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Fondy Food Center
Denise Chapin
Jim & Mary Competti

JENNIFER CASEY AND STEPHEN PETRO, FONDY FOOD CENTER
Saturday 10:45 a.m. in Mendota 3 and 12:30 p.m. on Demo Stage B

Jennifer Casey is the Executive Director and Stephen Petro is the Chief Operating Officer and Farm Director of Fondy Food Center, which aims to build better food systems to improve food security and food justice in the Milwaukee community. Jennifer and Stephen will discuss Fondy Food Center’s initiatives and provide a demonstration on year-round local eating.

DENISE CHAPIN, VETERANS AGRICULTURAL TRAINING PROGRAM
Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in Mendota 6-7
Sunday at 11:30 a.m. in Waubesa/Kegonsa

Denise Chapin from the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison is leading efforts to create a new training program for veterans interested in working in agriculture or food systems. The program is designed around a whole health model of care and aims to support veterans entering or re-entering the workforce by partnering with community organizations. All are welcome to learn more about this new initiative and how to get involved.

JIM AND MARY COMPETTI, OLD WORLD GARDEN FARMS
Friday 1:30 p.m. in Mendota and 4 p.m. in Mendota 1-2
Saturday 10:45 a.m. in Mendota 4 and 2:15 p.m. in Mendota 8
Sunday 11:30 a.m. in Mendota 3 and 2:15 p.m. in Mendota 6-7

Jim and Mary Competti live on a three-acre farm in Ohio and write the popular DIY blog Old World Garden Farms. Jim and Mary’s latest book, Raised Row Gardening, details the easiest and most affordable way to grow vegetables. They’ll present the raised row method and share their story in creating Old World Garden Farms.

Tim McCollow
Melinda Myers
Deneine C. Powell

TIM MCCOLLOW, HOME GR/OWN INITIATIVE
Friday 4 p.m. in Mendota 8

Tim McCollow is the Executive Director of Milwaukee’s HOME GR/OWN initiative, which aims to repurpose vacant lots in challenged neighborhoods and commercial corridors into new uses with an emphasis on local food production, green infrastructure, placemaking, green job creation and economic development. Since 2014, HOME GR/OWN has created more than 30 unique green spaces across Milwaukee’s North Side. Tim will share the innovative urban project’s goals, strategies and results.

MELINDA MYERS
Friday 2:45 p.m. in Mendota 1-2
Saturday 11:45 a.m. in Mendota 1-2
Sunday 12:45 a.m. in Mendota 1-2

Nationally known gardening expert, TV and radio host, author and columnist Melinda Myers will offer a special presentation on Hydrangeas and unique ways to use containers in the garden. Melinda’s presentations are made possible with support from American Transmission Company/Grow Smart and Diggers Hotline.

DENEINE C. POWELL, GROUNDWORK MILWAUKEE
Sunday 12:45 p.m. in Mendota 8

Deneine Powell is the Executive Director of Groundwork Milwaukee, an organization that creates and manages community garden systems and provides at-risk youth with employment and job training to promote environmental, economic and social well-being. Deneine will discuss Groundwork’s unique green infrastructure projects, skill-building programs and community-based partnerships.

Erin Schanen
Dan Small
Amy Stross

ERIN SCHANEN, THE IMPATIENT GARDENER
Friday 12:15 p.m. in Mendota 1-2
Saturday 3:30 p.m. in Mendota 1-2

Erin Schanen writes the DIY blog The Impatient Gardener, where she shares her triumphs and tribulations as well as education and inspiration for everyday gardeners. The Impatient Gardener has been featured on Houzz and in Birds and Blooms magazine, and was named one of the top gardening blogs by Lawn Starter. Erin’s gardening journey has taken her from growing in containers in an apartment to today where she gardens on nearly an acre of land growing everything from edibles to flowers and anything in between. Erin will present about new plants and strategies for home gardeners of all levels.

