3 Days - 60 Seminars!
Sustainable Homes, Gardens & Living  

January 23-25, 2015 ~ Fairgrounds in Eugene
 
It's smart & stylish! Over 68 Seminars in 3 Days!
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2015 Stage Locations:
Cascade Stage  ~  Room 4 West - off South Lobby
Cedars Stage ~  Room 4 East - off South Hall
Good Earth Main Stage ~ South Hall – Near Truck Doors in Rear of Hall
Duckling Stage ~ Out the North Hall – Northern Most Wall ~ Room 2
McKenzie Stage ~ Room 1 East - off North Lobby & Down Hallway
WillametteStage ~ Room 1 West - off North Lobby
 
2015 Seminars, Workshops & Book Signings!
 
Friday, January 23rd: 
5:30 pm- Cascades Stage
3 Methods of Composting:  Hot, Cold & Worm
by OSU Master Gardeners
 
6:00 pm- Cedars Stage
Reinventing Your Home- Whole House Remodeling
by Jeff Emmett, Neil Kelly Design/Build Remodeling
 
6:00 pm- Duck Store Exhibit
Book Signing - Blackberries in July:  A Forager's Field Guide to Inner Peace
Meet Author Tom Titus
 
6:00 pm- Duck Store Exhibit
Book Signing - Wild Within: How Rescuing Owls Inspired a Family
by Meet Author Melissa Hart
 
6:00 pm- Main Stage
Quick & Easy Winter Gardening to Grow More Summer Produce
by John Fischer, "The Relaxed Gardener"
 
6:30 pm- Cascades Stage
Inviting Birds to Your Backyard: The Value of Citizen Science
by Dick Lamster, Lane County Audubon Society
 
7:00 pm- Cedars Stage
Identifying Water Intrusion Channels in Basements & Crawl Spaces
by John's Waterproofing
 
7:00 pm- Main Stage
REX Project - 1st Home Built Without a Dumpster!
Selecting Sustainable Building Materials - Costs to What's Obtainable
by Shannon Quimby, National Salvage Design Expert & HGTV Alumni
Book Signing to follow talk:
Salvage Secrets Desgin & Décor:  Transform Your Home with Reclaimed Materials
 
7:30 pm- Cascades Stage
Tree Hive Bees
by Lynn A. Royce, PhD, TreeHiveBees.org
 
Saturday, January 24th
10:30 am- Willamette Stage
Starting, Growing & Harvesting THE BEST Tomatoes - Even with Cool Weather!
by Carol Deppe, Ph.D. & Author of The Tao of Vegetable Gardening
Book Signing & Seed Sale to Follow Talk
 
11:00 am- Cascades Stage
Blueberry School!  Blueberries: Perfect for Every Season, Every Garden.  Win PRIZES!
by Chris MacLaggan, Nursery Sales Manager, Fall Creek Farm & Nursery
 
11:00 am- Cedars Stage
End of Life Matters - Natural Burial & Home Funerals
by Cynthia Beal, Natural Burial Company
 
11:00 am- Duckling Stage
Making Stepping Stones - Nature Crafting for Kids (adults must accompany kids)
by Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art & UO Duck Store
 
11:30 am- Main Stage
Salvage Wood Design & Décor - Tour Interior Design Projects Made From Scrap Wood!  Win PRIZES!
by Shannon Quimby, National Salvage Design Expert & HGTV Alumni
Book Signing to follow talk:
Salvage Secrets Desgin & Décor:  Transform Your Home with Reclaimed Materials
 
11:30 am- Willamette Stage
Flint and Flour Corn Varieties: Growing to Using!
by Carol Deppe, Ph.D. & Author of The Tao of Vegetable Gardening
Book Signing & Seed Sale to Follow Talk
 
12:00 pm- Cascades Stage
Planning Ahead for your Green Remodel or New Home
by Steve Gab & Alec Dakers, Rainbow Valley Design & Construction
 
12:00 pm- Cedars Stage
Bugs in Your Soil - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
by David Nystrom, Way To Gro
 
12:30 pm- Willamette Stage
Growing, Harvesting, Curing, and Using Winter Squash & Pumpkins
by Carol Deppe, Ph.D. & Author of The Tao of Vegetable Gardening
Book Signing & Seed Sale to Follow Talk
 
