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Garden Expo is host to a variety of educational seminars and demonstrations. No registration is required; seating is limited. Seminars are one hour and demonstrations are 45 minutes. Presentations denoted by an asterisk are new for 2018. Below is the full schedule with session descriptions. A link for a printable schedule-at-a-glance is also below.

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FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
Garden Expo Saturday Seminars and Demonstrations
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time Mendota 1-2
9:00

9:15 Traditional Kitchen Gardens in the UK*
Michael Perry
Mr. Plant Geek

Michael will talk about the vegetables we used to grow and the way we did it.
9:30
9:45
10:00
10:15

10:30 Shrubberies for Impact*
Mark Dwyer
Rotary Botanical Gardens

Shrubs form the back bone of our gardens.This presentation will focus on a wide range of durable and beautiful shrubs for all garden situations.
Also: Friday at 4:15 p.m. in Mendota 4.
10:45
11:00
11:15
11:30

11:45 Year Round Garden-tainment -- Plant it, Eat it, and Enjoy!*
Melinda Myers

Put your garden and containers to work for you all year long. Pack them full of flowers and edibles in spring through fall for you and your guests to enjoy. Just imagine garnishing your drinks and dishes with fresh-from-the-container garden herbs. Follow with some winter greenery outdoors and indoor windowsill gardening during the cold winter months. We'll explore ways to add beauty to your entryway, balcony or deck no matter the time of year. Melinda will share tips on containers and plants that work to provide year-round interest, even in winter. Melinda's presentation is made possible with support from American Transmission Company/Grow Smart.
12:00
12:15
12:30
12:45

1:00 How to Grow the Best Tomatoes
Joey and Holly Baird, and Norman Gaulin
The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener

Joey and Holly Baird show how to grow the best tomatoes in your home garden simply, easily and organically. Containers, ground or raised beds: it doesn't matter.
Also: Friday at 1:30 and 6:45 p.m. in Mendota 1-2
1:15
1:30
1:45
2:00

2:15 Old Farm Country Cookbook*
Jerry Apps and Susan Apps-Bodilly
Representing the Wisconsin Historical Society Press

Listen to rural storyteller Jerry Apps tell stories of farm life during the 1930s-1950s. Jerry talks about how farm families depended on their gardens for food. Jerry's daughter, Susan, will discuss recipes from the old, white, wooden recipe box that her grandmother followed when there was no electricity or indoor plumbing and all the cooking and baking was done using a wood-burning cook stove.
Also: Sunday at 1 p.m. in Mendota 4.
2:30
2:45
3:00
3:15

3:30 150 Ways to Create a Fantastic Yard Totally Tailored to You*
Amanda Thomsen
Kiss My Aster

This quirky presentation is sure to give an idea or 15 to every gardener in the audience. From things you never thought of to things you didn't think you were brave enough to try, you will leave this presentation inspired!
3:45
4:00
4:15
4:30

4:45 Trendy Perennials for Your Hip Garden*
Nancy Nedveck
The Flower Factory

In this presentation Nancy will discuss new perennials that thrive in this area. Some may be older, but still remain new to you.
Also: Friday at 1:45 p.m. in Mendota 4 and Sunday 10:15 a.m. in Mendota 1-2.
5:00
5:15
5:30
5:45

6:00

Seminar and demonstration topics and times are subject to change. For updated seminar/demonstration information go to wigardenexpo.com.
Time Mendota 3
9:00

9:15

9:30 Yardening With Mother Nature*
Margaret Mary Gerhard
Helfenstein Soup Council

"Yardening" is the blissful marriage of your yard and a garden. Learn about the urgent importance of transformng monoculture turf lawns into productive, eco-friendly, low maintenance, edible landscapes that are safe, sensible and water wise. Free yardening materials and supplies available to audience members.
Also: Friday at 12:30 p.m. in Mendota 3.
9:45
10:00
10:15
10:30

10:45 Making the Most of a Small Space*
Tim Stenzel
Avant Gardening & Landscaping Inc.

When it comes to small spaces, it's all about the details. Learn some tips and tricks to get the most out of your small garden, patio or balcony.
11:00
11:15
11:30
11:45

12:00 Pollinator Friendly Gardening*
Allen R. Pyle
Jung Seed Co.

