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Have you seen the lineup for our Education Symposium on May 6?

If you were inspired by environmental awareness, education, and sustainability on Earth Day, be sure to check out our NEW education event on Saturday, May 6 from 8 am-2 pm: Education Symposium – “Garden Dialogues”, a collaborative program between Wellfield Botanic Gardens and the Four Winds Garden Club of Elkhart. Net proceeds benefit Wellfield Botanic Gardens, thanks to the generosity of Four Winds Garden Club members and many volunteers who make the event possible!

The event is a great way to spend some time at Wellfield while learning about some very interesting topics. The special event will feature speakers in THREE different topic tracks. Participants are not required to remain in the same track throughout the symposium; you can jump around between tracks. Each track will be held in a different tent location around the Garden. Here are the track topics:

And as a bonus – – anyone who is an Indiana Master Naturalist and/or Master Gardener, this event qualifies for education credit hours!

Here’s the schedule with presentation topics for May 6. 

8 – 9 am Opening Reception (complimentary coffee/morning refreshments). Get to know other participants, presenters, and we will have some vendor tables.

9 – 10 am Concurrent Sessions: Pick a presentation to attend!
Track A: Audrey McGuire – “Introduction to Raising Monarchs”
Track B: Carla Gull: Nature Play
Track C: Jordan Beehler: Healthy Soil, Healthy You

10 – 11 am Concurrent Sessions: Pick a presentation to attend!
Track A: Lucie Martin: Natives in Home Landscape
Track B: Romeo Berthier: Yoga with Romeo: Principles and Practice
Track C: Dr. Katherine Kent: Sustainable Garden Design & Permaculture

11:00 – 12:15 pm Lunch in the main tent or you may choose a spot around the Garden. You’re welcome to bring a sack lunch, OR preorder an optional Box Lunch when  you register (must be ordered in advance).

12:30 – 1:30 pm Concurrent Sessions: Pick a presentation to attend!
Track A: Audrey McGuire: “Beyond the basics of raising Monarchs”
Track B: Dr. Lindholm: Natural Strategies for thriving in a stress-filled world
Track C: Nicole Bauman: Urban Micro Farming without Fossil Fuels, and the Role of CSAs

1:30 until close – – you’re welcome to enjoy the Garden on your own, we’re open ’til 7!

Adult: $32
Member Adult: $25
Optional Boxed Lunch: $12 (you will make your selection during registration; choices include: Chicken Salad Croissant, Roast Turkey Sandwich, or Vegetarian Wrap)


Thanks for reading to the end… To save 10% off the Registration price AND receive 2 Free Admission Passes for Wellfield (a $10 value) to use at a later date, enter code: “ISAWTHEBLOG” when registering ONLINE! It’s that easy. You’ll receive your 2 Free Admission Passes the day of the event. This code can only be used through online registration and will only be valid through April 28, 2017.

Photo by Justin Graber

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