Available Speakers

Below is a list of members of the Long Island Master Gardeners and the topics of their presentations. To request a speaker please follow the instructions below.


By email: On the list below click the speaker's name next to the topic of your choice. This will enable you to send an email directly to the chosen speaker. Include in your email the location, available dates, topic of interest to your group, your name, email address, phone number, and group name. The speaker you have chosen will contact you.


Speaking fees and dates: Dates, topics, and fees are negotiated directly with the speaker. Long Island Master Gardeners serves only as a means for groups to obtain speakers for gardening topics. Long Island Master Gardeners receives no remuneration for this service and assumes no liability for providing this service.


Long Island Master Gardener Speaker Topics


New Garden from the Ground Up: Best methods for beginning a perennial garden/mixed border. Learn site selection, bed preparation, sun/shade, compost/mulch. slide show of great plants for your garden.

Speaker: Lucille Forgione Hoell


Four-Seasons Gardens: A lively slide tour of low-maintenance plants, shrubs,, and trees in a perennial garden for ease ans pleasure.

Speaker: Lucille Forgione Hoell


Shade Gardens: Create a serene, peaceful garden atmosphere. See different types of shade and plants best suited for each.

Speaker: Lucille Forgione Hoell


Starting Plants from Seeds Demo: Proper method for planting seeds in cell packs for germination both indoors and out. With instructions for seedling transplanting, and aftercare for beautiful, healthy plants.

Speaker: Lucille Forgione Hoell


Your Cutting Garden: Design and plant an unending supply of flowers and plant material for limitless flower arranging through out the year. Included are methods of preserving your treasures.

Speaker: Lucille Forgione Hoell


Garage Sale Fund Raiser: Sell donated items, after a step-by-step prrsentation with table setups, display racks, and pricing. Increase your club treasury while having fun.

Speaker: Lucille Forgione Hoell


Grow, Harvest, and Use: Learn herb names, how to grow, harvest, store, and use (in cooking and crafts). Experience the pleasure of using herbs you have grown yourself in your garden.

Speaker: Lucille Forgione Hoell

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