Learn how to encourage beneficial insects in your garden and landscape. Specific plant choices and safe pest management options will be covered.
12:15
12:30
12:45
1:00 Why Would I Want Chickens?*
Twain Lockhart
Nutrena

In this presentation, Twain will discuss several reasons to get backyard chickens.
Also: Friday at 1:30 p.m. in Mendota 8.
1:15
1:30
1:45
2:00

2:15

2:30 Flower Arranging With Native Plants
Mariette Nowak
Presentation Notes

Many native plants are long lasting and beautiful in fresh summer bouquets and they can also be dried for winter arrangements. Mariette Nowak, author of "Birdscaping in the Midwest," will discuss the best native plants for cut flowers and foliage.
2:45
3:00
3:15
3:30

3:45 Invasive Plant Identification and Control for Gardeners
Kelly Kearns
Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources

This seminar provides an overview of invasive plants and their impacts. A brief identification and control methods of plants that invade gardens and garden plants that go rogue will be discussed.
Also Fri. at 12:30 p.m. in Monona/Wingra.
4:00
4:15
4:30
4:45

5:00

5:15

5:30

5:45

6:00

Seminar and demonstration topics and times are subject to change. For updated seminar/demonstration information go to wigardenexpo.com.
Time Mendota 4
9:00

9:15

9:30 Garden Talk With WPR's Larry Meiller
Larry Meiller
Wisconsin Public Radio

Here's your chance to get all your gardening questions answered! Join Wisconsin Public Radio's "Garden Talk" host Larry Meiller and horticulture experts Lisa Johnson and Brian Hudelson as they talk about the coming planting season and take questions about your garden. Lots of fun--and some great prize drawings to boot!
9:45
10:00
10:15
10:30

10:45 Gardening Simplified: Exceptional Plants and Design Solutions for Time-Pressed and Maturing Gardeners*
Kerry Ann Mendez
Perennially Yours

Change happens. Job demands, kids,hectic schedules, aging bodies, and changing interests have led to gardens that are not in balance with our lifestyle. Time for some 'editing'. This inspiring lecture provides easy-to-follow right-sizing strategies, recommended no-fuss plant material, and design tips for stunning year-round gardens that will be as close to 'autopilot' as you can get...
11:00
11:15
11:30
11:45

12:00 TED-inspired Talk on "Gardening Shame"*
Michael Perry, Amanda Thomsen, Ben Futa

Join Michael Perry (Mr. Plant Geek), Amanda Thomsen (Kiss My Aster) and Ben Futa (Allen Centennial Garden) for a TED-inspired talk on the theme of "gardening shame." This fast-paced, high-energy session will leave you feeling empowered.
12:15
12:30
12:45
1:00

1:15 The Budget-Wise Gardener: Plant the Best for Less! Money-Saving Tips for Purchasing Plants Plus Cost-Saving Designs*
Kerry Ann Mendez
Perennially Yours

Discover a wealth of ideas for gettng the best price and value for exceptional plants. The plant sources and strategies will surprise you. Also covered are striking design concepts for eye-popping, pollinator-friendly landscapes requiring less maintenance and water. And container gardening takes on a whole new spin with these cost-effective, creative ideas!
1:30
1:45
2:00
2:15

2:30 Vegetable Gardening A-Z Part One*
Dick Zondag
Jung Seed Co.

Learn the fundamentals of soil preparation and hints on each vegetable, along with the varieties Zondag would use in his garden.
2:45
3:00
3:15
3:30

3:45 Vegetable Gardening A-Z Part Two*
Dick Zondag
Jung Seed Co.
4:00
4:15
4:30
4:45

5:00

5:15

5:30

5:45

6:00

Seminar and demonstration topics and times are subject to change. For updated seminar/demonstration information go to wigardenexpo.com.
Time Mendota 5
9:00

9:15 Indoor Lighting Basics*
Dennis Anderson
Paradigm Gardens

Try researching indoor grow lights and you'll receive an overwhelming amount of information. This presentation will help simplify things by learning about the different types of lights on the market and how they work best.
Also: Friday at 5:15 in Mendota 8.
9:30
9:45
10:00
10:15

10:30 Learning in the Garden: Principles of Garden-Based Education*
Nathan Larson
Community GroundWorks

Educators and parents will enjoy learning about the many positive benefits of garden-based education for children of all ages through engaging stories, vivid photographs, and interactive discussions, songs, and activities. Attendees will also receive free copies of the presenter's widely acclaimed book, "Teaching in Nature's Classroom: Core Principles of Garden-Based Education."
10:45
11:00
11:15
11:30

11:45 Wilderness Corridors and Why They are Important*
Kate Heiber-Cobb
Madison Area Permaculture Guild

