Given the uncertainty about when it will be safe to again gather indoors in large groups, the 2021 Cabin Fever Symposium will be held via Zoom. The event will start with a keynote session on February 24 by Karen Chapman, an award-winning Seattle-based garden designer and author. Karen will be speaking about creating captivating gardens – a topic that definitely resonates this year. Then, for the following three weeks (March 1-17), you can view two sessions per evening on Monday & Wednesday. A bonus each week will be a chat room on Friday evenings (March 5, 12, 19) with the speakers of the week to answer your questions and talk gardening! Each week will have a theme – week one is horticulture; week two is pruning; and week three is design. We will end with a second presentation by Karen Chapman on Deer Resistant Garden Design (without using fences). Other topics include container gardening, growing edibles, pruning shrubs, using water in the garden, permaculture design, pruning roses, alternatives to lawns, utility pruning, and gardening for birds.
The benefit of a virtual format is that you can attend the keynote and all twelve sessions for one low cost of $50! And, you don’t have to live in the Spokane area in order to participate. And there is one final bonus included for attendees: all attendees will receive a goodie bag in the mail prior to the event!