Growing Along the River 2016

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Registration is closed.

SCC Belmont Campus
500 Belmont Road
Bettendorf, IA 52722

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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!

Advanced Irrigation
Advantage Tree Service
Agnew Henricksen Hewitt Allaman
      and Associates at Morgan Stanley
Estes Construction
50+ Lifestyles
Genesis Health System
The Green Thumbers
Hayman’s Westside Ace Hardware
King’s Material, Inc.
Lane & Waterman
Lauritsen Heating & Cooling
Lexus of Quad Cities
Priester Nursery
Quad City Bank & Trust
RainMaster Irrigation

Ranger Tree Service
RSM US LLP
Scott Carlson Certified Arborists
Seiffert Building Supplies
Shademaster Nursery
The Singh Family Giving Fund
Smart Toyota of Quad Cities
Strieter Motor Company
Terrell Landscape
Teske Pet & Garden
Thrivent Financial
Tree Savers - Lawn Savers
Triumph Community Bank
U.S. Bank
Walcott Trust and Savings Bank
Wallace’s Garden Center
Wells Fargo Private Bank

50+ Lifestyles  Advantage Tree Service
Agnew Henricksen Hewitt Allaman and Associates at Morgan Stanley Logo
 Estes Construction  Genesis
 Hayman’s Westside Ace Hardware  King’s Material, Inc
 Lane & Waterman  Lauritsen Heating & Cooling
 Lexus of Quad Cities  Priester Nursery
 Quad City Bank & Trust  RainMaster Irrigation
 Ranger Tree Service  RSM US LLP
Scott Carlson Certified Arborists
 Seiffert Building Supplies  Shademaster Nursery
 Smart Toyota of Quad Cities  Strieters Motor Company Logo
 Terrell Landscape  Teske Pet & Garden
 The Green Thumbers  Thrivent Financial
 Tree Savers - Lawn Savers  Triumph Community Bank
 U.S. Bank  Walcott Trust and Savings Bank
Wallaces  Wells Fargo Private Bank