Welcome to Master Gardeners of Passaic County

Speakers past and future

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2018

JANUARY - "Outnumbered" - Mary Jo Sichak 

FEBRUARY - "Planting From Seeds" - Philip Faria 

MARCH - "Weeds" - Rachel DeFlumeri

APRIL - "Medicinal Plants of the Civil War" - Lesley Parness

MAY - Awards Ceremony

JUNE - "Gardening in the Shade" - Diane Lattanzio

JULY/AUGUST- No Meeting

SEPTEMBER - "Tropical Plant & Spices" - Michelle Dominika Tomaino

OCTOBER - "Native Wildflowers for Your Garden" - Hubert Ling

NOVEMBER - "A Rose by Any Other Name:  The Scientific Naming of Plants" - Susan Petro

DECEMBER - No meeting                    

2017

JANUARY - "Environmental Stewardship Program" - Amy Rowe 

FEBRUARY - "All About Houseplants" - Rachel DeFlumeri 

MARCH - Awards Program 

APRIL - "Natural Landscape Design: Meadows, Woods and Water" - Larry Weaner 

MAY - "This Old Yard: From Neglected to Beautiful!" - Veronica Dengler 

JUNE - "Paradise Gardens for Pollinators and Wildlife" - Gail Di Domenico 

JULY/AUGUST- No Meeting

SEPTEMBER- "Lovely Lilacs" - Edith Wallace 

OCTOBER- “Small Batch Farming ” - Anthony Bracco 

NOVEMBER- "Tales From the Dark Side" - Wade Wander 

DECEMBER - No meeting

2016

JANUARY -  "Orchids" - Kim Fedderson 

FEBRUARY - "Worm Farms " - Gavin Ciccia of Jersey Worms (cancelled due to weather) 

MARCH - "Shade Gardens" - Amy Ziffer (Joint meeting with Bergen County MGs) 

APRIL - "Laying Out Your Vegetable Garden for Success" - Allison Hosford 

MAY - "Worm Farms" - Gavin Ciccia of Jersey Worms 

JUNE - Tour of Laurelwood 

JULY/AUGUST- No Meeting

SEPTEMBER - "Garden Successes and Failures" 

OCTOBER - “Grow Beautiful Chrysanthemums” - Wing Pavlosky

NOVEMBER - "From Great Estates to Public Gardens" - Bill Moran (Handout PDF) 

DECEMBER - No meeting

2015

JANUARY -  "Mushroom Mania" - Dorothy Smullen (cancelled due to weather) 

FEBRUARY - "Ornamental Grasses" - Bill Kolvek 

MARCH - "Rain Barrels" - Amy Rowe 

APRIL- "Mushroom Mania" - Dorothy Smullen

MAY - "Water Container Gardens" - Sandy Zenkel Instructions Plant List 

JUNE- "50 Black Plants for Your Garden" - Dr. Lesley Parness 

JULY/AUGUST- No Meeting

SEPTEMBER- "Gardening Successes and Failures" 

OCTOBER- "Monarch Butterflies in Peril" - Kathy Sauerborn 

NOVEMBER- "Trees in Bloom" - Edith Wallace 

DECEMBER - No meeting

2014

JANUARY - "French Gardens" - Marta McDowell 

FEBRUARY - "Proper Pruning Techniques" - Borst Landscaping

MARCH - "Invasive Species" -     Melissa Almendinger & MGAPC annual awards (cancelled due to weather) 

APRIL  - "The Natural History of Spring Wildflowers: A Closer Look" - Carol Gracie 

MAY  - "Plant Photography" - Nancy J. Ori 

JUNE  - "Identifying Invasive Species" - Melissa Almendinger

JULY/ AUGUST  - NO MEETING 

SEPTEMBER  - "Planting Spring Bulbs" - Jack Systma 

OCTOBER  - "Moon Gardens" - Diane Allen 

NOVEMBER  - "Winter Sowing" - Diane Allen 

DECEMBER  -- NO MEETING 

2007 - 2013

2013

JANUARY  - "Color in Your Garden " - Dennis Hillerus 

FEBRUARY - "Preventing Common Tree Mistakes" - Laura Roberts, Van Vleck House and Garden, Montclair 

MARCH  -  "History of Presby Iris Garden, and the Care of Irises" - Linda Cirkus,  Presby Iris Garden, Montclair & MGAPC annual awards 

APRIL  - "Creating a Community Garden" - Joanne Chack 

MAY  - "Deer Prevention" - Bob Malgieri, Borst Landscape and Design 

JUNE  - "Hydroponics" -     Steve Mularoni, 77Hydro, West Caldwell

JULY/ AUGUST  - NO MEETING 

SEPTEMBER  - "An Evening at Strawberry Blossom: Gardening Successes and Failures" 

OCTOBER  - "Rain Gardens" - Jon Feldman 

NOVEMBER  - "Landscape Transformed: Lost Stories of the NJ Meadowlands" - Katy Weidel 

DECEMBER  -- NO MEETING 

 

2012 

JANUARY  - "SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPING" - David Pilkington

FEBRUARY - "ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDENING" - Susan Cohan

MARCH  - MGAPC ANNUAL AWARDS 

APRIL  - "TOPIC TK" -- Walter Perry, Perry's Florist 

MAY  - "OWNING AND RUNNING A NURSERY" -- Jodie Bross, Glen Wilde Nursery, Bloomingdale 

JUNE  - "NEW JERSEY BOTANICAL GARDEN " - Maja Britton 

JULY/ AUGUST  - NO MEETING 

SEPTEMBER  - "A NIGHT AT STRAWBERRY BLOSSOM" 

