Symposium

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR 2016 GARDENING SYMPOSIUM ATTENDEES

October 6, 2016: Four students at Westford Academy, the site of our October 1st Gardening Symposium, have been diagnosed with MRSA infections (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). The school is being disinfected; the facility’s current focus is on the gym and sports equipment. We did not use the gym for the Symposium, nor should any attendees have come in contact with sports equipment.

MRSA manifests primarily as a skin infection but may have other symptoms. To learn more about MRSA, click here for the CDC’s fact sheet. If you have concerns about MRSA, please contact your health care provider directly. Should you need to contact the MMGA Symposium Committee, the email is SympInfo@massmastergardeners.org.

We currently have no reports of any illness among Symposium attendees. As we learn more, we will post updates.


 

“Inspirations
for Next Year’s Garden”

2016 Massachusetts Gardening
Symposium

Thank you for a successful event.

See you again in 2017!

Our
Attendees

Over 275 gardeners attended the October 1st Symposium. Thank
you for returning your feedback forms. We hope you enjoyed the day and your
Goodie Bags.

Our
Speakers

Bob
Solberg, www.hostahosta.com

Gordon Hayward,
www.haywardgardens.com

Ed Bowen, www.opusplants.com

Margaret
Roach, www.AWaytoGarden.com

Our
Sponsors/Donors

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The
Bradley Estate

Carolina’s
Handmade Jewelry

Christine
DiVirgilio, artist

Lotus
Greenhouses & Garden Center

Massachusetts
Horticulture Society

New
England Wildflower Society

New
Hampshire Hostas

Rainbow
Mums & Perennials

Select
Seeds

Spear
Head Spade Company

Spillane’s
Nursery

Trustees
of Reservations

Wright’s
Garden Center

Yellow
Truck Gardens

Numerous
generous Master Gardeners

 

 

Our Garden
Marketplace Exhibitors

Cochato
Nursery, www.cochatonursery.com

Coldbrooke Pottery, www.coldbrookepottery.com

Crafty Cousins (felt products), joaniemck@comcast.net, eleanorfb101@gmail.com

Iron Arts Studio, www.ironartstudio.com

Mary Kocol Photography, www.marykocol.com

Wooden Expressions (bird houses),

Karen Owens Linehan
(jewelry/photography), kowenslinehan@yahoo.com

Our
Volunteers

The
2016 Symposium Committee and dozens of Master Garden volunteers

Thank you!

 

 

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