Blount County Master Gardeners Fall Conference 2016
Blount County Master Gardener Fall Conference was held recently at Palisades Park near Oneonta, AL. There was a great turnout and once again the Conference was a sell out. We were happy to see that there were Master Gardeners and Friends from eleven counties represented at this conference. The variety and quality of the speakers was really great and well accepted by the attendees. Antonia Viteri, opened the conference with Medicinal Gardens where we learned a lot regarding herbs and their benefits. Next was Stewart Myers from Myers Plants and Pottery that got everyone looking for Holy Basil and many other seasonal plants. He presented alternative plants as well as the excepted standards for the fall.
Everyone loves butterflies and Paulette Ogard presented butterflies of Alabama in a different format and the program was spell binding. It was interesting to see the audience really listening to her presentation. The photography by Sarah Bright was wonderful. It had been a fun day of fellowship, learning and eating and the last speaker sometimes has a problem keeping everyone’s attention but Bethany O’Rear did not have that problem as she presented Container Gardening and stretched everyone’s imagination as to what to plant in.
Thanks for everyone that attended, the members of Blount County Master Gardeners that supported the conference and we will see you next year.