Event

1. When, Where is Whidbey Gardening Workshop 2018 ?

2. What is the special "Meet and Greet Reception" with Dan Hinkley?

3. What food and beverages are available?

4. Who will be participating in the Marketplace this year?

5. How do I contact someone at Whidbey Gardening Workshop 2018?

6. Is anyone offering a discount on overnight accommodations?


Event - Special Cases

7. Accessibility - trouble with stairs, or with hearing ...


Registration

8. When and how do I register?

9. When am I officially registered?

10. I missed the deadline for registration! Can I still attend?

11. I don't have access to the Internet, how can I register?

12. How do I tell you my preferred classes?

13. How does Whidbey Gardening Workshop 2018 use my preferences

14. How do I pay?

15. The registration pages aren't working on my computer ...

16. I was partway through my registration yesterday, but today I get an empty form.

17. Will I know the classes I am getting before Saturday?

18. I registered online but never got the confirmation email - how long should I wait?

19. I need to change something on my registration.

20. I need to cancel my registration.


Answers


Event
1. When, Where is Whidbey Gardening Workshop 2018 ?
  • Saturday, March 3, 2018- opens at 8:00 am, Keynote at 9:00 am, last class ends at 3:45 pm.
  • Oak Harbor High School  950 Northwest 2nd Ave.  Oak Harbor, WA 98277
  • See Schedule, Directions for more information.
2. What is the special "Meet and Greet Reception" with Dan Hinkley?

Enjoy this wonderful opportunity for an informal chat with Dan Hinkley and a chance to meet other gardeners from around the region.  Ticket includes:  Rustica Cafe selection of early dinner starters, one drink--choice of draft beer or selected wine.  

Friday March 2, 2018  4 pm-6pm

Rustica Cafe-Wine Bar- Kitchen

670 SE Pioneer Way in Historic Downtown Oak Harbor

This private event is limited to 35 guests.  Tickets are $25 in advance.  Deadline for reservations is February 15th.  Purchase your tickets with your on-line registration.

https://whidbeygardeningworkshop.org/2018/docs/MeetandGreet Reception.pdf

3. What food and beverages are available?

Enjoy free coffee served by 4-H.  Donations are welcome.

An optional catered lunch is available for an additional $12.00, and must be ordered at the time that you register.

You are, of course, welcome to bring your own brown-bag lunch. (but please help us by using reusable or compostable containers; and deposit your compostable materials in the Compost Bins provided in the lunch area).

Water will be available.  Bring your own reusable covered drink container and coffee mug.  

 

LUNCH:  Oak Harbor High School has a nationally recognized Culinary Arts program with a legacy of excelling in State and National competitions.  The culinary team has won 8 state championships and placed within the top 5 in the nation 4 times.  Lunch for the workshop is catered by OHHS Wildcat Catering, the school's licensed, student run catering business.

LUNCH MENU:  5 new lunch options this year provided by the culinary students at Oak Harbor High.  (1) Beef Chili with Cornbread & salad (*gluten free), (2) Vegan Chili with Chips, Salsa & Salad (*gluten free); (3) Southwest Chicken Wrap & Salad, (4) Vegan Southwest Wrap & Salad; and (5) Southwest Salad Platter with Flank Steak and Quinoa (*gluten free) 

Note:  OHHS Wildcat Catering is NOT a gluten free facility.  While they try to insure GF items are gluten free, they are produced in a commercial kitchen where gluten is present.

4. Who will be participating in the Marketplace this year?

Educational Displays:  

  • Whidbey Island Conservation District

Marketplace Vendors:

  • Alaska USA Mortgage Company
  • Albe Rustics (rustic furniture)
  • The Beggar Crow (garden art)
  • Christianson's Nursery
  • Coupeville Garden Club
  • Cultus Bay Nursery
  • Delightful Dahlias
  • Dennis Cant (metal art)
  • Flying Bear Farm
  • Freeborn Metal Art
  • Island Noxious Weed Program
  • Jordan Nursery
  • Mailliard's Landing Nursery
  • Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens
  • Muscle & Arm Farm 
  • Pacific Rim Institute
  • Puget Sound Energy
  • Rain Shadow Nursery 
  • Rent Mason Bees
  • Shock-in-Awe (metal art)
  • Sound Water Stewards of Island County
  • South Whidbey Tilth
  • Venture Out Plant Nursery 
  • Whidbey Audubon Society
  • Whidbey Weaver Guild
  • Wilma's Creations (wood planters and garden art)
  • Wind & Tide Bookshop
  • Wire Art C & C
5. How do I contact someone at Whidbey Gardening Workshop 2018?

Contact Island County Master Gardener Foundation at any of the following:

  • By Email: IslandCoMG@gmail.com
  • By Phone:  (360) 240-5527  OR (360)678-7837  
  • By US MAIL:
    Whidbey Gardening Workshop 
    PO Box 124
    Coupeville, WA 98239
6. Is anyone offering a discount on overnight accommodations?

