SUBJECT: March 28, 2015, Garden Symposium
SPONSOR: Kerr Lake Extension Master Gardener Volunteers (KLEMGV)
CONTACT: Edna Gaston, Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul McKenzie, NC Cooperative Extension, 252-438-8188; http://www.ces.ncsu.edu
The joy of native plants, herbs and roses in the garden will be featured in a “Backyard Gardening:
Going Wild in the Garden” symposium scheduled for March 28 by the Kerr Lake Extension Master
Gardener Volunteers, serving primarily Vance, Warren and Granville counties.
John Wrenn, owner of J&B Herb and Plant Farm, will be the keynote speaker during lunch preceding
an optional Herb in a Container Workshop. Mr. Wrenn and J&B Herb and Plant Farm were featured on
PBS in an October, 2014 episode of Flavor, NC.
Beginning with an 8:30 am registration and coffee at the Vance County Regional Farmers Market, 210
Southpark Drive, Henderson. The symposium schedule includes four diverse topics and speakers.
All presentations will be followed by a Q&A opportunity for the audience:
9:15: “Attracting Wildlife with Native Plants”: Chris Moorman, NCSU Dept. of Forestry
10:15: “Growing Miniature and Shrub Roses”: David Pike, Witherspoon Rose Culture
11:15: “Native Plants-Fight Plant for the Garden”: Lauri Lawson, Niche Gardens
12 noon: Lunch and “Herbs in the Landscape”: John Wrenn, keynote speaker
Registration for the symposium (including lunch) is $20
More information and registration forms may be downloaded online at
For more information, contact email@example.com or call NCSU Cooperative Extension
Phone 252-438-8188 (Vance); 252-257-3640 (Warren)