DAN SMALL, OUTDOOR WISCONSIN
Friday 5:15 p.m. in Mendota 1-2
Saturday 1 p.m. in Mendota 1-2
Sunday 11:30 a.m. in Mendota 1-2

Dan Small is the longtime host and producer of Milwaukee PBS' Outdoor Wisconsin. Dan and his wife, Shivani, are homesteaders in Viroqua, where they live entirely off their own homegrown food sources. The lifestyle is not without its challenges, yet is driven by their love of the land they cultivate. Dan will talk about localizing sustainable agriculture and growing your own food.

AMY STROSS, TENTH ACRE FARM
Saturday 10:30 a.m. in Mendota 1-2 and 1 p.m. in Mendota 8

Amy Stross has a background in home-scale food production and is an avid permaculture gardener, writer, educator and author of The Suburban Micro-Farm. On her website, Tenth Acre Farm, Amy shares her experiences developing her property into a micro-farm, as well as easy lessons in permaculture design to help grow food efficiently with ecological integrity. Amy will discuss strategies for successfully growing herbs in the vegetable garden and turning your backyard orchard into a permaculture food forest.

Joseph Tychonievich
Venice Williams
Inga Witscher

JOSEPH TYCHONIEVICH, GREENSPARROW GARDENS
Saturday 9:15 a.m. in Mendota 1-2, noon in Mendota 4 and 3:30 p.m. in Mendota 8
Sunday 10:15 a.m. in Mendota 1-2, 11:45 a.m. in Mendota 4 and 2 p.m. in Mendota 1-2

A lifelong gardener and lover of plants, Joseph has worked at specialty rare plant nurseries in the U.S. and Japan, has been a repeated guest on public radio's The Splendid Table, and was named by Organic Gardening Magazine as one of "six young horticulturists who are helping to shape how America gardens." Joseph is the author of Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener, The Complete Guide to Gardeners, and Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style. Joseph will present on a variety of topics including: air plants, succulents, and growing food from your patio.

VENICE WILLIAMS, ALICE’S GARDEN
Saturday noon in Mendota 6-7 and 3:45 p.m. in Mendota 4

Venice Williams is the Executive Director of Alice’s Garden, a two-acre, urban community garden in Milwaukee’s Lindsay Heights Neighborhood. The garden offers a space for people to learn how to grow and cook their own healthy organic food and provides necessary green space in an urban community. Alice’s Garden has created jobs for young people, fresh food for the surrounding neighborhood and a greater understanding across cultures about the ways in which food production and preparation shape people and society. Venice will present the story of Alice’s Garden, as well as her top 10 herb picks for every garden.

INGA WITSCHER, AROUND THE FARM TABLE
Friday 4-6 p.m. WPT booth
Saturday 10:30 a.m. on Stage A; 11 a.m.-noon WPT booth

Inga Witscher, host of Wisconsin Public Television’s Around the Farm Table, will greet visitors at the WPT booth Friday and Saturday. She’ll also host a cooking demonstration on how to make homemade pavlova.

Photo Competition
Aquascaping
Farmers' Market

NEW! PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION EXHIBIT
All day Friday through Sunday in the Exhibition Hall
Viewers’ Choice Award announced Saturday 4 p.m.

The inaugural Garden & Landscape Expo photography competition exhibit brings a new form of art, imagery and perspective to the show. Amateur photographers will demonstrate their skills in this juried, five-category competition exhibit. Vote for your favorite for the Viewers’ Choice Award.

AQUASCAPING COMPETITION
All day Friday and Saturday in the Exhibition Hall
Award presentation Sunday 10:30 a.m.

Aquascaping is the craft of creating an artful underwater landscape. During the Great Lakes Aquascaping Championships, hosted by Madison Area Aquatic Hobbyists, contestants will create an aquarium display on site at Garden & Landscape Expo. Watch participants build their displays Friday and Saturday. Then, check out the awards presentation Sunday.

FARMERS’ MARKET
All day Sunday in the Atrium

Back by popular demand, the Farmers’ Market will return to Garden & Landscape Expo on Sunday. Visit nearly two dozen local vendors to stock up on pickles, preserves, artisan cheeses, hot sauces, honey and more.

