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2019 NHMGAA Spring Symposium

Sat, 03/23/2019
8:30am - 4:00pm
Southern New Hampshire University Dining Hall & Banquet Facility
2500 N River Rd
Hooksett, NH 03106

The New Hampshire Master Gardener Alumni Association (NHMGAA) is pleased to invite you to attend our 2019 "Rock Your Spring" Symposium on Saturday, March 23 at Southern New Hampshire University. Our theme this year is Rock Your Spring: Gardening in the Granite State. This event is open to the general public but members of the NHMGAA receive a discount on their registration (see details below).

Featured Speakers 

Innovative gardener/farmer and author Lee Reich 

Local renowned herbalist Maria Noel Groves

Horticultural experts and authors Reeser Manley and Marjorie Peronto 

Stonewall builder and lecturer Kevin Gardener

The Program

Registration | 8:30 -  9:00

Silent Auction | 8:30 -  1:15

Welcome, Introduction | 9:30 – 10:00                                  

Two speakers before lunch

Lunch |12:15-1:30

Two speakers after lunch

Breaks between speakers and at lunch provide time for the Silent Auction, book sales and author signings with MainStreet Bookends, and beverages. Please note cash or checks will be required for silent auction payments. MainStreet Bookends will accept credit cards.


General registration is $80 per person. Breakfast and lunch are included with your registration. The deadline to pre-register is March 18. If you miss the deadline, you may be able to register at the door with cash or a check (space permitting). Last year this event sold out. Refunds are available until March 1.

A $15 discount is available for current members (2019) of the NHMGAA, which is open to all alumni of the NH Master Gardener program. If you haven't renewed in 2019, please do so before registering from the Spring Symposium.


The NHMGAA was created in November, 2003 in partnership with UNH Cooperative Extension. The purpose of the Alumni Association was, and continues to be, to enhance the Master Gardener program and to offer Master Gardeners an extra layer of support, education, and community. New Hampshire Master Gardener Alumni Association volunteers work hard to improve the quality of life in NH communities. NHMGAA members foster horticultural education and outreach in support of the UNHCE mission.

The NHMGAA provides financial resources to its members through scholarships and grants for approved community projects. The NHMGAA Special Projects Committee works with  Master Gardeners and Master Gardener Interns to provide funding for qualified projects. Prior grant recipients have taken leadership roles within community gardens and school gardens and numerous other not-for-profit organizations around the state have benefited from the NHMGAA's generosity and Master Gardener expertise.

NHMGAA members receive a $15 discount on symposium registration. Membership is open to all NH Master Gardeners. Membership runs for the calendar year.

Become a member or renew your membership.


The New Hampshire Master Gardener Alumni Association (NHMGAA) thanks the following individuals and businesses for sponsoring the 2019 Spring Symposium. Their support makes the Spring Symposium and the work of the NHMGAA possible. If you are interested in adding your name or business to this list contact Terry Cook.

Inclusion or exclusion of commercial names, logos, products or services does not equate or imply endorsement by Cooperative Extension or the University of New Hampshire.

Lead Sponsor: Marge Badois – Keller Williams

Registration Sponsor: Joseph Zoellers Interiors

Root Sponsors: Proven Winners and Blue Seal / Kent Nutrition and Northeast Organic Farming Association of NH (NOFA-NH) and Dodge's Farm and Garden, LLC - Hampton Falls

Proven Winners      blue seal           Dodge's Agway

Supporting Sponsors: Gardener's Supply and Rolling Green Nursery

gardener's supply        rolling green

 Founding Sponsors: Lily's Place Greenhouse at Morning Glory Farms


Gardening Friends: Marie and Eric Nickerson and Terry Cook & Stephen Yevich