In this presentation you will learn why you leave plant stalks, why you hold water, why corridors are needed for species survival and why observationa of natural succession is needed.
12:00
12:15
12:30
12:45

1:00 Everything You Need to Know About Worms and Jumping Worms*
Bernie Williams
Wisconsin DNR - Forest Health

This presentation will discuss everything you probably never wanted to know about worms.
Also: Sunday at 12:45 p.m. in Mendota 5.
1:15
1:30
1:45
2:00

2:15 Where 6,000 People are Protecting Potatoes for the World*
Joshua Feyen
Madison Area Permaculture Guild

Josh Feyen visited Paru Paru, one of six villages in a uniquely-designated area high in the Andes Mountains. This is the birthplace of the potato, and Josh returned with video, photos and stories about a small group of people dedicated to growing, preserving and sharing potato plants, culture and knowledge. Learn about traditional planting and harvesting, and the Park's modern-day efforts to keep potato seed stock free from biotech company royalties, for humanity to share this amazingly adaptable staple crop. And photos of llamas and alpacas, because they're just cute.
Also: Friday at 4 p.m. in Waubesa/Kegonsa.
2:30
2:45
3:00
3:15

3:30 Goose Pond Sanctuary Prairie and Monarch Habitat Restoration*
Mark Martin and Sue Foote-Martin
Madison Audubon Society

400 acres of prairies and monarch butterfly habitat have been restored over the past 25 years at Goose Pond Sanctuary outside of De Forest, Wis. Species competition and backyard monarch plantings will also be discussed.
3:45
4:00
4:15
4:30

4:45 Diseases of Vegetables
Brian Hudelson
UW-Madison Plant Disease Diagnostics Clinic

Learn about common diseases in home vegetable gardens and how to control them.
Also: Friday at 2:45 p.m. in Mendota 5.
5:00
5:15
5:30
5:45

6:00

Seminar and demonstration topics and times are subject to change. For updated seminar/demonstration information go to wigardenexpo.com.
Time Mendota 6-7
9:00

9:15

9:30 Building a Bulb Lawn: Adding a New Dimension to Your Lawn
Benjamin Futa
Allen Centennial Garden

This practical step-by-step presentation will illustrate how to create a beautiful "bulb lawn" - an arrangement of bulbs planted in your lawn that can delight throughout the entire growing season.
Also: Friday at 4 p.m. in Mendota 1-2.

9:45
10:00
10:15
10:30

10:45 Wild Harvest: Useful and Edible Plants*
David Eagan

Learn ways to harvest and prepare wild (and garden) plants for food, fiber, fire, magic, crafts, lore and more. We'll explore plants from Wisconsin's forests, prairies and wetlands and their many interesting and unusual uses by native peoples, wildcrafters and outdoor enthusiasts.
Also: Sunday at 1 p.m. in Mendota 6-7.
11:00
11:15
11:30
11:45

12:00 Organic Landscape Maintenance Practices
Becky Kielstrup
Avant Gardening & Landscaping

Many people are interested in reducing or eliminating pesticides and inorganic fertilizers in the landscape because of concerns about water quality and potential threats to humans, pets and wildlife. Join Becky Kielstrup to learn about organic lawncare, sustainable plantings, native flora, IPM and tips on how to begin.
Also: Sunday at 2:15 p.m. in Mendota 3.
12:15
12:30
12:45
1:00

1:15 Growing Garlic in Wisconsin
Noel Valdes
CobraHead LLC

Garlic is a healthy and essential cooking ingredient. It's easy to grow, but best yields require good timing. Learn how to grow, harvest and store garlic.
1:30
1:45
2:00
2:15

2:30 The 365 Gardener*
Johanna Oosterwyk
UW Dept. of Horticulture

A greenhouse promises an optimal environment for year-round growing, but it's not as easy as it sounds. Balancing temperature, light and humidity control takes skill and an understanding of the way these environmental factors interact.
2:45
3:00
3:15
3:30

3:45 Aronia and Uncommon Fruits*
Roberta Barham and Cory Secher
Barham Gardens and Carandale Farm
Presentation Notes - Part 1
Presentation Notes - Part 2

Aronia has been introduced in recent years as a value-added, sustainably grown crop. Researchers have discovered many health benefits. Uncommon fruits offer economical, socially and environmentally sustainable options for integrated cropping systems.
4:00
4:15
4:30
4:45

5:00

5:15

5:30

5:45

6:00

Seminar and demonstration topics and times are subject to change. For updated seminar/demonstration information go to wigardenexpo.com.
Time Mendota 8
9:00

