Seed Swap Day Event - Saturday, January 27, 2018
Free and Open to the Public - Sponsored by Fredericksburg Area Master Gardeners
11:00 a.m—12:00 p.m.— “22 Things Your Grandmother Never Told You About Gardening” lecture by
David M. Roos. Mr. Roos has a garden design and consulting practice in The Plains, VA, has written for a
newspaper column and gives lectures all over the country. His lectures are always sure to entertain.
12:30 p.m—1:30 p.m.— “Bluebird Basics—Attracting and Keeping Bluebirds in Your Yard” lecture by
Anne Little. Ms Little, the Past President and Co-Founder of The Virginia Bluebird Society (VBS), will
show you how to attract these beautiful birds to your yard; give hints on how to provide a safe habitat
and will provide information on native vegetation that you can plant and provide food for the bluebirds.
There will also be information on other native cavity nesting birds in Virginia and how you can help in-
crease their chances for survival. Little will also speak about the Society’s efforts to preserve and in-
crease Virginia’s bluebird population and give advice on how you can help.
2:00 p.m—3:00 p.m.— “From Snapshot to Botanical Portrait” by Barbara Ellison. Ms. Ellison has been
fortunate to be able to combine five loves – photography, art, gardening, travel and teaching – into her
work. During her 26 years as a ProMarket representative for Canon USA, she traveled throughout the
US, lecturing and instructing on various photographic topics such as botanical and macro photography,
printing and alternative processes. Her work has been published in various books and magazines and
has been shown in galleries throughout the U.S.
Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.