Growing Along the River 2016
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Registration is closed.
SCC Belmont Campus
500 Belmont Road
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Growing Along the River – Focus on Fall Gardening Conference benefits all gardeners, both novice and seasoned, with an opportunity to learn, mingle, and share ideas on all aspects of gardening in the Quad-Cities. This year's conference will be held Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Scott Community College, 500 Belmont Road, Bettendorf, Iowa from 8:00am-3:30pm.
Keynote Speaker is Kelly D. Norris, Director of Horticulture at the Des Moines Botanical Garden. Throughout his career, Kelly’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Organic Gardening, Martha Stewart Living, Country Gardens, Garden Design and in numerous local and regional media appearances. Kelly is popularly known for his book A Guide to Bearded Irises: Cultivating the Rainbow for Beginners and Enthusiasts from Timber Press, which won the 2013 American Horticultural Society Book Award. His most recent book—Plants with Style—debuted in December 2015.
In addition to the keynote speaker, four breakout sessions will be offered with participants choosing from 20 additional gardening topics presented by ISU professors, horticulturalists, and local experts. The cost is $40 and includes lunch.
The conference is presented by Iowa State University Scott County Extension Master
Gardeners. You can also find us on Facebook at ISU Scott County Extension and Outreach or call 563-359-7577 for more information.
Thanks to the sponsors who are covering the costs of out-of-town experts!
Advantage Tree Service
Agnew Henricksen Hewitt Allaman
and Associates at Morgan Stanley
Genesis Health System
The Green Thumbers
Hayman’s Westside Ace Hardware
King’s Material, Inc.
Lane & Waterman
Lauritsen Heating & Cooling
Lexus of Quad Cities
Quad City Bank & Trust
Ranger Tree Service