Fondy Food Center
Denise Chapin

JENNIFER CASEY AND STEPHEN PETRO, FONDY FOOD CENTER
Saturday 10:45 a.m. in Mendota 3 and 12:30 p.m. on Demo Stage B

Jennifer Casey is the Executive Director and Stephen Petro is the Chief Operating Officer and Farm Director of Fondy Food Center, which aims to build better food systems to improve food security and food justice in the Milwaukee community. Jennifer and Stephen will discuss Fondy Food Center’s initiatives and provide a demonstration on year-round local eating.

DENISE CHAPIN, VETERANS AGRICULTURAL TRAINING PROGRAM
Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in Mendota 6-7
Sunday at 11:30 a.m. in Waubesa/Kegonsa

Denise Chapin from the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison is leading efforts to create a new training program for veterans interested in working in agriculture or food systems. The program is designed around a whole health model of care and aims to support veterans entering or re-entering the workforce by partnering with community organizations. All are welcome to learn more about this new initiative and how to get involved.

Jim & Mary Competti
Tim McCollow

JIM AND MARY COMPETTI, OLD WORLD GARDEN FARMS
Friday 1:30 p.m. in Mendota and 4 p.m. in Mendota 1-2
Saturday 10:45 a.m. in Mendota 4 and 2:15 p.m. in Mendota 8
Sunday 11:30 a.m. in Mendota 3 and 2:15 p.m. in Mendota 6-7

Jim and Mary Competti live on a three-acre farm in Ohio and write the popular DIY blog Old World Garden Farms. Jim and Mary’s latest book, Raised Row Gardening, details the easiest and most affordable way to grow vegetables. They’ll present the raised row method and share their story in creating Old World Garden Farms.

TIM MCCOLLOW, HOME GR/OWN INITIATIVE
Friday 4 p.m. in Mendota 8

Tim McCollow is the Executive Director of Milwaukee’s HOME GR/OWN initiative, which aims to repurpose vacant lots in challenged neighborhoods and commercial corridors into new uses with an emphasis on local food production, green infrastructure, placemaking, green job creation and economic development. Since 2014, HOME GR/OWN has created more than 30 unique green spaces across Milwaukee’s North Side. Tim will share the innovative urban project’s goals, strategies and results.

Melinda Myers
Deneine C. Powell

MELINDA MYERS
Friday 2:45 p.m. in Mendota 1-2
Saturday 11:45 a.m. in Mendota 1-2
Sunday 12:45 a.m. in Mendota 1-2

Nationally known gardening expert, TV and radio host, author and columnist Melinda Myers will offer a special presentation on Hydrangeas and unique ways to use containers in the garden. Melinda’s presentations are made possible with support from American Transmission Company/Grow Smart and Diggers Hotline.

DENEINE C. POWELL, GROUNDWORK MILWAUKEE
Sunday 12:45 p.m. in Mendota 8

Deneine Powell is the Executive Director of Groundwork Milwaukee, an organization that creates and manages community garden systems and provides at-risk youth with employment and job training to promote environmental, economic and social well-being. Deneine will discuss Groundwork’s unique green infrastructure projects, skill-building programs and community-based partnerships.

Erin Schanen
Dan Small

ERIN SCHANEN, THE IMPATIENT GARDENER
Friday 12:15 p.m. in Mendota 1-2
Saturday 3:30 p.m. in Mendota 1-2

Erin Schanen writes the DIY blog The Impatient Gardener, where she shares her triumphs and tribulations as well as education and inspiration for everyday gardeners. The Impatient Gardener has been featured on Houzz and in Birds and Blooms magazine, and was named one of the top gardening blogs by Lawn Starter. Erin’s gardening journey has taken her from growing in containers in an apartment to today where she gardens on nearly an acre of land growing everything from edibles to flowers and anything in between. Erin will present about new plants and strategies for home gardeners of all levels.

