Seminars & Events

 

Seminar Schedule

Friday – March 2nd
11:00am
Stage
Vince Butera Butera the Florist Floral Artistry Internationally Inspired – Locally Designed. All American Grown Product.
11:30am
Seminar Room
Maryann Mawhinney – PennState Ext. Healthy Gardening From Head To Toe Gardening is beneficial to your health!  But at all ages it’s important to be smart about how we garden. Learn the health benefits of gardening while Maryann shows you techniques to avoid injury including proper dress correct body mechanics and how to pace yourself.
12:30pm
Seminar Room
Tim Abbey – PennState Ext. Update On Invasive Insects In York County Invasive species are a growing concern.  There are a number of insects in York County already that are causing damage to garden and landscape plants.  More species are close and could get here soon.  We will review identification and possible management strategies.
1:00pm
Stage
Chef Tim Cooking Demo
1:30pm
Seminar Room
Jodi Sulpizio – Master Watershed Steward Coordinator PennState Ext. Managing Stormwater: It Starts At Home! Poorly managed stormwater runoff can cause many problems such as flooding pollution stream bank erosion and threats to human health. Properly managing stormwater on your property not only helps clean up local streams and rivers but also helps clean up downstream waterways including the Chesapeake Bay. Learn how you can make a difference by implementing some homeowner best management practices on your property. Bio:  Jodi Sulpizio is the Master Watershed Steward Coordinator for Penn State Extension in York County.
2:00pm
Stage
Jan Bills Gardens should be your love, not your labor of love Yes gardens are work but regular visits to a chiropractor will keep you out of the garden more than in the garden! My spine surgery occurred from sitting at a desk for too long not from gardening. Today I am a professional gardener and have never felt better. I'm excited to share my dirty little gardening secrets with you for a happier and healthy 2018!
2:30pm
Seminar Room
George Weigel “Great Gardens Less Work.” Just because you work your fingers to the bone in the yard doesn’t mean it’ll end up looking like Longwood Gardens. You can get great results and preserve your aching back and aging body by working smarter not harder. This program shows you how.
3:30pm
Seminar Room
George Weigel “10 Public Gardens You Really Ought to See.”  Take a virtual tour of great public gardens on garden writer George Weigel’s must-see list from nearby beauties such as Longwood Gardens and Chanticleer to the Missouri Botanic Garden the Chicago Botanic Garden and Canada’s Butchart Gardens.
4:00pm
Stage
Vince Butera Butera the Florist Floral Artistry Internationally Inspired – Locally Designed. All American Grown Product.
4:30pm
Seminar Room
Jonathan Darby – Horn Farm Hugelkultur Gardening Basics How can you design a raised bed that requires less work  watering and fertilizers than your typical garden? Learn about the Hugelkultur gardening technique which consists of large pieces of organic matter typically wood buried for the purpose of longterm slow release of nutrients maintaining higher moisture content and increasing the fungal population of the soil.  Jonathan Darby is a wild foods enthusiast and educator former owner and operator of Sterling Farm and has been active in the local farming community for the past ten years.
6:00pm
Stage
Mark Viette To Be Announced
Saturday – March 3rd
11:00am
Stage
Jan Bills Do this not that You're invited to hear how I adorned my first home my love shack season after season with all the wrong plants in all the wrong places! My mistakes can be your best achievements in the gardens. I promise you won't be sorry!
11:30am
Seminar Room
Tom Smith – Penn State Ext. Trees – Plants With Benefits Trees don’t ask for much  – just sunlight soil and water.  But they give us so much more. Discover the variety of services and benefits trees provide and learn how to manage and care for trees properly. Bio: Tom Smith has been a Penn State Extension York County Master Gardener for 12 years.  He is currently the Executive Director of Keep York Beautiful and was previously president of York Audubon Society.  Personally Tom Smith created and maintains a 1+ acre suburban forest providing wildlife habitat and helping manage stormwater runoff.
12:00pm
Stage
Vince Butera Butera the Florist Floral Artistry Internationally Inspired – Locally Designed. All American Grown Product.
12:30pm
Seminar Room
Jay Holcomb – PennState Ext. Is Orchid Growing For You? Orchids are an extremely diverse family of plants; thus they can grow in many environments including your home.  Phalaenopsis (Moth Orchid) Paphiopedilum (Slipper Orchid) and perhaps Cattleya are plants that can be grown in the home.
1:00pm
Workshop Room
Judy Bono – The Gardener of the Owl Valley
2:00pm
Stage
Mark Viette To Be Announced
2:30pm
Seminar Room
Connie Holland – Master Gardener Concrete Leaf Casting Learn a new way to make beautiful concrete leaves.
3:00pm
Seminar Room
Wendy Brister – PennState Ext. Native Edibles For Suburban Landscapes Turn your suburban yard into a beautiful edible pollinator friendly landscape utilizing perennial and woody plants.  Native edibles can (and should) play an integral role in your landscape – providing structure seasonal interest as well as food.  Eliminate the need to buy everything you eat and grow your own!
3:30pm
Seminar Room
Connie Holland – Master Gardener Hypertufa Learn how to make faux stone garden containers and troughs.
3:00pm
Stage
Jack Hubley Critters Around the Garden
4:00pm
Stage
Vince Butera Butera the Florist Floral Artistry Internationally Inspired – Locally Designed. All American Grown Product.
4:30pm
Seminar Room
Wendy Brister – PennState Ext. Meet The Plants – Underused Native Perennials and Grasses for your Garden Native perennials and grasses are not only beautiful but functional too. Watch your garden grow with these great plants and see an increase in birds and butterflies too! Wendy resides in Wrightsville PA with her husband daughter 2 dogs and 10 chickens where she manages 4 acres of ornamental trial and vegetable gardens.
5:00pm
Stage
Carolyn & Steve Bupp – Cross Creek Farm The Bupp’s are talking about the Birds & the Bees…..Habitats that is! Join Steve and Carolyn as they discus the importance of providing the proper habitats for our birds & bees. While honey bees are all the rage…did you know there are pollinator bees that don’t sting and are looking for a place to live their solitary lives in your garden? Or birds just looking for a protected place to nest. You can help! They will discuss and demonstrate how to build and maintain the latest in protected pollinator hotels and nesting bird housing. Add to the Fun! Sign up for Judy Bonos’ Pollinator House Workshop to actually make a pollinator house! Workshop begins 6pm following Steve and Carolyn’s stage presentation. See Event Registration for details.
6:00pm
Workshop Room
Judy Bono – The Gardener of the Owl Valley Pollinator House

