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Horticultural Myths

  • TaborSpace 5441 SE Belmont Street Portland, OR 97215 USA (map)

With Linda Chalker-Scott

Though gardening is part art and part science, we shouldn’t take artistic license with the science part and defy the kind of sound information that can help us succeed. Linda Chalker-Scott has been scouring the scientific literature, testing horticultural products under controlled, scientific conditions to support or disprove marketing claims, and challenging and disproving garden myths for years.

Linda Chalker-Scott is currently Extension Urban Horticulturist at Puyallup Research and Extension center of Washington State University (WSU).  She is an ISA certified arborist, an ASCA consulting arborist, and an award-winning author. In addition to her role at WSU, she also teaches at the University of Washington.  Linda has published extensively in the scientific literature and in popular magazines including American Nurseryman, Organic Gardening, and Fine Gardening.  Her books include The Informed Gardener, (2008) and the 2010 sequel, The Informed Gardener Blooms Again (2010), Sustainable Landscapes And Gardens: Good Science - Practical Applications (2009), and How Plants Work: The Science Behind The Amazing Things Plants Do (2015).  She is one of the coordinators of the popular blog, The Garden Professors.

*Presentation counts as 1-hour Master Gardener continuing education credit

Earlier Event: November 13
Garden Book Bash
Later Event: February 12
Grow a Lot in a Very Small Space