DAN SMALL, OUTDOOR WISCONSIN
Friday 5:15 p.m. in Mendota 1-2
Saturday 1 p.m. in Mendota 1-2
Sunday 11:30 a.m. in Mendota 1-2

Dan Small is the longtime host and producer of Milwaukee PBS' Outdoor Wisconsin. Dan and his wife, Shivani, are homesteaders in Viroqua, where they live entirely off their own homegrown food sources. The lifestyle is not without its challenges, yet is driven by their love of the land they cultivate. Dan will talk about localizing sustainable agriculture and growing your own food.

Amy Stross
Joseph Tychonievich

AMY STROSS, TENTH ACRE FARM
Saturday 10:30 a.m. in Mendota 1-2 and 1 p.m. in Mendota 8

Amy Stross has a background in home-scale food production and is an avid permaculture gardener, writer, educator and author of The Suburban Micro-Farm. On her website, Tenth Acre Farm, Amy shares her experiences developing her property into a micro-farm, as well as easy lessons in permaculture design to help grow food efficiently with ecological integrity. Amy will discuss strategies for successfully growing herbs in the vegetable garden and turning your backyard orchard into a permaculture food forest.

JOSEPH TYCHONIEVICH, GREENSPARROW GARDENS
Saturday 9:15 a.m. in Mendota 1-2, noon in Mendota 4 and 3:30 p.m. in Mendota 8
Sunday 10:15 a.m. in Mendota 1-2, 11:45 a.m. in Mendota 4 and 2 p.m. in Mendota 1-2

A lifelong gardener and lover of plants, Joseph has worked at specialty rare plant nurseries in the U.S. and Japan, has been a repeated guest on public radio's The Splendid Table, and was named by Organic Gardening Magazine as one of "six young horticulturists who are helping to shape how America gardens." Joseph is the author of Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener, The Complete Guide to Gardeners, and Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style. Joseph will present on a variety of topics including: air plants, succulents, and growing food from your patio.

Venice Williams
Inga Witscher

VENICE WILLIAMS, ALICE’S GARDEN
Saturday noon in Mendota 6-7 and 3:45 p.m. in Mendota 4

Venice Williams is the Executive Director of Alice’s Garden, a two-acre, urban community garden in Milwaukee’s Lindsay Heights Neighborhood. The garden offers a space for people to learn how to grow and cook their own healthy organic food and provides necessary green space in an urban community. Alice’s Garden has created jobs for young people, fresh food for the surrounding neighborhood and a greater understanding across cultures about the ways in which food production and preparation shape people and society. Venice will present the story of Alice’s Garden, as well as her top 10 herb picks for every garden.

INGA WITSCHER, AROUND THE FARM TABLE
Friday 4-6 p.m. WPT booth
Saturday 10:30 a.m. on Stage A; 11 a.m.-noon WPT booth

Inga Witscher, host of Wisconsin Public Television’s Around the Farm Table, will greet visitors at the WPT booth Friday and Saturday. She’ll also host a cooking demonstration on how to make homemade pavlova.

Photo Competition
Aquascaping

NEW! PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION EXHIBIT
All day Friday through Sunday in the Exhibition Hall
Viewers’ Choice Award announced Saturday 4 p.m.

The inaugural Garden & Landscape Expo photography competition exhibit brings a new form of art, imagery and perspective to the show. Amateur photographers will demonstrate their skills in this juried, five-category competition exhibit. Vote for your favorite for the Viewers’ Choice Award.

AQUASCAPING COMPETITION
All day Friday and Saturday in the Exhibition Hall
Award presentation Sunday 10:30 a.m.

Aquascaping is the craft of creating an artful underwater landscape. During the Great Lakes Aquascaping Championships, hosted by Madison Area Aquatic Hobbyists, contestants will create an aquarium display on site at Garden & Landscape Expo. Watch participants build their displays Friday and Saturday. Then, check out the awards presentation Sunday.

Farmers' Market

FARMERS’ MARKET
All day Sunday in the Atrium

Back by popular demand, the Farmers’ Market will return to Garden & Landscape Expo on Sunday. Visit nearly two dozen local vendors to stock up on pickles, preserves, artisan cheeses, hot sauces, honey and more.