Sunday— March 4th
11:00am
Stage
Sue Whitney
11:30am
Seminar Room
Connie Schmotzer – PennState Ext. Good Plants Gone Bad: Replacing Invasives Some of our most common garden plants have “jumped the fence” into natural areas and are causing environmental and economic harm.  Be part of the solution by replacing these invasives with non-invasive plants that will beautify your gardens and enhance wildlife habitat. Bio: Connie Schmotzer is the Consumer Horticulture Educator for Penn State Extension York.  She also coordinates the Penn State Extension York County Master Gardener program.
12:30pm
Stage
Carolyn & Steve Bupp – Cross Creek Farm How’d they do that? 2016 & 2017 Best in Show winners and 10 time People’s Choice Award winners Steve & Carolyn of Cross Creek Farm will join in the DIY fun! Learn how to transform everyday items headed to the trash heap into garden chic. A Tire to Flower Garden?? A Bucket to Birdhouse?? Why yes! They will take into their creative minds and share the secrets of “how they did that” so you can do it too!
1:00pm
Seminar Room
Carol McDonald – PennState Ext. Gardening Ideas for the Young or for the Young at Heart Get introduced to some new ideas to help share your love of gardening with the younger generation or simply find some new activities to enjoy for yourself. Bio:  Carol McDonald is Penn State Extension York County Master Gardener.  A retired teacher Carol has a special interest in imparting the love of garden to children.
2:00pm
Stage
Sue Whitney

Presenter Information

 

Cross Creek Farm Best of Show 20162Steve and Carolyn Bupp are two small town farmers and business owners who individually are creative but together are mind blowing. The two thrive off each other combining lumber and stone with floral and color to create a business that expresses it all cohesively. Steve, who handles all things heavy, is a schooled mason and carpenter with over 30 years of experience designing sheds, patios, and fireplaces. While Carolyn, who handles all things “pretty,” is a self-taught florist with an expertise in flowers and color with enough creativity to be considered dangerous. They started their flower and farm market, Cross Creek Farm, in 2002 with this year marking its 15-year anniversary. This is only a small mile marker as they have been working together for over 25 years building a business, marking achievements and creating a whirlwind of inspiration for others. Some of the many achievements they earned include winning People’s Choice Award 9 times at the Pa Garden Show of York for their display gardens, being featured in The Knot for their wedding flowers, and being featured and mentioned numerous times in multiple print articles. They have become known over the years for “thinking outside the box” with their custom designs and by always thinking of new ways to create unique out of the ordinary.

