SFeather Speakers Bureau
SFeather Speakers Bureau

Speakers Bureau

Master Gardeners are able to present horticultural lectures for your club or organization. We are also willing to present in nursing home facilities and will format the presentation to abilities. The topics are listed below. Presentations are 45 minutes in length and conclude with an additional 15 minute question and answer period.Please note – some presentations have limited availability throughout the year. All presentations have a speaking charge of $50, payable to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County.

Please contact us if you are interested in scheduling a presentation, or would like to explore another topic.

2020 Topics:

  • Attracting Pollinators to the Garden
  • Bulbs - Spring & Fall
  • Bulbs - Summer Flowering Bulbs (best for March or early April talk)
  • Bulbs - Fall(best for September or early October talk)
  • Bulbs - Forcing bulbs for Winter Bloom
  • Composting
  • Conifers
  • Gardening with Conifers
  • Conifers – The Latest, Greatest and Why
  • Conifers – What the Well Dressed Garden is Wearing
  • Container Gardening
  • Container Rockeries – No Room or Lots of Room . . .
  • Daylilies
  • Deer in Your Garden – How to Cope
  • Durand Eastman Park Arboretum History/Tours
  • Edibles in the Landscape
  • Fall - Putting the Garden to Bed
  • Flower Arrangements from Your Yard
  • Flower Gardening
  • Garden Art in the Garden
  • Gardens – Want a Lush Garden?Creating the WOW Effect
  • Ground covers
  • Herbs
  • Hosta/Shade Gardening
  • Houseplants/Indoor Gardening
  • Insects - Beneficial vs Terrible
  • Invasive Plants
  • Landscape Design Principles/Techniques
  • Landscape – Maintaining your Landscape
  • Landscape – Site Assessments
  • Monarchs
  • Moon Gardens
  • Native Plants
  • Organic Gardening
  • Perennials – For Sun and Shade
  • Perennials for Beginners
  • Perennial Garden Design/History
  • Perennials – An A-Z Romp of the Newest, Best & Others
  • Perennials – Good Bed Fellows
  • Winning Perennial Combinations
  • Pest Controls
  • Plant ID from your car at 55 mph
  • Poisonous Plants - People & Pets
  • Pruning
  • Putting the Garden to Bed or Winterizing the Garden(fall talk)
  • Right Pant, Right Place
  • Rochester/Olmstead Parks
  • Rock gardens – Rocking with Rocks
  • Seeds – starting, collecting & storing
  • Shade gardens – Shady characters
  • Soil
  • Spring – Waking up the Garden
  • Straw Bale Gardening
  • Succulents
  • Trees & Shrubs
  • Urban Gardening/Small Space
  • Vegetables – Getting started with Growing Vegetables
  • Vegetables - Starting from seed
  • Vegetables – Growing in Raised Beds
  • Webster Park Arboretum Tour
  • Wetlands - botany
  • Wildflowers of NY/woodland plants

Contact

Sue Magee
Master Gardener Coordinator
scm268@cornell.edu
585-753-2558

Last updated March 6, 2020