Alice Longfellow

Creating a Buzz: Let's Make a Pollinator Palace Bee House

Additional Fee: $17.50

Limit 16

Speaker: Todd Higgins


You may change class selections by calling our office during business hours. No changes allowed after Friday, February 22, 2019.

Refund Policy

You may cancel your registration for a refund (less credit card fees) by calling the University of Missouri Extension Center at (573) 634-2824 or emailing coleco@missouri.edu by 4:30 pm on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.  After 4:30pm on February 19, 2019, there will be no refunds.

Beginning on February 20, 2019, only personal emergency situations resulting in a cancellation will be considered for a refund. If approved, one-half of the $35.00 registration fee ($17.50) will be refunded. There will be no refunds on “make and take” sessions under any circumstances as supplies will have already been purchased. Inclement weather conditions do not constitute a personal emergency.