2009 State Conference

Capitol Plaza Hotel
Jefferson City, Missouri
September 18-20, 2009

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Important Registration Deadlines:

Hotel Room Discount:
August 19
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August 28
Conference Registration:
September 11

Central Missouri Master Gardeners Present:
The Missouri Master Gardener 2009 State Conference

Join us in Jefferson City

Capitol Building

Master Gardeners from all over the state of Missouri are welcome to attend this year's state conference: "Growing in the Heart of Missouri."

Our conference this year features Advanced Training, wonderful tours of interest to Master Gardeners, a Saturday night banquet, Sunday morning educational sessions and a Sunday luncheon.

We're very excited about our line-up and hope to see you here, in Jeff City!

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Featured Speaker - "The Renegade Gardener"

Don Engebretson

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The Renegade Gardener

A nationally recognized authority on landscaping and garden design, Don speaks frequently at industry events across the United States. He has been a featured speaker at the Capitol Home & Garden Show, Washington, DC; The Philadelphia Home & Flower Show; The Oklahoma City Home & Garden Show; The Virginia Beach Home & Garden Show; The Jacksonville Home & Garden Show; The Houston House Beautiful Show; The Des Moines Home & Garden Show; The Minneapolis Home & Garden Show; the Southern California Home & Garden Show, and The Green Bay Botanical Center, among others.

Don has published five books on gardening and landscaping. He is field editor and garden scout for Better Homes and Gardens and garden editor for Mpls.St.Paul Magazine.  For four seasons he was the gardening expert on HGTV’s TIPical MaryEllen show and in 2002 served as landscaping consultant to the PBS Television series HOMETIME.

Join us for Don's two presentations,"10 Gardening and Landscaping Blunders - And How to Avoid Them" on Saturday night and "Crafting Cool and Creative Contaners" at the Sunday luncheon.

Find out more about Don's presentations at the conference.

Capitol Plaza Hotel by John Q. Hammons

Capitol Plaza Hotel and Capitol Building

Experience the rich history and great entertainment of Missouri’s capitol city at the Capitol Plaza Jefferson City. You’ll stay within walking distance of the elegant State Capitol Complex with its Thomas Hart Benton murals and Missouri State Museum.

You’ll enjoy first-class accommodations, including high-speed Internet access, indoor pool, sauna and exercise area.

Find out more about accomodations at the Capitol Plaza.