Fondy Food Center

JENNIFER CASEY AND STEPHEN PETRO, FONDY FOOD CENTER
Saturday 10:45 a.m. in Mendota 3 and 12:30 p.m. on Demo Stage B

Jennifer Casey is the Executive Director and Stephen Petro is the Chief Operating Officer and Farm Director of Fondy Food Center, which aims to build better food systems to improve food security and food justice in the Milwaukee community. Jennifer and Stephen will discuss Fondy Food Center’s initiatives and provide a demonstration on year-round local eating.

Denise Chapin

DENISE CHAPIN, VETERANS AGRICULTURAL TRAINING PROGRAM
Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in Mendota 6-7
Sunday at 11:30 a.m. in Waubesa/Kegonsa

Denise Chapin from the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison is leading efforts to create a new training program for veterans interested in working in agriculture or food systems. The program is designed around a whole health model of care and aims to support veterans entering or re-entering the workforce by partnering with community organizations. All are welcome to learn more about this new initiative and how to get involved.

Jim & Mary Competti

JIM AND MARY COMPETTI, OLD WORLD GARDEN FARMS
Friday 1:30 p.m. in Mendota and 4 p.m. in Mendota 1-2
Saturday 10:45 a.m. in Mendota 4 and 2:15 p.m. in Mendota 8
Sunday 11:30 a.m. in Mendota 3 and 2:15 p.m. in Mendota 6-7

Jim and Mary Competti live on a three-acre farm in Ohio and write the popular DIY blog Old World Garden Farms. Jim and Mary’s latest book, Raised Row Gardening, details the easiest and most affordable way to grow vegetables. They’ll present the raised row method and share their story in creating Old World Garden Farms.

Tim McCollow

TIM MCCOLLOW, HOME GR/OWN INITIATIVE
Friday 4 p.m. in Mendota 8

Tim McCollow is the Executive Director of Milwaukee’s HOME GR/OWN initiative, which aims to repurpose vacant lots in challenged neighborhoods and commercial corridors into new uses with an emphasis on local food production, green infrastructure, placemaking, green job creation and economic development. Since 2014, HOME GR/OWN has created more than 30 unique green spaces across Milwaukee’s North Side. Tim will share the innovative urban project’s goals, strategies and results.

Melinda Myers

MELINDA MYERS
Friday 2:45 p.m. in Mendota 1-2
Saturday 11:45 a.m. in Mendota 1-2
Sunday 12:45 a.m. in Mendota 1-2

Nationally known gardening expert, TV and radio host, author and columnist Melinda Myers will offer a special presentation on Hydrangeas and unique ways to use containers in the garden. Melinda’s presentations are made possible with support from American Transmission Company/Grow Smart and Diggers Hotline.

Deneine C. Powell

DENEINE C. POWELL, GROUNDWORK MILWAUKEE
Sunday 12:45 p.m. in Mendota 8

Deneine Powell is the Executive Director of Groundwork Milwaukee, an organization that creates and manages community garden systems and provides at-risk youth with employment and job training to promote environmental, economic and social well-being. Deneine will discuss Groundwork’s unique green infrastructure projects, skill-building programs and community-based partnerships.

Erin Schanen

ERIN SCHANEN, THE IMPATIENT GARDENER
Friday 12:15 p.m. in Mendota 1-2
Saturday 3:30 p.m. in Mendota 1-2

Erin Schanen writes the DIY blog The Impatient Gardener, where she shares her triumphs and tribulations as well as education and inspiration for everyday gardeners. The Impatient Gardener has been featured on Houzz and in Birds and Blooms magazine, and was named one of the top gardening blogs by Lawn Starter. Erin’s gardening journey has taken her from growing in containers in an apartment to today where she gardens on nearly an acre of land growing everything from edibles to flowers and anything in between. Erin will present about new plants and strategies for home gardeners of all levels.

