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Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum 2019 Bailey Conference
October 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - October 5, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
@ The Bailey Museum
South Haven’s favorite native son, Dr. Liberty Hyde Bailey (1858 – 1954) and the father of modern horticulture, 4-H, nature study and the agricultural extension service, will be the inspiration for the second annual Bailey Conference (OCTOBER 5TH) and Agri Tour (October 4th) in South Haven, Mi.
In celebration of the work and extensive agricultural influence of Dr. Bailey, The Bailey Museum will host an Agricultural bus tour of four unique farms in West Michigan, Friday October 4th. At the conclusion of the tour, participants will return to the Bailey Museum for music, local food, beverages, an exhibit by Michigan artist Conrad Kauffman, conversation and walks through the gardens.
On Saturday, October 5th, the one-day 2019 Bailey Conference will feature local and national speakers, art, display tables, and a chance to speak with professionals all inspired by the work, philosophy and life of Dr. Liberty Hyde Bailey.
Keynote speakers will include the nationally celebrated founder of the Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, David Milarch, who has set upon a life’s mission to propagate and reintroduce the offspring of the world’s most magnificent ancient trees. https://www.ancienttreearchive.org
Authors, John Linstrom and John Stempien, will introduce their new book Bailey Gardner’s Companion, which brings together in one book the best and most accessible garden writings of perhaps the most influential literary gardener of the twentieth century. Full of timeless wit and grace, the book collects essays and poems from Bailey’s many books on gardening, as well as from newspapers and magazines from the era. Whether you’ve been gardening for decades or are searching for your first inspiration, Bailey’s words will make an ideal companion on your journey.
The Conference will include ten break-out sessions which will include the following topics Clean Water for the World; Wetlands; Biodiversity and Climate Change; Native Plants and Septic Fields; Environmental Sustainability; Where your Recycling Goes; and The History of Dr. Liberty Hyde Bailey.
This Conference will start with registration at 8:00 am on October 5th. Participants can choose to attend many of the 12 different programs as well as shop, meet and greet presenters at their display tables throughout the day. Breakfast, snacks, and a full lunch are included.
For more information about the Conference and registration visit http://www.baileymuseumfallconference.com or contact the Bailey Museum at 269-637-3251.
Media Professionals; for interviews, information or other event details contact: Zadie Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 269-637-3251
Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum
2019 Bailey Conference
Friday October 4, 2019 – Agri-Tour
Saturday October 5, 2019 – Day long Conference
October 4, 2019
12:00 (noon) — 5:00 pm
Get on the bus and visit five area farms.
Learn about cover crops, honey, cows, and more.
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
End the day at the Bailey Museum for Refreshments, music, and conversation.
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Morning Keynote Speaker — David Milarch, Co-Founder Ancient Trees Archives
John Linstrom and John Stempien — Editors of the Liberty Hyde Bailey Gardner’s Companion: Essential Writings.
Conrad Kaufman — Artist
Judy and Jerry Bohl — Clean Water for the World
Charles Mehne and Alex Mehne — Wetlands
Research Cybelle Shattuck — Environmental
Sustainability Phyllis Higman — Biodiversity
Doug Pearsall — Climate Change
Republic Services — Where Your Recycling Goes
Anne Long — Liberty Hyde Bailey
Beth Clawson — Native Plants and Septics
Bill Westrate — Insects and Biology of SW Michigan