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Winter Seminar 2015
10th Annual Winter Seminar 
 “Heritage Gardening for the 21st Century”


February 21, 2015 

Saturday 9 AM - 4 PM


Discover some of the most successful, sustainable, and simple plants common in the 18th through early 20th centuries---all available today.  These tough and adaptable plants, both pretty and useful represent the foundation of our gardens.  In addition, the speakers will look at historic gardening methods that we can use today.


Join us in exploring the rich heritage of the garden and what it can mean to us. The books of our speakers will be available for purchase at the seminar.




Peter J. Hatch is a professional gardener and historian with 38 years experience in the restoration, care, and interpretation of historic landscapes. A celebrated author of four books on the gardens of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, where he served as Director of Gardens and Grounds for 35 years.  Listen to Interview




Marta McDowell lives, gardens and writes in Chatham, New Jersey. She teaches landscape history and horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden and consults for private clients and public gardens.  Marta is the author of Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life, which won a 2014 Gold Award from the Garden Writers Association. Her first book, Emily Dickinson’s Gardens, came out in 2005.



Jay Coy is a tomato addict, plant lover, and connoisseur of all things fruit and vegetable. He has been collecting, trading, preserving, and experimenting with heirloom seeds for over twelve years.  Jay is the operator of Jackson 'Maters, a small farm in North Jackson, Ohio.  The primary focus at Jackson 'Maters is      growing food organically and sustainably.



Registration Fee of $45 includes continental breakfast, lunch, and door prizes.




This annual garden seminar is cosponsored by Mill Creek MetroParks and held at Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Avenue, Youngstown.





Registration Form Winter Seminar 2015.pdf


Make checks out to Men's Garden Club of Youngstown


Mail Registration Form and check to:


Men’s Garden Club of Youngstown  

c/o Robert J. McGowan 

PO BOX 724

Canfield OH 44406 


Phone (330) 518-6397






Winter Seminar 2014.pdf

Winter Seminar 2013.pdf