9:15 Straw Bale Solutions*
Joel Karsten
Straw Bale Gardens

Attendees will be introduced to straw bale gardening followed by examples of several projects that have been implemented around the world, helping to make growing food possible for many who were previously unable to grow a traditional garden. Also, learn how straw bale gardens are helping to solve world hunger.
Also: Friday at 12:15 p.m. in Mendota 1-2 and Sunday at 11:45 a.m. in Mendota 4.
9:30
9:45
10:00
10:15

10:30 Healthy Soil, Healthy Plants, Healthy People*
Sandy Syburg
Purple Cow Organics LLC

This presentation will help gardeners understand the very direct connection between human health and the components and health of the soil in which food for consumption is grown.
10:45
11:00
11:15
11:30

11:45 Rain Gardens for Function and Beauty
John Gishnock
Formecology LLC

Rain gardens are designed to capture, purify and infiltrate storm water. Planted with native grasses, sedges, flowers, shrubs and trees, rain gardens offer a variety of aesthetic options suitable for any landscape.
12:00
12:15
12:30
12:45

1:00 Gardening for Hummingbirds
Michael and Kathi Rock
The Hummingbird Society

Learn how to create a sanctuary for the ruby-throated hummingbird in your own backyard. Through the use of perennial and annual plants, shrubs, trees and hummingbird feeders, you can discover the magic and excitement of hummingbirds!
Also: Sunday at 2:15 p.m. in Mendota 4.
1:15
1:30
1:45
2:00

2:15 Make Your Own Shiitake Mushroom Log*
Joe Krawczyk
Field and Forest Products

Are you missing something in your life? Learn how to grow your own shiitake log that will be capable of producing fresh shiitake mushrooms for up to eight years.
2:30
2:45
3:00
3:15

3:30 Container Gardening
Lisa Johnson
UW-Extension Dane County

This presentation discusses various types of containers to use in the garden, including wall and hanging planters, planting media, watering, fertilizing and container design.
3:45
4:00
4:15
4:30

4:45 A Place in the Garden (17 min. documentary) and Q&A Session
Christina Ciano

This documentary film focuses on two couples from Wisconsin, who have created hummingbird oases in their backyards out of an initial fascination with the stunning birds and a desire to protect wildlife. The documentary will be followed by a question and answer session.
5:00
5:15
5:30
5:45

6:00

Seminar and demonstration topics and times are subject to change. For updated seminar/demonstration information go to wigardenexpo.com.
Time Monona/Wingra
9:00

9:15

9:30 Wild Food/Wild Medicine*
Linda Conroy
Moonwise Herbs

Join herbalist Linda Conroy for this fun virtual plant walk. Linda will offer an overview of the plants that grow outside of the garden. While we typically look to our garden for food, there are plants that are beyond the garden which are edible, delicious and healing. Come meet them.
Also: Friday 6:30 p.m. in Waubesa/Kegonsa.
9:45
10:00
10:15
10:30

10:45 What is Herbalism*
Deborah Jacobs
American Herbalist Guild

In this presentation Deborah will discuss herbalism, its history, how it has evolved and what it is today.
11:00
11:15
11:30
11:45

12:00 How to Attract Eastern Bluebirds
Patrick Ready
Bluebird Restoration Association of Wis.

This seminar will cover what you need to know to attract bluebirds to your yard. Learn nest box requirements, habitat type and methods that will help you attract bluebird or other cavity nesters.
Also: Sun. at 11:45 a.m. in Monona/Wingra.
12:15
12:30
12:45
1:00

1:15 Planning for Your Perfect Outdoor Space*
Sean Pratt
Ganshert Nursery & Landscapes

Ever struggle with making the ideas in your head come to life? This presentation will help you take your vision and make it into an executable plan. Topics include site analysis, conceptual layouts and creating a scaled plan.
Also Sunday at 11:30 a.m. in Waubesa/Kegonsa.
1:30
1:45
2:00
2:15

2:30 The History and Folklore of Our Native Plants*
Zannah Crowe
Johnson's Gardens
Presentation Notes

Before the days of supermarkets and pharmacies, people depended strongly on native plants as a source of medicine, food, building materials and plant dyes. Join horticulturist Zannah Crowe to learn about some of the ways that Native Americans and early European settlers used our native plants in their day-to-day life.
2:45
3:00
3:15
3:30

3:45 Making Maple Syrup*
Theresa Baroun
Wisconsin Maple Syrup Producers

Learn how to tap a maple tree from start to finish, as well as bottling techniques and proper filtration.
4:00
4:15
4:30
4:45