sue_whitneySue Whitney is the founder and creative genius behind JUNKMARKET a company that helps individuals incorporate vintage finds and urban industrial accents into their home. Founded in 2000, JUNKMARKET has become the national leader in the “rustoration” industry. Whitney is the author of recently released in September 2017 Junk Beautiful: Furniture ReFreshed showing how to reimagine, refurbish , and refashion vintage finds into functional and fun furniture and home accessories. Other books include Decorating JunkMarekt Style, Junk Beautiful and Junk Beautiful “Outdoor Edition”; She had been featured on the Today show, has contributed to Country Home & Country Garden magazines, as well as many other publications, and boasts an active online community of decorators and crafters at www.junkmarketstyle.ocm

janbills_g7uqluJan Bills is the author of Late Bloomer, a certified landscape designer, advanced master gardener, entrepreneur, and contributing writer for State-by-State Gardening magazine. Jan also sits on the Environmental Advisory Board for her community. After a successful career in the corporate world, she made a major life reassessment and followed her heart: She traded in her heels for Wellies and started the Detroit-area landscape design company Two Women and a Hoe® (twowomenandahoe.com).

 

hubley-owlJack Hubley: Jack has been a multimedia advocate for the natural world for more than 30 years. A lifelong resident of Lancaster County in southeastern Pennsylvania, he is devoted to educating his audiences about the natural world through his weekly nature vignettes on television, his traveling Wild Neighbors Lecture Series, and as program director of The Falconry Experience for Hershey Entertainment & Resorts. During the past 30 years Jack has hosted three half-hour nature shows, all of which aired on WGAL, the NBC affiliate in southeastern Pennsylvania.

 

Vince Butera, AIFD, PFCI, AAF, began in the floral industry at age 15. Following graduation from Delaware Valley College in Doylestown with a BS degree in Ornamental Horticulture, he first opened Butera The Florist as a wedding only business in 1980. Currently, Butera The Florist houses the showroom, design center, wedding consultation and educational studio. Vince is not only a local florist; he is also involved in the floral industry. He is accredited by American Institute of Floral Designers, and Professional Floral Communicators-International and American Academy of Floriculture. He is a floral design teacher/entertainer to both consumer groups and floral professionals. His design programs have been enjoyed by many Garden Clubs, civic groups, and have been televised live from the PA Farm Show. He has traveled around the country presenting educational and motivational programs to floral professionals, and has been featured in a number of floral trade magazines.

 

MarkHeadShot2EMark Viette  grew up in a three generation family of innovative American gardeners, dedicated to make the art and science of gardening available to the general public. Graduating Virginia Tech with a degree in Horticulture in 1980,  Mark set his sights on the University of California Riverside to study tissue culture of the plant world. From there, he joined his parents at the Viette Farm and Nursery in Virginia. Now with 29 years of breeding and plantsmanship, Mark co-hosts the radio call-in show, “In the Garden with Andre Viette”, heard on WSBA  Saturday Mornings from 8-11 AM. Ever eager to learn more, Mark is producer of more than 800 video garden segments on broadcast TV  many of which are on You Tube. An instructor for ten different horticultural courses at Blue Ridge Community College in Virginia, Mark is a renowned lecturer throughout the United States. He has authored several garden books and serves as Director of Marketing and Sales at Viette Nurseries. In his off time, you can find Mark hybridizing new plants and searching the world for  new plants that are long-blooming, disease and insect resistant.

George Weigel is a garden writer, garden designer, garden speaker, Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist, and as his balding, plant-killing brother likes to put it, a Certified Gardening Wacko. In central Pennsylvania, George is best known for his “Over the Garden Fence” columns that have appeared weekly in The Patriot-News, Harrisburg’s daily newspaper, since 1993. His columns, articles and Q&A blog are online at the paper’s Pennlive web site. The Garden Writers Association honored the Patriot-News for having the nation’s best Home and Garden section in 2007 and named George’s column as one of America’s five best garden columns in 2008. George’s articles also have appeared in such magazines as Horticulture; People, Places and Plants; Green Scene; At Home, and Central Pa. Magazine.