Keynote Speaker Highlight: Dennis Dimick

Dennis Dimick is an American journalist, photographer, presenter, educator, and citizen of the Anthropocene.  He served for years as executive environment editor for National Geographic magazine, and was a picture editor for the National Geographic Society for more than 35 years until retiring in December 2015. He serves in a consulting and reviewing role for the Society’s story-telling grant program. At IMGC… Read More »Keynote Speaker Highlight: Dennis Dimick

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Keynote Speaker Highlight: Brie Arthur

Brie Arthur is a pioneer of edible landscaping and author of numerous books, including The Foodscape Revolution and Gardening with Grains. Brie has garnered acclaim for her enthusiastic presentations and practical, out of the box gardening advice. Originally from southeastern Michigan, Brie Arthur studied Landscape Design and Horticulture at Purdue University. With more than a decade of experience as a… Read More »Keynote Speaker Highlight: Brie Arthur


Experience Virginia

Just because IMGC 2021 is virtual doesn’t mean you won’t have opportunities to explore the Commonwealth of Virginia. In addition to our lineup of conference speakers, sessions, and workshops, experience Virginia through these confernece bonuses: Virginia themed swag box. Registered participants will be mailed a “swag box” of conference goodies in advance of the event. In addition to materials from… Read More »Experience Virginia

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Virtual Tours: Explore Virginia!

Just because IMGC 2021 is online doesn’t mean you won’t have the opportunity to explore our state! We have assembled a dynamic group of virtual “tours” using ArcGIS–professional mapping software–that lets users take an interactive dive into the map of Virginia. During the conference, our tour system will go live and you will be able to explore our virtual tours… Read More »Virtual Tours: Explore Virginia!

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Keynote Speaker Highlight: Joseph Tychonievich

Joseph Tychonievich is a Virginia EMG favorite!! Joseph’s friendly style and his encyclopedic knowledge of horticulture and plant science have made him a crowd favorite among Virginia Extension Master Gardeners. We are very pleased to bring him to this wide audience–we know you will love him too! A life long gardener and lover of plants, Joseph has worked for nurseries… Read More »Keynote Speaker Highlight: Joseph Tychonievich

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Keynote Speaker Highlight: Cole Burrell

Cole Burrell is an acclaimed lecturer, garden designer, award-winning author and photographer. A certified chlorophyll addict, Cole is an avid and lifelong plantsman, gardener and naturalist. Cole is a lecturer in the Landscape Architecture Department at the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture, where he teaches about plants and their ecological connections to natural systems and cultural landscapes. Cole has… Read More »Keynote Speaker Highlight: Cole Burrell

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Concurrent Session Spotlight: Planting Seeds of Hope: Cultivating, Nurturing and Replicating a Horticultural Therapy Program

“With therapeutic gardening becoming more popular, Extension Master Gardeners (GMGs) are increasingly asked to develop educational opportunities for individuals with special needs. Inherent in these requests come challenges to ensure activities are successful and appropriate to the needs of the individuals and EMGs. Recognizing this, Green Spring Gardens EMGs developed a specialized approach, highlighting two therapeutic gardening projects. The Fairfax… Read More »Concurrent Session Spotlight: Planting Seeds of Hope: Cultivating, Nurturing and Replicating a Horticultural Therapy Program

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Concurrent Session Spotlight: Home Hydroponics

“Learn about constructing, using and managing a small home hydroponic system. Mullins will cover the need for small-scale hydroponic systems, as well as construction, and management of small hydroponic systems. Learn about different types of hydroponic systems and the suitability of these system to different situations. He will also address how these systems can be used in the community to… Read More »Concurrent Session Spotlight: Home Hydroponics

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Workshop Spotlight: A Closer Look: Bug and Botanical Portrait Photography – Danae Wolfe

Join accomplished nature photographer Danae Wolfe for a session on shooting bug and botanical subjects up close! You can view some of Wolfe’s amazing work here: http://www.wolfemacrophotography.com/ “Contrary to popular belief, garden photography need not be expensive and need not require highly technical equipment or skills. With just a few simple tools and some practice, garden photography can be an… Read More »Workshop Spotlight: A Closer Look: Bug and Botanical Portrait Photography – Danae Wolfe

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Sample Conference Schedule: Focus on ecology

The local effects of climate change, destruction of pollinator habitats, and water pollution can all be affected by home gardening practice. In this series of sessions, learn about topics like pollinator hedgerows, firewise landscaping, and choosing plants for a resilient landscape. Registration is NOW OPEN for IMGC 2021! Optional Workshop: Microbes Under Your Fingernails | Gwynee Mhuireach Accumulating research has… Read More »Sample Conference Schedule: Focus on ecology