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MGSOC Educational Conference – Gardening and All That Jazz – is an annual educational event hosted by the Master Gardener Society of Oakland County.

SAVE THE DATE for the 2025 Conference:
Saturday, April 26, 2025


Our conferences are offered to all who love to garden

All skill levels are welcome, and you need not be a Master Gardener to attend. Master Gardeners receive 5 hours CE Credit.

Chair: Betty Peters

Join us for our 10th Annual Education Garden Conference

Gardening And All That Jazz – Garden Revival

Saturday, April 20, 2024, 8 AM – 4 PM


2024 Keynote Speakers

Joseph Tychonievich sb-min
Joseph Tychonievich

Soil Problems & How to Solve Them

Scott Beuerlein sb-min
Scott Beuerlein

Topic #1: Badass Trees for Piss-Poor Places
Topic #2: Planting for Pollinators

Deborah Trickett sb-min
Deborah Trickett

Jaw-Dropping, Traffic-Stopping, Get-the-Neighbors-Talking Containers


Registration Information

The 2024 MGSOC Education Conference will be held at the Oakland Schools Conference Center, 2111 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, 48328.

  • Registration Fee: $95
  • Cancellation Policy: No refunds are granted.
  • Registration Deadline: Midnight, Friday, April 12, 2024 (Checks must be received by this date).
  • Registration options:
    •  Register online: buy tickets here
    • Register by mail: mail print form and check (made payable to MGSOC, Inc.) to Ann Hudak – Registrar, 3931 Custer Avenue Royal Oak, MI 48073
  • Please direct conference registration questions to Ann:
    Phone (248) 812-9437, E-mail: [email protected]

Conference Agenda

Conference begins promptly at 8 a.m.

Each presentation will be one hour long, with a 15-minute Q&A.

8:00 AM - Welcome with opening remarks

Joseph Tychonievich

Soil Problems & How to Solve Them

20-minute break

Scott Beuerlein

Badass Trees for Piss Poor Places

1 hour lunch break

Deborah Trickett

Jaw-Dropping, Traffic-Stopping, Get-the-Neighbors-Talking Containers

15-minute break

Scott Beuerlein

Planting for Pollinators

4:00 PM - Conference Closes

Past Conferences

 The 2024 MGSOC Conference – Gardening and All That Jazz  – Garden Revival key note speakers were Joseph Tychonievich, Scott Beuerlein and Deborah Trickett. Thanks so all who attended, and special thanks to the Committee and Betty Peters – Chairperson

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