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UW Extension Garden Conference Scheduled in Cheyenne

April 6, 2018

The Gardening for Success conference at Laramie County Community College (LCCC) in Cheyenne is for beginners, backyard gardeners, 4-H youth and leaders, master gardeners, community gardeners and farmers market gardeners Saturday, April 14, and Sunday, April 15.

“Topics will challenge, inspire, motivate and take you to the next level of gardening success, whatever your gardening experience,” says University of Wyoming Extension Educator Catherine Wissner.

The $125 conference fee covers lunches, a dinner and breaks. For more information, or to register, visit On-site registration begins at 7 a.m. at the LCCC Pathfinder Building, located at 1400 E. College Drive.

Topics include edible landscapes, conifers and perennials for the Rocky Mountain region; growing lavender, iris and roses; native bee habitat; soil basics; seed saving; medicinal herbs and teas; growing in high tunnels or hoop houses; food processing; and food safety.

Keynote speakers are Scott Skogerboe, from Fort Collins Wholesale Nursery, and David Salman, chief horticulturist for High Country Gardens.

Master gardeners can take qualifying classes to earn an Advanced Master Gardener certificate. Participants in hands-on workshops can take home what they make.

Sponsors are Laramie County Master Gardeners, UW, Laramie County Extension office, the State Master Gardener Association and the Wyoming Farmers Market Association.

For more information, call Wissner at (307) 633-4383 or email

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