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In odd-numbered years, Extension Master Gardener volunteers from all over the country gather together for the International Master Gardener Conference. The conferences are terrific! The first¬† one I attended was in 1997 in Sacramento, CA. I still use my copy of Renee Shepherd’s cookbook that I received as a door prize! Last year, Sarah and I both traveled to Portland, OR, for a great week of horticultural submersion!


Japanese Garden at Washington Park, Portland, OR
Dorn family enjoying the Rose Garden in Portland’s Washington Park
Sarah, Heather, and Heath enjoyed the Portland restaurants!

Next year, the IMGC will be in Valley Forge, PA. I am personally excited to return to this part of the U.S. It’s been a while since I have visited. There are so many tours and sessions planned, including to Morris Arboretum, Longwood Gardens, and Wintherthur, to name a few. You can read more about the conference on the IMGC conference website.

Scaled train garden at Morris Arboretum showcases conifers.

Since Pennsylvania is far, but not impossibly far, I am considering organizing a bus to travel there. Would you be interested in traveling as a group on a bus? If so, share your thoughts using this survey link.

**Thank you to those who participated! However, there was not sufficient early interest to support planning a bus trip.**


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