Speakers

MGGNO Speakers Bureau

Hot Topics 2017-2018

The Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans Speakers Bureau is a free community outreach service providing educational programs in Louisiana horticulture to groups and organizations. Speakers are Master Gardener volunteers who have completed the Louisiana Master Gardener training provided by the LSU Cooperative Extension Service.  Programs are selected and prepared by Master Gardeners that reflect both their expertise and interests.

Master Gardeners will speak to groups in the Greater New Orleans area. Garden clubs, schools, businesses, churches, neighborhood and civic organizations are invited to take advantage of this learning opportunity.

Most programs are delivered as PowerPoint presentations and typically last approximately 30 minutes. To request a speaker, please follow the procedures listed below. Note that effective June 10, 2017, our procedures have changed. You can now submit your request by email directly to the speaker of your choice.

Download the Speaker Request Form

Where we will be presenting:

  • Sep 11, 2017, Town and Country Garden Guild, “Enjoying Your Garden More”
  • Sep 16, 2017, Pollinator Celebration Hammond Research Station, “Butterfly Gardening”
  • Sep 16, 2017, Pollinator Celebration Hammond Research Station, “Salvia”
  • Sep 22, 2017, Orleans Council of Garden Clubs, “Winter Vegetable and Herb Gardening”
  • Oct 1, 2017, Longue Vue Adult Education, “Native Trees for Louisiana”
  • Oct 8, 2017, Chateau Estates Garden Club, “The Scented Path”
  • Oct 11, 2017, Lakeview Botany Guild, “Enjoying Your Garden More”
  • Oct 19, 2017, Aurora Plantation Gardeners, “The Colombian Exchange , Movement of Plants”
  • Oct 20, 2017, Timberlane Garden Club, “Shade gardens”
  • Nov 7, 2017, Petals of North Bridgedale Garden Club, “Made for the Shade”
  • Nov 8, 2017, Lakeview Botany Club, “Low Maintenance Gardening”
  • Nov 14, 2017, Belle Chasse Garden Club, “Fall Gardening”
  • Nov 17, 2017, Timberlane Garden Club, “Enjoying Your Garden More”
  • Jan 10, 2018, Lakeview Botany Club, “Native Trees for Louisiana”
  • Jan 26, 2018, City Park Study Center, “Native Trees for Louisiana”
  • Feb 16, 2018, Timberlane Garden Club, “Low Maintenance Gardening”
  • Feb 23, 2018, Orleans Federation of Garden Clubs, “Parterre Gardens”
  • Apr 3, 2018, Bridgeview Garden Club, “Movement of Plants”
How to submit your speaker request?

  • Open/download the selected Speaker Request Form (at right). You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to do so. A link is provided at right to download it if needed.
  • Save to desktop: Click “Save a copy…” (top far left icon).
  • Change name of file: to MGGNO Speaker Request _ Your Garden Club Date of Meeting.pdf (Example: MGGNO Speaker Request _ NOLA Garden Club Oct 6 2017.pdf).
  • Fill in the required information.
  • Save file.
  • Attach your completed form to an email to the email address of the selected speaker (from Speakers: Bios and Topics) and include “Speaker Request” as your subject.

Have a question about our Speakers Bureau?  Please email speakers@mggno.com.

Click on a Topic or a Presenter below for more information

Topics

Presenters

Basics on Raising Chickens Linda Vinsanau
Beneficial Energies of Plants and Flowers NEW Faun Fenderson
Blueberries and Bees NEW Eileen Hollander
Bringing Birds Into Your Backyard Marieanne Arata
Butterfly Gardening * Tammany Baumgarten
The Colombian Exchange- The Movement of Plants Around the Globe NEW Anna Timmerman
The Cottage Garden, Style and Seeds for the Gulf South * Tammany Baumgarten
Enabling Gardens for the Aged or Impaired NEW Eileen Hollander
Enjoying Your Garden More NEW Faun Fenderson
Firewise Trees and Shrubs NEW Eileen Hollander
Gardening with Ornamental Grasses * Tammany Baumgarten
Growing LA Irises Linda Vinsanau
Herbs … Top 10 from Herb Society Survey Anne Barnes
A History of Garden Design NEW Anna Timmerman
Learning to Live With and Love Water NEW Anna Timmerman
Let’s Branch into Olives NEW Eileen Hollander
LA Iris I. giganticarulia – LA State Wildflower NEW Eileen Hollander
Low-Maintenance Gardening NEW Adele Mangipano
Made for the Shade NEW Nell Howard
My Weeds, My Bugs and How They Matter * NEW Tammany Baumgarten
Native Bees for the Home Gardener NEW Eileen Hollander
Natives Preferred – Trees and Shrubs NEW Eileen Hollander
Native Trees for Louisiana NEW Nell Howard
Online Resources for NOLA Gardeners
NEW
Linda Wegmann
Organic Gardening Basics NEW Anna Timmerman
Parterre Gardens NEW Anna Timmerman
Perennials for NOLA Tricia Wrubleski
Planting for Fall Interest* NEW Tammany Baumgarten
Poisonous Plants: Child-Proof/ Pet-Proof Your Garden NEW Eileen Hollander
Salvia NEW Anne Barnes
The Scented Path:  Planting to Perfume Your Garden * Tammany Baumgarten
Super Plants for Your Louisiana Landscape –
Cool-Season Selections
Linda Wegmann
Super Plants for Your Louisiana Landscape –
Summer Selections
Linda Wegmann
Tour of Vegetable and Herb Beds at NOBG NEW Melissa Luer
Vegetable Gardening Fall Melissa Luer
Vegetable Gardening Spring Melissa Luer
Winter Vegetable and Herb Gardening OR Summer Vegetable and Herb Gardening NEW Anna Timmerman
The Wildlife Garden NEW Anne Barnes
* Available only to groups of 50 or more
PowerPoint presentation – requires HDMI-compatible TV or projector