OCTOBER  - "WILD NEW JERSEY " - David Wheeler 

NOVEMBER  - "DEER PREVENTION " - Bob Malgieri, Borst Landscape and Design 

DECEMBER  -- NO MEETING

 

2011 

JANUARY  - "AFRICAN VIOLETS" - Emilia Rykowski

FEBRUARY  - "AMPLEHARVEST" - Gary Oppenheimer

MARCH  - MGAPC ANNUAL AWARDS 

APRIL  - "4H" - Marycarmen Kunicki

MAY  - "BEEKEEPING" - Lynn Paglia

JUNE  -  "FERNS" - Nancy Bristow

JULY/ AUGUST  - NO MEETING 

SEPTEMBER  - "A NIGHT AT STRAWBERRY BLOSSOM" - 

OCTOBER  - "PLANT STRESS" - Jan Yxu, Ramapo College Professor

NOVEMBER  - "WAVEHILL GARDENS" - Laurel Rimmel

DECEMBER  -- NO MEETING

 

2010 

JANUARY  -- "THEN AND NOW: A HUNT FOR HISTORIC GARDENS" - Marta McDowell

FEBRUARY  - "GREENSCAPING: THINKING GREEN WITH SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES" - Katy Weidel - weather/canceled 

MARCH  - "ROCK GARDENS" - Michael Wilson, Ramapo College Professor 

APRIL  - "GARDEN STATE GARDENS CONSORTIUM" -- Ruth Hayden & Bonnie Joachim

MAY  - "THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY: INSECTS THAT ATTACK GARDEN PLANTS AND TREES" - Susan K. Gruben

JUNE  - "GROW A ROW" 

JULY/ AUGUST  - NO MEETING 

SEPTEMBER  - "A NIGHT AT STRAWBERRY BLOSSOM" 

OCTOBER  - "GREEN ROOFING" - Greensulate

NOVEMBER  - "INDOOR PLANTS" - Chris Raimondi

DECEMBER  -- NO MEETING 


2009 

JANUARY  - "TREES" - Edith Wallace, PH. D. 

FEBRUARY  - "PASSION OF PEONIES" - Kathleen Gagan

MARCH  - "HEIRLOOM TOMATOES" - Peter Nitsche, Cooperative Extension of Morris County 

APRIL  - "LANDSCAPE BELOW THE GROUND" - Neil Hendrickson, PH. D. 

MAY  - "BONSAI" - George Lebolt

JUNE  - "FLUTTERING FLOWERS: THE LIFE AND LIKES OF A BUTTERFLY" - Karen Richards of K & K Butterfly

JULY/ AUGUST  - NO MEETING 

SEPTEMBER  - "MUSHROOMS" - Jim Barg - NJ Mucological Association (Rescheduled from Oct. 2008) 

OCTOBER  - "CITY GREEN: WHAT IS CITY GREEN?" - Jennifer Papa, Executive Director 

NOVEMBER  - "AN INTRODUCTION TO GESNERIADS" - Kathy Cichocki

DECEMBER  -- NO MEETING 


2008 

JANUARY  - "PLANT COLLECTING: ADVENTURES ALONG THE NORTH KOREAN BORDER" - Jessica Arcate, NYBG 

FEBRUARY  - "HOT NEW PRODUCTS, COLOR TRENDS, AND SERVICES FROM THE GREEN INDUSTRY" - Chris Rubino

MARCH  - "ESSENTIALS OF COMPOSTING: GOOD FOR OUR GARDENERS, GOOD FOR THE EARTH" - Gray Russell

APRIL  - "THE CASHEW FAMILY (ANACARDIACEAE), FRIEND AND FOE" - Susan K. Pell, PH.D, Brooklyn Botanical Garden

MAY  - "CONTAINER GARDENING" - Bruce Crawford, Rutgers Gardens, Rutgers University

JUNE  - "LANDSCAPE DESIGN" - Wayne Cahilly, New York Botanical Garden

JULY/ AUGUST  - NO MEETING 

SEPTEMBER  - "BACKYARD HABITAT FOR BIRDS" - J. Michael Pollock, NJ Audubon Society

OCTOBER  - "MUSHROOMS" - Jim Barg - NJ Mucological Association- Weather/Canceled

NOVEMBER  -"NATIVE PLANTS" - Kathy Salisbury, President of the Native Plant Society of NJ 

DECEMBER  -- NO MEETING 


2007 

JANUARY  - "THE DIRT ON SOIL TESTING" - Brian Oleksak, Rutgers

FEBRUARY  - " MONROVIA GROWERS: NEW PLANTS IN THE PIPELINE" - Chris Rubino

MARCH  - "INSIDER'S GUIDE TO NEW JERSEY GARDENS" - authors Lucy Rosenfeld and Marina Harrison

APRIL  - "A TREE LOVER'S GUIDE TO WHAT YOUR TREE IS TELLING YOU" - Christopher Roddick

MAY  - "ORNAMENTAL GRASSES: ADDING SOUND AND MOTION TO YOUR GARDEN" - David Daehnke

JUNE  - "HYDROPONIC GARDENING" - Marc Gussed, Director of the Closter Nature Center 

JULY/ AUGUST  - NO MEETING 

SEPTEMBER  - "NJ FRESH" - Ronald Good, Department of Agriculture 

OCTOBER  - "TOO MANY DEER OR TOO LITTLE LAND?" - Michael Van Clef, PH.D 

NOVEMBER  - "HORTICULTURE THERAPY" - Deb Carafello and Barbara Sanford 

DECEMBER  -- NO MEETING