Event

1. When is the Whidbey Gardening Workshop

2. Where is Whidbey Gardening Workshop 2019 ?

3. What is the "Meet and Greet Reception" with Dan Heims?

4. What food and beverages are available?

5. Vendors and Exhibit

6. How do I contact someone at Whidbey Gardening Workshop 2019?

7. Is anyone offering a discount on overnight accommodations?


Event - Special Cases

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


Registration

9. When and how do I register?

10. When am I officially registered?

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

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

13. How do I tell you my preferred classes?

14. How does Whidbey Gardening Workshop 2019 use my preferences

15. How do I pay?

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

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

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

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

20. I need to change something on my registration.

21. I need to cancel my registration.


Answers


Event
1. When is the Whidbey Gardening Workshop
  • Saturday, March 2, 2019- opens at 8:00 am, Keynote at 9:00 am, last class ends at 4:00 pm.
2. Where is Whidbey Gardening Workshop 2019 ?
  • Oak Harbor High School  950 Northwest 2nd Ave.  Oak Harbor, WA 98277
  • See Schedule, Directions for more information.
  • See Map
3. What is the "Meet and Greet Reception" with Dan Heims?

Chat with Dan in an informal setting' meet other gardeners from around the Puget Sound, and enjoy an opportunity for a relaxing evening with good food and great company.  

Ticket includes: Rustica Cafe selection of early dinner starters, one drink--beer, wine or equivalent.  Space is limited.

Friday March 1, 2019  4 pm-6pm

Rustica Cafe

670 SE Pioneer Way in Historic Downtown Oak Harbor

This private event is limited to 35 guests.  Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.  Deadline for reservations is February 15th.  Purchase your ticket/s with your on-line reservation for the workshop.   

Meet and Greet Details

4. What food and beverages are available?

Enjoy free coffee & tea served by 4-H.  Donations are welcomed.

An optional catered lunch is available for an additional $12.50, 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).

All lunches include 1 bottled or canned water OR flavored sparkling water OR juice.

 

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) Chicken Pot Pie & salad, (2) Vegan Vegetable Pot Pie & Salad; (3) Gluten Free Vegan Pot Pie & Salad, (4) Pesto Chicken Salad Croissant & salad (NUT free pesto; and (5) Caesar Salad Platter (SGF croutons separate) w/marinated chicken & grapes  

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.

5. Vendors and Exhibit

Educational Displays:  

  • Whidbey Audubon Society
  • WSU Community Litter Clean-Up
  • WSU Master Gardener Program
  • WSU Shore Stewards
  • WSU Weed Program

Marketplace Vendors:

  • Albe Rustics (furniture/decorative flags)
  • Azusa Farms
  • The Beggar Crow (garden art)
  • Cloudstone Sculpture Park (garden art)
  • Deep Harvest Farm
  • Delightful Dahlias (dahlia tubers)
  • Dennis Cant Metal Artist
  • Freeborn Metal Art
  • Mailliard's Landing Nursery
  • Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens
  • Mpressions By Nature (pottery)
  • Muscle & Arm Farm (tools, garden supplies)
  • Organic Farm School
  • Pacific Rim Institute
  • Shock-N-Awe (metal art)
  • Stonehenge Nursery
  • Venture Out Nursery 
  • Wind & Tide Bookshop (horticultural books)
  • Wire Art By C & C (wire topiary, wire plant protectors)
  • Xerces Society
6. How do I contact someone at Whidbey Gardening Workshop 2019?

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

  • By Email: IslandCoMG@gmail.com
  • By Phone:  (360) 639-6058
  • By US MAIL: 

Whidbey Gardening Workshop 
PO Box 124 
Coupeville, WA 98239

7. Is anyone offering a discount on overnight accommodations?

Yes - please see the discount accommodations that are available


Event - Special Cases
8. 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
9. When and how do I register?

On-line registration will open at 8 am on Sunday January 13th and is scheduled to close at 11 pm on Saturday February 23rd.

Register in person at the WSU Extension Office in Coupeville 9-4 pm until February 26th.  

A limited number of walk-in registrations will be available at the door on March 2nd 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 2019 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.
10. 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 your payment is received.

11. 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 2nd for a fee of $50.  Lunch registration is closed but you can check at the registration desk to see if any lunches are still available, or bring your own lunch.

12. 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 Tuesday February 26th.:  406 N Main Street, Coupeville, WA 98239

13. 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.
14. How does Whidbey Gardening Workshop 2019 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, February 28th, with your confirmed class assignments. 
15. 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).

16. 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.

17. 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.

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

If you registered on-line, you will receive an e-mail on Thursday, February 28th, that shows your confirmed classes.

19. 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.

20. 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 by email at IslandCoMg@gmail.com. Please remember that we are all volunteers, so it may take awhile to get back with you.

21. 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 24th.
 
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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