5:00

5:15

5:30

5:45

6:00

Seminar and demonstration topics and times are subject to change. For updated seminar/demonstration information go to wigardenexpo.com.
Time Waubesa/Kegonsa
9:00

9:15 Native Bee and Managed Bee Pollinators*
Richard Schneider
Capital Bee Supply

Native bees and honeybees are a critical element of our food supply. Bees are of inestimable value as agents of cross-pollination, and many plants are entirely dependent on specific species of bees for their reproduction. Join us for an interesting and enlightening discussion about honeybees, native bees, their impact and their decline.
9:30
9:45
10:00
10:15

10:30 Hardscaping and Permeable Pavers*
Paul Ganshert
Ganshert Nursery & Landscapes

A hardscapes-related presentation that includes use of permeable pavers for driveways, etc. What are they? What do they do? Why are they good for us?
10:45
11:00
11:15
11:30

11:45 The Medicinal Side of Mushrooms*
Laura Kahles
Field and Forest Products

Whether grown or wild-foraged, certain mushrooms hold the power to heal. Discover which mushrooms can be used and where to find them or how to grow them. Also, learn the step-by-step processes of making delicious teas with garden herbs and flowers, and tinctures with your mushroom harvest.
12:00
12:15
12:30
12:45

1:00 Magnificent Monarchs
Gae Bergmann

This presentation is an overview of the iconic monarch butterflies, their amazing life cycle and how to raise them successfully.
1:15
1:30
1:45
2:00

2:15 Roses: Yes, You Can Grow Them!*
Yvonne Brault
Madison Rose Society

In this presentation, you will learn how to pick out roses for this climate. You will also learn how to plant and care for rose bushes, including fertilizing and keeping pests at bay. Organic methods will also be discussed.
2:30
2:45
3:00
3:15

3:30 The Cutting Edges of Sedges*
Phillip Stutz
Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Sedges are increasingly popular garden plants. These adaptable, grass-like plants offer gardeners design options for any garden situation. In this presentation, Stutz will talk about some of the best sedges and how they can be used in the garden.
3:45
4:00
4:15
4:30

4:45 Restoring Your Woodland to Health
Frank Hassler
Good Oak LLC

Would you like to restore your woodland so that it can be home to birds, butterflies, bees and wildflowers instead of buckthorn, garlic mustard and mosquitos? Frank Hassler will go through the steps necessary to restore sites ranging from wooded gardens to multi-acre tracts to a stable, healthy natural community.
5:00
5:15
5:30
5:45

6:00

Seminar and demonstration topics and times are subject to change. For updated seminar/demonstration information go to wigardenexpo.com.
Time Demo Stage A
9:00

9:15

9:30 Kokedama -- A Centuries Old Garden Art*
Josephine Fowler
Puddingstone

Watch, listen and learn about the technique and history of this centuries old Japanese art. Josie will demonstrate and construct two to three Kokedama, utilizing simple and easy to care for plants.
Also: Friday at 1:30 p.m. on Stage B and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on Stage A.
9:45
10:00
10:15

10:30 Floral Designs*
Lisa Larsen
Sunborn Gardens

Learn how to use various floral elements to create a lush garden-style centerpiece. Larsen will talk about how she uses local and interesting plant materials to elevate design and what she would use form her own garden during the summer. Also learn about the different shapes of flowers and the steps to take to make a successful design.
Also: Friday at 6:30 p.m. on Stage B.
10:45
11:00
11:15

11:30 Art Glass in the Garden
Denny Berkery
The Vinery

Learn how to add interesting accents to your garden using a variety of art glass accents including fused glass flowers and pop up stakes. Ideas showing how to use glass mosaics will also be demonstrated.
11:45
12:00
12:15

12:30 Florida Aquatic Nurseries*
Brandon McLane
Madison Area Aquatic Hobbyists

The vast majority of aquatic plants available in the USA are produced commercially in Florida. Brandon McLane will provide a glimpse into how these aquatic farms operate.
12:45
1:00
1:15

1:30 Cooking From The Garden With Starla
Starla Batzko
Starla's Seasonings & Mixes

Come discover some tasty new recipes to use your fruit and vegetable harvest. Watch as Starla teaches you to prepare an easy and helathy paella, homemade yogurt, fruit salsa with cinnamon chips and more! Come discover some tasty new recipes to use your fruit and vegetable harvest. Watch as Starla teaches you to prepare an easy and helathy paella, homemade yogurt, fruit salsa with cinnamon chips and more!
Also: Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on Stage A.
1:45
2:00
2:15

