Blue Ribbon Vegetable Gardening Speaking Schedule

Speaker Email - Badge 2016 It’s February and that means the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle is just around the corner!

I’m excited to kick off this gardening season with two programs at the show followed by signings of my brand new book, Blue Ribbon Vegetable Gardening:

Thursday, February 18, 5:30 p.m. in the Hood Room

Blue Ribbon Vegetable Gardening

Have you ever marveled at mammoth pumpkins, giant cabbages and enormous onions at your state fair? This seminar teaches the tricks for growing the biggest, tastiest and best-looking vegetables for miles around. Whether you want to win ribbons, impress your friends or simply improve your vegetable growing efforts, this session is for you!

Friday, February 19, 3:15 p.m. DIY Demonstration Stage

A Dirty Dozen for Gardening on the Cheap

In this fast-paced gardening demonstration you’ll learn a dozen different ways to garden on the cheap — indoors and out. In quick succession you’ll discover how to grow garlic greens, deal organically with insect pests, make a portable potting bench, grow the most nutritionally dense food in a jar, mix up your own potting soil, grow a carrot centerpiece, test last season’s vegetable seeds, stock up on free fertilizers and more. You’ll leave this session armed with a year’s worth of money-saving gardening tips!

If you’re in the neighborhood, I hope you’ll stop by.

Upcoming stops on the Blue Ribbon Vegetable Gardening speaking tour include:

March 7, The Colorado Federation of Garden Clubs, Denver, Colo.

March 17, The San Francisco Flower and Garden Show, San Francisco, Calif.

March 19, The Western Landscape Symposium, Pueblo, Colo.

April 9, The Natrona County Master Gardener’s Spring Conference, Casper, Wyo.

April 23, Tomato-Palooza at Tagawa Gardens, Parker, Colo.

April 24, Echter’s Nursery and Green House Annual Open House, Arvada, Colo.

May 13, Broadmoor Garden Club, Colorado Springs, Colo.

May 14, The Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver Colo.

…and more to come this summer!

If you need more information on any of these dates — or you’d like to schedule a Blue Ribbon Presentation, please get in touch.


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My garden is a three on a scale of 1 to 10 – I need help and I’m sure you have the information I need – I live across Puget Sound from Seattle and look forward to information through email or lecture – eric

Hi Eric:

Thanks for getting in touch–I was in Seattle earlier this year at the Northwest Flower and Garden show. Attending the show in 2017 may be something you’d like to do because there are dozens of seminars that may help you with your garden. Another great resource for you is the Washington State Extension program, especially the master gardeners. Here’s a link to the page that has tons of gardening info in your region:

If you have specific questions, let me know. I’m always happy to try to answer them or point you to another resource.


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