Dan Small

DAN SMALL, OUTDOOR WISCONSIN
Friday 5:15 p.m. in Mendota 1-2
Saturday 1 p.m. in Mendota 1-2
Sunday 11:30 a.m. in Mendota 1-2

Dan Small is the longtime host and producer of Milwaukee PBS' Outdoor Wisconsin. Dan and his wife, Shivani, are homesteaders in Viroqua, where they live entirely off their own homegrown food sources. The lifestyle is not without its challenges, yet is driven by their love of the land they cultivate. Dan will talk about localizing sustainable agriculture and growing your own food.

Amy Stross

AMY STROSS, TENTH ACRE FARM
Saturday 10:30 a.m. in Mendota 1-2 and 1 p.m. in Mendota 8

Amy Stross has a background in home-scale food production and is an avid permaculture gardener, writer, educator and author of The Suburban Micro-Farm. On her website, Tenth Acre Farm, Amy shares her experiences developing her property into a micro-farm, as well as easy lessons in permaculture design to help grow food efficiently with ecological integrity. Amy will discuss strategies for successfully growing herbs in the vegetable garden and turning your backyard orchard into a permaculture food forest.

Joseph Tychonievich

JOSEPH TYCHONIEVICH, GREENSPARROW GARDENS
Saturday 9:15 a.m. in Mendota 1-2, noon in Mendota 4 and 3:30 p.m. in Mendota 8
Sunday 10:15 a.m. in Mendota 1-2, 11:45 a.m. in Mendota 4 and 2 p.m. in Mendota 1-2

A lifelong gardener and lover of plants, Joseph has worked at specialty rare plant nurseries in the U.S. and Japan, has been a repeated guest on public radio's The Splendid Table, and was named by Organic Gardening Magazine as one of "six young horticulturists who are helping to shape how America gardens." Joseph is the author of Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener, The Complete Guide to Gardeners, and Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style. Joseph will present on a variety of topics including: air plants, succulents, and growing food from your patio.

Venice Williams

VENICE WILLIAMS, ALICE’S GARDEN
Saturday noon in Mendota 6-7 and 3:45 p.m. in Mendota 4

Venice Williams is the Executive Director of Alice’s Garden, a two-acre, urban community garden in Milwaukee’s Lindsay Heights Neighborhood. The garden offers a space for people to learn how to grow and cook their own healthy organic food and provides necessary green space in an urban community. Alice’s Garden has created jobs for young people, fresh food for the surrounding neighborhood and a greater understanding across cultures about the ways in which food production and preparation shape people and society. Venice will present the story of Alice’s Garden, as well as her top 10 herb picks for every garden.

Inga Witscher

INGA WITSCHER, AROUND THE FARM TABLE
Friday 4-6 p.m. WPT booth
Saturday 10:30 a.m. on Stage A; 11 a.m.-noon WPT booth

Inga Witscher, host of Wisconsin Public Television’s Around the Farm Table, will greet visitors at the WPT booth Friday and Saturday. She’ll also host a cooking demonstration on how to make homemade pavlova.

Photo Competition

NEW! PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION EXHIBIT
All day Friday through Sunday in the Exhibition Hall
Viewers’ Choice Award announced Saturday 4 p.m.

The inaugural Garden & Landscape Expo photography competition exhibit brings a new form of art, imagery and perspective to the show. Amateur photographers will demonstrate their skills in this juried, five-category competition exhibit. Vote for your favorite for the Viewers’ Choice Award.

Aquascaping

NEW! PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION EXHIBIT
All day Friday through Sunday in the Exhibition Hall
Viewers’ Choice Award announced Saturday 4 p.m.

The inaugural Garden & Landscape Expo photography competition exhibit brings a new form of art, imagery and perspective to the show. Amateur photographers will demonstrate their skills in this juried, five-category competition exhibit. Vote for your favorite for the Viewers’ Choice Award.

Farmers' Market

FARMERS’ MARKET
All day Sunday in the Atrium

Back by popular demand, the Farmers’ Market will return to Garden & Landscape Expo on Sunday. Visit nearly two dozen local vendors to stock up on pickles, preserves, artisan cheeses, hot sauces, honey and more.

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