This free day-long celebration has been created to give us an opportunity to share our successes, strengths and challenges with others groups who share our passion for horticulture and volunteerism.
In the morning a representative from each guest association will be given the opportunity to present a 10-minute speech on the history of their group, its successes and plans for the future.
Lunch will be potluck. Bring your own place settings, and we’ll provide condiments and beverages.
After lunch RBG Horticulture Director, Mark Dwyer, will discuss the importance of MGV volunteers to his work and RBG. Following a short break four Master Gardeners (or groups of MGVs) will discuss specific projects they have been involved with. The object of this segment is to highlight the wide range of project possibilities and how they can provide valuable personal and community involvement, and allow us to provide valuable educational outreach.
There will be plenty of time for networking and schmoozing with MGVs from other groups. We have invited Grant, Lafayette, Green, Walworth and Jefferson Counties in Wisconsin as well as Illinois stateline master gardeners from Stephenson, Jo Davies, Winnebago, Boone and McHenry counties. To date we have confirmations from two groups, Boone and Jefferson. Keep your eye on the Blog, Rock Hort and the RPMGA Facebook page for updates as they arise.
We wish to thank Rotary Botanical Gardens for its generosity in providing us with a place to hold this event.
To RSVP, or if you have questions please contact Deb Grams at 755-0946, Mary Thompson at 774-1159 or Bev Drew at 754-8232.