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MEMBERSWe anticipate frequent changes in the garden tour schedule this summer, including both cancellations and additions. Please see email updates for tour changes.

• Tours scheduled for August 22 are cancelled due to storm damage. We hope to reschedule in September.

• Seeds from China: People have been receiving unsolicited packages containing seeds that appear to have originated in China. DO NOT PLANT! USDA asks residents to forward the packages to them. For details and address, see the CAES Press Release

• Virtual Invasive Plant Symposium on Oct. 7, 2020 - see AREA EVENTS for information.
The CIPWG symposium will be held online on October 7th! Registration is now open! Visit to register and to find more about the program itself and the various continuing education credits and CEUs we are offering! The symposium will be a full-day virtual webcast on October 7, with some sessions directed to all attendees and other sessions in concurrent breakouts. This year's theme is Realistic Solutions to Managing Invasive Plants. The morning session will include a roundtable discussion with four different types of land managers: land trusts, state lands, homeowners, and invasive plant control contractors. Breakouts sessions will cover Japanese Knotweed Management, Large Scale Management; Small Scale Management; Native Alternatives; Aquatic Invasives; and Tools & Timing of Invasive Plant Management. The day will also include a legislative update. CEU's for 11 organizations and Pesticide Recertification Credits are available. Registration $50 ($65 after Sept. 7; $25 Students). Register NOW for the early-bird rate!

To access the new Mad Gardeners Blog, click on MEMBERS, enter the password, then choose Mad Gardeners Blog.

The Members section provides information about member-only events which are not listed in the Area Events section, so please be sure to check both sections of the website. It also includes the current Newsletter, archives, and other information of interest to members. If you have difficulty accessing the members pages, please contact

OUR WEBSITE—Our website is now open to the public, so it is much easier for our members to spread the word about our organization. Feel free to share the website link with prospective members. The Members section of the site remains private, however, and requires use of our password.

AREA EVENTS—Noteworthy events and announcements are listed. It is a frequently updated resource for garden-related events in the area, and is a page we recommend you visit regularly. Events open only to MG members will be listed in the Members section of the site and accessible by password.

JOIN Mad Gardeners—Download the Mad Gardeners Membership Application HERE. Visit the About Us page to learn about the benefits of joining.

HOW TO SHARE NEWS & EVENTS—How to spread the word about your non-profit organization’s event through us: We are an informal group. Our 3 mailed newsletters are published fall, winter and spring.

Some events are included in the newsletter, but all are forwarded to our webmaster for possible posting. Note: notices emailed to members are restricted to business-related information and meeting reminders, with other events occasionally tacked on. They are sent infrequently so we recommend that you regularly check this website for area news and events.



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