Yes - please see the discount accomodations that are available


Event - Special Cases
7. Accessibility - trouble with stairs, or with hearing ...

When you register, please let us know if you have special needs. If you have other questions, please contact us by phone or email (how to contact us)

When we assign classes to rooms, we take this information into account.

Persons with a disability requiring special accommodations while participating in this program may contact WSU Island County Extension. If accommodation is not requested in advance, we cannot guarantee the availability of accommodation on site.


Registration
8. When and how do I register?

On-line registration will open at 8 am on Sunday January 14th and is scheduled to close at 11 pm on Sunday February 25th. Register in person at the WSU Extension Office in Coupeville 9-4 pm until February 27th.  A limited number of walk-in registrations will be available at the door on March 3rd for a fee of $50.

While registration is open you can:

  • register online by clicking on the Registration link on the left side of this or any other Whidbey Gardening Workshop 2018 web page.
  • download the Brochure, save to your computer, print and fill out both sides of the registration form, and mail it to us via US mail.
9. When am I officially registered?

Only paid registrants will be officially registered for this workshop.  If you register on-line and choose to pay by cash or check, you will NOT be officially registered until the office receives your payment.

10. I missed the deadline for registration! Can I still attend?

A limited number of walk-in registrations will be available at the door on March 3rd for a fee of $50.  Lunch registration is closed but you can check at the registration desk to see if any are still available, or bring your own lunch.

11. I don't have access to the Internet, how can I register?

Call to request a brochure (see above).  Complete both sides of the registration form in your brochure and return in person or by mail.

By U.S. Mail  

Whidbey Gardening Workshop 

PO Box 124

Coupeville, WA 98239

OR

Register in person at the WSU Extension Office by Wednesday, March 1st.:  406 N Main Street, Coupeville, WA 98239

12. How do I tell you my preferred classes?

For each class session (A, B, C) we ask that you tell us ...

  • a list of classes you would like to take, in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, ... order.
  • please pick 3-5 classes for any session where you plan to attend classes.  It helps us understand what topics people are interested in (for planning for next year).

How do I do that ??

For each session (A, B, C) you will see a list of all of the classes in that session. 

  • Click on any class title to move it to your preferred section.
  • To remove a preferred class selection, click on the gray x icon to its left.
  • To move it up or down in your preferences, use the up and down arrows.

 

 

 

13. How does Whidbey Gardening Workshop 2018 use my preferences
  • The computer algorithm that assigns people to classes will balance the assignments to maximize the number of people getting their first-choice class. People are always assigned to classes in the order in which they registered.
  • If you register early, you have the best chance of getting your first choice.
  • We will send out an email to each registered participant on Thursday afternoon, March 1st, with your confirmed class assignments. 
14. How do I pay?

If you register online, you have the option to

  • mail us a check,
  • pay by credit card (via paypal) 
  • pay from your paypal account.

If you mail in a paper application, you must pay by check, made out to ICMGF (Island County Master Gardener Foundation).

15. The registration pages aren't working on my computer ...

You may download a paper registration form from the Downloads link on the left side of this page.  Print it, fill it out, and mail it along with your check to the address on the form.

Please include a note (or email us at IslandCoMG@gmail.com) with the following information:

  • what kind of computer (e.g., XP, Vista, Windows-7, Mac-_____, Ipad) you have,
  • what browser you are using (e.g., safari, firefox, internet explorer, ...)

We regret the inconvenience, but we are not able to test on every vintage of computer and browser.

16. I was partway through my registration yesterday, but today I get an empty form.

Your registration information is still in our database.
Click on the Find My Reg.... link on the left side of this and follow the instructions to retrieve your partially completed form.

17. Will I know the classes I am getting before Saturday?

If you registered on-line, you will receive an e-mail on Thursday evening, March 1st, that shows your confirmed classes.

18. I registered online but never got the confirmation email - how long should I wait?

A confirmation email is sent immediately from our hosting server (serv01.siteground228.com) from IslandCoMG@gmail.com, so it should arrive in your inbox within a minute. 

Please ensure that your mail account spam filters do not reject such emails. If you have done this and still do not receive a confirmation, send us an email at IslandCoMG@gmail.com and someone will get back with you.  Usually this happens when an email address was entered with an error.

Be sure to include your name and phone number.

19. I need to change something on my registration.

We do not support changes to registration once you have paid (or committed to do so).
For special cases, you may contact us (e-mail is preferable, but remember that we are all volunteers, so it may take a while to get back to you).

20. I need to cancel my registration.

Please contact us immediately so that we can make your class slots available to other registrants.

To be eligible for a refund, you MUST contact us by 11pm Sunday, February 25th.
 
We regret that we cannot give refunds for cancellations beyond that date.

Refunds will be made by the end of March.

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