9 AM – 2 PM
The Holly House
Rutgers Gardens
130 Log Cabin Road
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
APLD members-$50
 Nonmembers $65
 Lunch is included (vegetarian options available)

APLD members
All others

Six Steps to a Pest Free Garden
Jessica Walliser, author, horticulturalist, bug-lover, will speak about her approach to pest free gardening.
Six Steps to a Pest Free Garden
In this lecture Jessica outlines an easy to follow six step pest control plan. Using techniques based on both Integrated Pest Management and natural-care gardening, this plan enables gardeners to manage any pest troubles safely, effectively, and organically. Information about biological, botanical, physical, and mechanical controls is offered; and there’s plenty of practical and useful advice for boosting a plant’s natural immune system.
She is author of the Amazon best-seller Good Bug, Bad Bug: Who’s Who, What They Do, and How to Manage Them Organically and blogs weekly for both SavvyGardening.com and HobbyFarms.com. Her fourth book, Attracting Beneficial Bugs to the Garden: A Natural Approach to Pest Control, was released by Timber Press in January of 2014 and was named one of the Top 12 Gardening Books by Martha Stewart Living magazine in March of 2015. It was also awarded the American Horticultural Society’s Book Award.
As owner of Ironweed Apparel, Jessica is working to unite fashion and gardening at long last by providing gardeners with hip, funky urban farming and gardening tee shirts that let you grow in style.
Jessica lives and gardens northwest of Pittsburgh with her husband and son, six chickens, two cats, two hermit crabs, and billions and billions of very good bugs.
Get the Bugs Out of Your Business 
Through lecture and breakout sessions Mary Allen will demonstrate proven techniques for increasing your success rate in 3 vital areas.
In this workshop, Mary will take you over three hurdles business owner can face. She will give you tools for improving your sales efforts, business planning strategies for the long term, and ways to create better business outcomes through your relationships with customers and employees.
Participants will walk away with a simple and manageable business plan ready to be immediately implemented. Ideas will be shared for improving your company’s story to ensure you are keeping a full pipeline of business opportunities. Simple and practical tools will be introduced to establish and manage targets to ensure you are achieving your financial goals one business quarter at a time. And you will walk away with practical tips for managing the human element while protecting your revenues and your profitability. Please bring your sales materials your website where your readers can get further details.
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Mary W. Allen
Mary excels in strategic planning, operational excellence and community engagement. She is a strong leader with broad marketing and operations experience. She brings her unique insights to clearly see “what can be” by providing vision and clarity. She quickly develops connections between insights and solutions in the most challenging business environments producing excellent outcomes.
She believes that you can influence future outcomes through proper planning and both creative and critical thinking. She has developed tools for this technique and has trained others with great success. She has a passion for customer understanding and service through the culinary arts and design. Mary earned her BA from BOSTON COLLEGE, Chestnut Hill, MA. 
Currently, she is a district manager for the Sodexo Corporation with clients in central NJ and PA including Sanofi, Teva Pharmaceuticals, BAE, Nestle, Ericsson, Roche and Life Cell. She lives in Media PA with her husband David and her daughters Elizabeth and Grace.