October Workshop: What’s Wrong With My Plant?

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The Master Gardeners of Skagit County present “What’s Wrong With My Plant?”, an advanced training workshop on plant diagnostics with David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth. Friday, October 10, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Sakuma Auditorium in Mount Vernon. Reserve your tickets at Brown Paper Tickets.

This workshop includes hands-on exercises identifying plants, plant disorders, pests, and diseases. Attendees are welcome to bring samples for hands-on identification. See the Skagit MG Clinics page for information on packing any samples you might like to bring for diagnosis.

David Deardorff earned his PhD in Botany from the University of Washington, and coordinated plant pathology research when on the faculty at the University of Hawaii. He also co-founded Plants of the Southwest in Santa Fe, New Mexico, one of the first native plant nurseries in the U.S. David has 15 years’ experience training Master Gardeners in plant diagnostics. His book, What’s Wrong With My Plant? with co-author Kathryn Wadsworth, was designed to help Master Gardeners diagnose plant problems.

Kathryn Wadsworth is a writer, film-maker, photographer, and naturalist. She co-owned and operated a tissue culture laboratory and orchid nursery in Hawaii, and has managed ecotours around the world.

Books will be available for purchase at the workshop.

This training counts for six hours of Master Gardener Continuing Education credits. The event is designed primarily for Master Gardeners, but you do not need to be a Master Gardener to attend. Tickets are nonrefundable.

Sakuma Auditorium is located at the WSU-Mount Vernon Research Center, 16650 Washington 536, in Mount Vernon. Snacks will be provided, but please bring your own lunch. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact the Skagit Master Gardener Coordinator at 360-428-4270, or plantdiagnostics2014 @ gmail.com.

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