Master Gardener Conference

Silent Auction

The silent auction will return at the 34th Florida Master Gardener Conference! From new gardening tools and accessories to rare plants, rain barrels, and baskets of local goodies, you’ll be sure to find plenty to pique your interest.

Auction Donations

Conference organizers are calling on the Master Gardener counties to donate items for auction. Each donating county will have a designated display area at the conference. If a county wants to donate but will not have representatives attending the conference, adjacent counties can submit auction items on their behalf. Space will be limited so please consult Auction Committee Chair, David Austin, in advance regarding donations.

County Competition

Coordinators, ask your volunteers to put their heads together to outdo the other participating counties! The county whose auction item(s) bring in the most money will receive a prize packet including a Master Gardener tablecloth, a $50 gift certificate to the IFAS Extension Bookstore, and a box of caladiums. Counties can include a coordinator or group photo with the display item(s) so bidders can identify the county each contribution will benefit. Auction proceeds will go toward awards recognizing MG volunteers for their length of service and innovative programming.

If you are interested in donating to the auction, please email descriptions and item photos (if available) to David Austin at no later than Friday, October 16, 2015.

Auction Itinerary

  Friday Friday, October 16, 2015
  5:00pm Item Donation Notification Deadline - Email David Austin
  Sunday Sunday, October 18, 2015
  4:30pm-6:30pm Early Item Donation Check-In [Cypress 2]
  Monday Monday, October 19, 2015
  7:30am-2:00pm Item Donation Check-In [Cypress 2]
  2:00pm-7:30pm Auction Open for Bidding [Cypress 2]
  Tuesday Tuesday, October 20, 2015
  7:00am-5:00pm Auction Open for Bidding [Cypress 2]
  4:45pm-5:00pm Last Call for Bids - during meeting break [Cypress 2]
  5:45pm Auction Announcements - following General Session 4 [Palms CD]
  6:00-7:00pm Auction Checkout [Cypress 2]

NOTE: Only cash or check payments will be accepted during auction checkout, so please plan accordingly! There is an ATM available onsite at the host hotel.


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