DSGC Gardening School

NGC Gardening School
December 5 & 6, 2019
Registration


Download the Registration Form HERE


Registration Fee: $100.00
One-day only: $60.00

Registration includes credentialed instructors, professional training materials with supplement learning activities
The registration fee includes 2 lunches, snacks, beverages and the book, Botany for Gardeners by Brian Capon.
Registration Deadline: Nov. 25, 2019
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Home Phone: __________________________
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Include Check payable to:
GCM Tri-Council

Mail Registration Form and check to:
P.O. Box 9
Pope, MS 38658
Sponsored by:
The Garden Clubs of Mississippi, Inc.
Tri-Council

Location:
Miss. State University
Dorman Hall Greenhouses
32 Creelman Street
Miss. State, Miss. 38792

Parking:
Park in parking lot between Dorman Hall and Greenhouse Complex or south of Greenhouse Complex.

Lodging:
Holiday Inn Express
110 HWY 12
Starkville, MS 39759
662-324-0076
Group Rate: $98.00 + tax
with 10 or more rooms
Reservation deadline: Nov. 4, 2019

For more information contact:
GCM Schools Chairman
Melanie Gousset
835 Rolling Oaks Drive
Grenada, MS 38901
662-226-9666
Cell: 662-229-8114
mgousset@cableone.net

National Garden Clubs, Inc.

Gardening School
Series II
Course 1

December 5 & 6, 2019
8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.


Mississippi State University Dorman Hall Greenhouses
32 Creelman Street
Miss. State, Miss. 38792

 

 

Overview


Helping members become accomplished horticulturists.

     The NGC Gardening School Courses are designed to provide educational information to those especially interested in gardening, horticulture and related subjects.

The School consists of a series of four courses, scheduled usually for two days of instruction, followed by an open book/notes examination. Courses cover all aspects of growing, from understanding soil structure to pruning techniques, plant identification, etc. Topics include basic botany, soils, growing annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs, fruits and vegetables, lawns, pests and diseases of plants, plant classification, and selected subjects of local interest.

Additional topics and areas of interest that may be covered are subjects such as Reconciliation Ecology (the science of inventing, establishing, and maintaining new habitats in places where people live, work, and play) and creating backyard habitats to help endangered species such as pollinators and amphibians.

Course 1 Highlights

DECEMBER 5, 2019
8:30A.M. - REGISTRATION
9:00 A.M. - BASIC BOTANY
A. Plant anatomy (roots, stems, leaves, flowers)
B. Plant requirements (light, temperature, etc.)
C. Life cycle of plants (annuals/biennials/perennials)
D. Reproduction (sexual, asexual)
E. Study of plant structure (specific plant group)
11:45 A.M. - LUNCH
12:15 P.M. - SOILS
A. Characteristics and structure of soil
B. Soil testing (Extension Service/state)
C. Function of soil
D. Importance of roots
E. Maintenance
F. Fertilization (compost, fertilizers)
2:15 P.M. - BREAK
2:30 P.M. - TECHNIQUES FOR GROWING OUTDOOR FLOWERS
A. Environmental factors and choice of plant material
B. Organic gardening
C. Crop rotation and landscape suitability
D. Pruning and training of plants
E. Problems and problem solving
4:00 P.M. – NATIVE PLANT LECTURE
Study of specific local plant groups
DECEMBER 6, 2019 – 8:30 A.M.
PLANT PROPAGATION
A. Seed selection lecture
B. Vegetative propagation
C. Propagation workshop (hands on project)
11:30 A.M. - LUNCH
12:15 P.M. - PLANT PROPAGATION WORKSHOP
  1:45 P.M. - REVIEW FOR EXAM
  2:00 P.M. - BREAK
  2:15 – 5:15 P.M. – OPEN BOOK/NOTES EXAM

Required Reading
The National Gardener Magazine
Optional Reading Botany for Gardeners
By Brian Capon
Open to Everyone!
Gardening School courses are open to everyone, regardless of National Garden Club, Inc. membership. Each of the 4 courses has an optional exam. NGC members wishing to apply to be NGC Gardening Consultants must take all four courses and pass each exam.
Non-members fulfilling the above requirements may apply to be Consultants upon joining an NGC affiliated club within one calendar year of the completion date of the 4th course.



To take advantage of this opportunity, fill out the registration form on the reverse side of the brochure and send it with your check to:
Carol M. Bullard
P.O. Box 9
                                                                             Pope, MS 38658