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From our friends at PennState:

Pennsylvania is very excited to be hosting the 2019 International Master Gardener Conference!  It will be held in the Greater Philadelphia Region/Valley Forge, on June 17 – 21, 2019.  We are eager to share day trips to many of our public gardens on Sunday and Monday preceding the conference and Friday afternoon and Saturday following the conference.  As well, tours to nearby Philadelphia are being planned to provide easy access to the city and its historic landmarks.  We encourage attendees to ‘come early and stay late’ to experience our region with 30+ gardens within 30 miles of Philadelphia.  Our conference will begin on Monday evening, June 17th, with a celebration of Pennsylvania foods as we welcome our guests.

Penns Woods: Digging into our Roots is our theme for the 2019 conference.  Recognizing the region’s rich history of horticulture for more than three centuries enables our conference to include a full array of lectures, demonstrations, tours, and field study classes on-site at public gardens.  Highlights will include the latest research-based sustainable horticultural and environmental stewardship best practices.  Networking, learning, and having fun are on the menu!  We will, of course, recognize the many exemplary achievements by Master Gardeners at our Search for Excellence awards ceremony.

To provide platforms for sharing information on the conference, a website has been established: www.internationalmastergardener.com as well as a Facebook Page: facebook.com/IMGC2019 for social networking.  We encourage you to visit these sites often and sign up for updates.

 An October 2018 target for early registration and opening up our block of hotel rooms is planned.


Mark your calendars for another exceptional conference!

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