Mini-College 2022

Mini-College will be held July 28-30, 2022.

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Joy of Gardening Conference Keynote Speakers


Friday July 29 Keynote – 9 AM: Dr. Samantha Hatfield Chisolm

Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), climate change impacts, Indigenous ecosystems, Indigenous food systems

Dr. Samantha Chisholm Hatfield is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, from the Tututni, Kalapuya, and Chinook Bands. Dr. Chisholm Hatfield is also Cherokee.

Dr. Chisholm Hatfield has earned an American Sign Language Interpretation certification, a Bachelor of Science in Ethnic Studies with a concentration in Native American studies and a minor in Cultural Anthropology from Oregon State University. She holds her Doctorate in Environmental Sciences from Oregon State University. Her pioneering dissertation work has been considered ground-breaking research and heralded for the way she has melded physical and social science, combining empirical research with social science methodology. Most recently, she has been selected as a chapter author for the United States Fifth National Climate Assessment Report. She is the lead author of the Tribal Cultural Resources chapter for the state of Oregon’s fifth Oregon Climate Assessment Report.

Saturday July 30 Keynote – 9 AM: Dr. Gail Langellotto

Successes, Challenges and Opportunities of the Oregon Master Gardener Program

Dr. Gail Langellotto is the Professor of Urban and Community Horticulture Extension and the Statewide Master Gardener Program Coordinator.

Gail Langellotto received her B.S. in biology and M.S. and Ph.D. in entomology, all from the University of Maryland. Upon graduation, she completed her Post-Doctoral training in entomology at UC Davis. Her first faculty position was as an Assistant Professor of Biology at Fordham University, in the Bronx.

Currently, she is a Professor of Horticulture at Oregon State University, where she also coordinates the statewide Extension Master Gardener Program and serves as the principle investigator for the Garden Ecology Lab. Her research and extension program are focused on developing a better understanding of how to design and manage gardens and other urban greenspaces to promote ecosystem services in urban and suburban landscapes.