Speakers Bureau

Crow Wing County Master Gardeners are great speakers!

Master Gardeners in Crow Wing County offer presentations on many different horticulture-related topics.

Your group can request a Master Gardener to present virtually or in-person, any event where there is an audience eager to learn about gardening.

The presentations offered by Crow Wing County Master Gardeners are scheduled through the Program Coordinator. Normal scheduling requires at least two weeks advanced notice. Every effort will be made to find a speaker for every request received but please keep in mind that Master Gardeners are volunteers. Usually an honorarium is suggested for a public presentation. Please e-mail the Program Coordinator for additional information at goerg039@umn.edu.

PRESENTATION TOPICS

Bulbs and Tubers:

  • Dahlias
  • Lilies: Aristocrats of the Garden
  • Spring Blooming Bulbs for Northern Gardens

Perennials:

  • Alliums, Too Pretty for the Vegetable Garden
  • Daylilies: Delightful and Diverse
  • Growing Hardy Roses Up North
  • Hostas: From Minis to Giants
  • Two Old-Fashioned Favorites: Peonies and Clematis

Ornamental Shrubs and Trees:

  • Add Color to Your Landscape with Flowering Shrubs
  • Trees: Choose Wisely and Plant Properly

Fruits and Vegetables:

  • Edible Landscaping
  • Lettuce and Salad Greens in Your Garden
  • Vegetable Gardening 101

Garden Design:

  • The Moon Garden
  • Welcome to the Shade Garden
  • The Biblically Inspired Garden

 Environmental:

  • Attracting Birds and Butterflies to the Garden
  • Composting
  • Monarch Butterflies
  • Plant Natives – Attract Pollinators
  • Water Wisely – Healthy Plants, Healthy People, Healthy Planet
  • Worm-Composting (Vermicomposting)

Other:

  • Adding a Vertical Element to the Garden with Vines
  • An Invitation to the Garden: Creating the Perfect Setting for Outdoor Entertaining
  • Attracting Birds and Butterflies to Your Garden
  • Beginning Gardening: For the True Beginner
  • Beware! Within the Plant Kingdom Lurks Evil! (Poisonous Plants)
  • Crazy for Containers
  • Fact or Fiction: Garden Myths Meet Research Based Science
  • Make a Forsythe Pot for Cuttings (10 – 15 minutes)
  • Getting to Know Woodland Plants
  • Houseplants
  • Indoor Gardening in Minnesota
  • How to Create Sensational Pots and Planters
  • Miniature Gardens
  • The Cutting Garden and the Language of Flowers
  • The Jam and Jelly Maker’s Garden
  • Things to Do in the Garden Without Actually Gardening
  • Time to Grow Up: Vertical Gardening