2:30 Demystifying Hydrangeas*
Tom Bergan
McKay Nursery

In this presentation you will learn the care, maintenance, including pruning and planting of the three types of hydrangeas; arborescens, macrophylla and paniculdta.
Also: Fri. at 4:30 p.m. on Stage A.
2:45
3:00
3:15

3:30 How to Properly Dig and Divide Peonies
Scott Parker
Wisconsin Peony Society

Learn when and how to properly dig and divide a peony, and how to choose and prepare a planting site. In addition, learn when and how to properly plant a peony division.
3:45
4:00
4:15

4:30 How to Grow Giant Pumpkins
John Barlow
Wisconsin Giant Pumpkin Growers

Learn about techniques that maximize the plants' potential. Also learn how to grow healthy plants and managing for tremendous fruit growth.
4:45
5:00
5:15

5:30

5:45

6:00

Seminar and demonstration topics and times are subject to change. For updated seminar/demonstration information go to wigardenexpo.com.
Time Demo Stage B
9:00

9:15

9:30 MycoRecycle: Transform Everyday Items Into Mushroom Gardens*
Laura Kahles
Field and Forest Products

Mushrooms don't just grow in the forests. These fascinating organisms can be planted in coffee cans, egg cartons, flower pots and more! They can also grow on materials we often throw out like paper, cardboard and coffee grounds. These smiple mushroom gardens make perfect projects for at home and at schools, and best of all, they are easy!
Also: Sun. at 2:30 p.m. on Stage B.
9:45
10:00
10:15

10:30 Snacks, Spreads and Sweet Tea: Making the Most Out of Preparing and Preservng Your Mushroom Harvest*
Mary Ellen Kozak
Field and Forest Products

Mushroom growers and wild mushroom hunters often have full baskets of mushrooms to prep in very short order. Learn how to harvest, store, clean, preserve, prepare, brew and tincture some of the most popuilar culinary and medicinal mushrooms you can grow.
Also: Friday 4:30 p.m. on Stage B.
10:45
11:00
11:15

11:30 Baking With Wisconsin Grown Ancient Grain Flours*
David Meuer, Meuer Farm LLC
Michael MacReady, MacReady Artisan Bread

In this demo, learn how Meuer Farm in Chilton, Wis. is growing and milling ancient grains. And then listen and learn from Door County's best artisan baker on how you can use these amazing flours at home.
Also: Sunday at 11:30 a.m. on Stage A.
11:45
12:00
12:15

12:30 Fondue for Two*
Inga Witscher
"Around the Farm Table"

Join Inga Witscher host of "Around the Farm Table" for a delicious demonstration of fondu for two. Just in time for Valentines Day, learn about the history behind this cheesy classic and get inspired to make fondu for your valentine.
12:45
1:00
1:15

1:30 From the Garden: Fermenting Vegetables*
Linda Conroy
Moonwise Herbs

Learn how to transform vegetables into delicious kraut and pickles.
Also: Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on Stage B.
1:45
2:00
2:15

2:30 Setting up a Straw Bale Garden to Ensure Success*
Joel Karsten
Straw Bale Gardens

Learn the specific details for setting up a new succesful straw bale garden. Joel will show a simple watering technique and also how to completely eliminate weeding in your straw bale garden.See how to properly set up a trellis to support production and make harvesting easy. A properly set up straw bale garden requires little efflort and maintenance for the remainder of the season. Learn why so many communities, schools and company gardens are turning to the straw bale garden method instead of traditional gardening.
Also: Fri. at 3:30 p.m. on Stage B and Sun. at 1:30 p.m. on Stage B.
2:45
3:00
3:15

3:30 What is That Beekeeper Up to Now?*
Richard Schneider
Capital Bee Supply

Follow a beekeeper through a typical summer season honeybee hive inspection. Learn about the tools of the trade, how to approach a hive, how to properly open a hive, and what to look for during a colony inspection.
Also: Fri. 12:30 p.m. on Stage A.
3:45
4:00
4:15

4:30 Oilstick Gourd Vases/Bowls*
Deb Ready
Wisconsin Gourd Society

This demonstration will cover everything needed to create a gourd bowl or vase using special oilsticks as the medium. Also: Fri. at 2:30 p.m. on Stage A.
4:45
5:00
5:15

5:30

5:45

6:00

Seminar and demonstration topics and times are subject to change. For updated seminar/demonstration information go to wigardenexpo.com.

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