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Speaker's Bureau

Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Chester County provides speakers on a variety of subjects.

Master Gardeners give talks at libraries, garden clubs, schools, and civic organizations on topics such as container gardening, butterfly gardens, composting, native plants, seed starting, growing vegetables, herb gardens, etc. Speakers may use slide shows, PowerPoint presentations, demonstrations, or hands-on activities. Day, evening, and weekend programs may be available, depending upon speaker availability.

Organizations should request a speaker 3 months in advance and provide an audience of 15+. There is no fee, but a donation is requested ($75-100 is customary). Checks should be made payable to Chester County Cooperative Extension.

Topics available vary based on the master gardener speakers available in your area and their areas of expertise, but some popular topics are:

•    Help! My Garden Needs a Trim – Proper Pruning Techniques
•    Putting Your Garden to Bed: Fall Clean-up
•    Oh Deer! Making Your Garden Deer Resistant
•    Made In the Shade: Plants for Shady Locations
•    Beauty on a Small Scale: creating Container Gardens
•    Crazy about Compost
•    It’s Alive The Science of Soil
•    Inviting Birds into Your Garden
•    Beautiful Butterflies: Butterfly Garden Design
•    Protecting the Native Pollinators: Creating a Certified Pollinator Garden
•    The New Victory Garden: Today’s Vegetable Garden
•    Keep It Coming: Creating a 4 Season Garden
•    Incredible Edible Herbs
•    Wild about Wildflowers
•    Go Native! Low Maintenance, Wildlife friendly Native Plants


For more information or to request a speaker, email ChesterMG@psu.edu