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Master Gardener Speakers

Program Contact: Master Gardeners
(509) 667-6540 • chelanmastergardeners@gmail.com

Speakers

speakersMaster Gardeners are available to speak on select topics at your organization’s meetings.

  • This list is provided as a courtesy. Organizations should make their own arrangements with individual speakers.
  • Master Gardeners may not accept payment for speaking engagements. They may accept reimbursement for mileage and materials.
  • Honorariums may be donated to the WSU Chelan County Master Gardener program and are very much appreciated.

 

Name Phone Subject Time Needed Description
Houseplants
Bonnie Orr 509-884-5069 House Plants 20 – 60 min
Mary Fran McClure 509-884-4073 House Plants 30 – 60 min
Malcom Talbot 509-660-5003 Pruning, diseases, and insect pests 30 – 60 min
Annuals, Perennials & Bulbs
Sherry Anderson 509-881-7544 Dahlias 30 – 60 min
Mary Fran McClure 509-884-4073 Color in the Garden 30 – 60 min
Bonnie Orr 509-884-5069 Year Around Color 1 hour visual presentation on how to get year around color in your garden
Mona Kaiser 509-771-9190 Growing Dahlias East of the Cascades 30 – 60 min Choosing tubers, planting, soil preparation, pinching,
digging, dividing, winter storage
Joy Castellante 360-790-7008 Roses 30 – 60 min Spring rose care, rose pruning, rose winter
preparation
Irrigation
Mike Hammer 509-886-9148 Irrigation systems 30 – 60 min
Soil and Fertility
Bonnie Orr 509-884-5069 Mulches 20 – 60 min
Bonnie Orr 509-884-5069 Soils and Soil Testing 20 – 60 min
Bonnie Orr 509-884-5069 Basics of Composting 20 – 60 min
Mary Fran McClure 509-884-4073 Soils and Soil Fertility 30 – 60 min.
Chuck Harnish 307-421-9166 General Soils 20 – 60 min
Trees and Shrubs
Mary Fran McClure 509-884-4073 Pruning Trees & Shrubs 30 – 60 min.
Connie Mehmel 509-322-0181 Tree Physiology 30 – 60 min.
Connie Mehmel 509-322-0181 Insect Pests of Native Trees 30 – 60 min.
Firewise Landscaping
Al Murphy 509-670-3151 Firewise 30 – 60 min. all phases
Chuck Harnish 307-421-9166 Firewise 30 – 60 min. all phases
Connie Mehmel 509-322-0181 Firewise landscaping 30 – 60 min. Zoning, plant arrangement, right plants
Penny Bickford 509-784-2140 Firewise landscaping 30 – 60 min. Zoning, plant arrangement, right plants
Cheri Garrett 509-741-9826 Firewise landscaping 30 – 60 min. Zoning, plant arrangement, right plants
Specialty Gardening
Mary Fran McClure 509-884-4073 Container Gardening 30 – 60 min.
Mary Fran McClure 509-884-4073 Art in the Landscape 30 – 60 min.
Kathi Scheibner 884-1627 Classrooms on worms/vermicomposting 30 – 60 min. Demonstrate indoor composting with worms
Kathi Scheibner 884-1627 Classrooms on gardening 30 – 60 min. Seed starting, houseplant propagation, native bees,
transplanting, pollinators, weeds, soils
General Gardening
Bonnie Orr 509-884-5069 Soil Development 20 – 60 min
Bonnie Orr 509-884-5069 Weed Control 20 – 60 min
Bonnie Orr 509-884-5069 Home Composting 20 – 60 min
Bonnie Orr 509-884-5069 Fall Cleanup 20 – 60 min
Mary Fran McClure 509-884-4073 Landscape Basics 30 – 60 min.
Mary Fran McClure 509-884-4073 Propagation 30 – 60 min.
Naturalized Landscaping
Bonnie Orr 509-884-5069 Wildlife Friendly Landscapes 20 – 60 min
Mary Fran McClure 509-884-4073 Coping with Critters 30 – 60 min. Coping with deer, moles, gophers and other critters
Mona Kaiser 509-771-9190 Drought Tolerant Landscape Plants 30 – 60 min. Choosing plants for differing moisture levels,
selecting for blooms, wildlife, and fall color

Jennifer Marquis, Coordinator– Master Gardeners, Chelan County Extension, 400 Washington Street, Wenatchee, WA 98801, 509-667-6540

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