JCCC 4th Annual Horticultural Sciences Day

Urban Horticulture and Pest Management

Friday, Feb. 21 - 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
(Exhibitor booth setup is Thursday, Feb. 20)
Saturday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. - Workshops


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Capital Federal Conference Room, Regnier Center and
Hudson Auditorium, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

7-8 a.m. Booth setup
7-8:40 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8:50- 9 a.m.
Welcome Address
Dr. Joseph Sopcich, president, JCCC
Hudson Auditorium
9-10 a.m.
Plenary Session
Urban Horticulture and Pest Management: How we articulate philosophy with practices.
Dr.  Catherine H. Daniels
Washington State University Research and Extension Center, Puyallup, Wash. Public conversations about sustainability and health/safety are big determiners in how pest management is perceived, and carried out, in urban areas. Your clients or neighbors may be professionals in other disciplines who are used to asking for evidence of special certification, advanced training, credible written materials or websites that explain potential effects from treatments on their property (clients) or your property (neighbors). Plant choices, amount of hardscapes, and urban food systems are also a big part of the sustainability, health and safety conversations. Join us for a look into how these conversations are playing out in the Pacific Northwest.
10:10-11 a.m.
Four Seasons of Containers
Rita Randolph
Rita's Rare Plants, Tenn.

Everything from small tabletop centerpieces to large commercial installations, see how all kinds of plants are combined into what many people call ‘Eye Candy’. Rita is a true artist and containers are her canvas, often spilling with unusual or underused colorful plant material. Professionally and passionately the focus is on plants for containers and small gardens. With an emphasis on Foliage FIRST, Rita explains why it’s so important to combine textures and colorful foliage first, then, flowers are then a bonus! Annuals, perennials, conifers and shrubs will all be addressed. From the smallest pot to commercial installations, Rita’s slides will inspire you.

11:10 a.m.-noon
Pesticide Labeling Pertaining to Pollinator Protection

Meredith Laws, Chief, Insecticide-Rodenticide Branch, Registration Division
Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency
Washington, D.C.  

noon- 1 p.m.
Capital Federal
Conf. Room
Lunch - $10/person if lunch requested

Lunch presentation: Growing Fruits and Nuts in the Urban Landscape

Matt Bunch
Horticulturist, The Giving Grove

1-1:50 p.m.
Creative Solutions for Small Spaces
Beth Edney
CLD, Designs By The Yard, Ontario, Canada

Designing small spaces can test even the most experienced designers, let alone the home gardener. Join Beth as she presents several creative solutions to common small spaces.

2-2:50 p.m.
Pest Management In Urban Horticultural Systems
Dr. Raymond Cloyd, Entomologist
K-State University
3-3:30 p.m.
Growing Roses in Urban Landscapes
Ed Holland
Treat America
3:30-3:45 p.m.
Snacks provided
3:45-4:30 p.m.
Community Gardens in the Midwest
Marlin Bates
Horticulture Agent
K-State Research and Extension 
4:40-5:20 p.m.
Urban Pest Update
Colling Wamsley, State Entomologist
Missouri Department of Agriculture
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Cultivate Kansas City
Teresa Kelly, Get Growing KC team member
Teresa Kelly has extensive experience operating market gardens, horticulture research projects, selling retail at a farmer’s market and wholesale in Montana before she moved to Kansas City. She also was recently elected to the Roeland Park City Council.

Sherri Harvel, Get Growing KC team member, owner
Sherri started Root Deep Urban Farm in the fall of 2005 with the purchase of several vacant lots located in east Kansas City. She now sells at the Westport Farmers Market, through a small CSA, and works part-time for Cultivate KC as a Get Growing KC team member, helping others become growers.

Alicia Ellingsworth, Gibbs Road Farm, Farm Manager
Alicia manages the two-acre Gibbs Road Farm, a certified organic vegetable operation that sells at Brookside Farmers Market, through a 45 week, 40 member CSA, and to a growing list of local restaurants.


Feb. 22 - Workshops

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Horitcultural Sciences Center (map)

Please note: Seats are limited to 30 attendees.

Pest Diagnosis and Management Workshop
9 – 11 a.m.
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Dr. Raymond A. Cloyd
Students and JCCC staff: $25/person

Diagnosis of insect and mite pests is essential in determining the appropriate management strategies that need to be undertaken. Raymond will go through a systematic process of how to accurately diagnosis pest problems, and how to differentiate insect and mite pest feeding damage from diseases, nutritional deficiencies, and environmental problems. Raymond will describe the various feeding behaviors among the different insect and mite pests and then provide examples of specific feeding damage, which will help individuals to accurately determine what pest or pests are causing a problem. After the diagnosis section, Raymond will address the various management strategies including cultural, sanitation, chemical, and biological that can be implemented in order to alleviate problems with insect and mite pests that attack horticultural crops. This workshop will be inter-active thus requiring audience participation. Also, individuals are encouraged to bring samples of insect and mite problems to share.

Creative Solutions for Small Spaces
11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
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Beth Edney, CLD, Designs By The Yard, Ontario, Canada
Students and JCCC staff: $20/person

Designing small spaces can test even the most experienced designers, let alone the home gardener. Join Beth as she presents several creative solutions to common small space challenges, including how to buffer unsightly views with unique screens, fences and plants, and how to best approach the narrow spaces between properties. Through Beth’s presentation of new plant introductions and unique sculptural and artistic pieces, she will show you many ways to enhance small spaces, including making the best color choices and plant palette selections that are suitable for small gardens. Beth will also include other topics such as maximizing your space with vertical gardening and using perspective to make your space appear larger. If you garden in small spaces you will not want to miss this plethora of ideas.

Container Gardening Workshop: Come see first-hand
how Rita ‘Does it’ !
1 - 3 p.m.
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Rita Randolph 
JCCC students and staff: $25/person.

Container Gardening Workshop: Come see first-hand how Rita ‘Does it’ ! Famous for her practical, yet inspiring designs, Rita will demonstrate just how foliage size and colors work together, or don’t. You will also see how to work in garden art, found objects and natural products like bamboo and drift wood to customize your arrangements and make them unique. Everything from Color-theory, container preferences and recommendations for your climatic zone, plant selections and growth rates will be addressed... And we’ll have plenty of time to ask and answer questions in this highly interactive workshop!


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