1:00 pm- Cedars Stage
The Basics of Urban Beekeeping
by Bill Bezuk, The Eugene Backyard Farmer
 
1:00 pm- Duck Store Exhibit
Book Signing - Real Gardens Grow Natives
by Meet Author Eileen Stark
 
1:00 pm- Duckling Stage
Make a Terrarium from Recycled Materials - Kids Crafting!  (adults must accompany kids)
by Maiya Becker, MECCA
 
1:00 pm- Main Stage
Drip Irrigation Made Easy - Do It Yourself
by John Fischer, "The Relaxed Gardener"
 
1:30 pm- Cascades Stage
Go Green - Save Money With Solar
by Justin Daily, Advanced Energy Systems
 
1:30 pm- Willamette Stage
Gardening in an Era of Wild Weather & Climate Change
by Carol Deppe, Ph.D. & Author of The Tao of Vegetable Gardening
Book Signing & Seed Sale to Follow Talk
 
2:00 pm- Cedars Stage
Do It Yourself Ductless Heat Pump Installations
by Rick Gregg, Ductless Application Specialist - The Heat Pump Store
 
2:00 pm- McKenzie Stage
Self Breema Class - The Art of Being Present  (prompt arrival for meditation)
by Northwest Breema Instructors - Breema Bodywork
 
2:30 pm- Cascades Stage
Fruit Growing Basics - Tools, Techniques & The Best Varieties for NW Gardens!
by Jim Gilbert, "The Kiwi King" One Green World
 
2:30 pm- Main Stage
Building Resilience to Climate Change: Making Lane County a Safe Haven
by Bob Doppelt, Executive Director - The Resource Innovation Group
 
2:30 pm- Willamette Stage
The NEW Eat-All Greens Garden - Raise all the Greens a Family Needs in a Tiny Garden!
by Carol Deppe, Ph.D. & Author of The Tao of Vegetable Gardening
Book Signing & Seed Sale to Follow Talk
 
3:00 pm- Cedars Stage
Inspiring Kitchen Remodels
by Matt White, Neil Kelly Design/Build Remodeling
 
3:00 pm- Duck Store Exhibit
Book Signing - Real Gardens Grow Natives
Meet Author Eileen Stark
 
3:30 pm- Cascades Stage
What’s Wrong with My Plant?  Plant Diagnostics
by OSU Master Gardeners
 
4:00 pm- Cedars Stage
5 Steps to Energy Efficiency in Your Home
by Gene O'Brien, Neil Kelly Home Performance
 
4:00 pm- Main Stage
Repurpose DIY Design & Décor - Insider Secrets for Stunning Interiors on a Budget.
Win PRIZES!
by Shannon Quimby, National Salvage Design Expert & HGTV Alumni
Book Signing to follow talk:
Salvage Secrets Desgin & Décor:  Transform Your Home with Reclaimed Materials
 
4:00 pm- Willamette Stage
12 Easy Steps to a Sustainable Landscape
by OSU Master Gardeners
 
4:30 pm- Cascades Stage
Real Energy Savings:  Put Passive House Design to Work for You
by Jan Fillinger, AIA LEED AP. Studio-E Architecture
& Win Swafford, Ecobuilding Collaborative of OR
 
5:00 pm- Cedars Stage
Beauty & the Bee: Planting a Pollinator-Friendly Garden
by Lisa Arkin, Beyond Toxics
 
5:00 pm- Duck Store Exhibit
Book Signing - Brew it Yourself
Meet Author Erik Spellmeyer
 
5:00 pm- Willamette Stage
Bikenomics: The Equity Case for Bicycling
by Elly Blue, Author of Everyday Bicycling & Bikenomics
Book Signing to Follow Talk at Duck Store Exhibit
 
5:30 pm- Cascades Stage
Kitchen Remodels on a Budget - How it all Works, Incorporating Green.
$100 Goodie Bag ~ 20 Winners
by Ericka Arowcavage, Signature Kitchen & Design
 
5:30 pm- Main Stage
STUMP THE CHUMPS!  Bring Your Pruning & Fruit Tree Questions! 
Win Chump Change & PRIZES!
Panel of Good Earth Chumps:
John Fischer, Lowell Cordas, Nathaniel Sperry, Alby Thoumsin, Holde Fink & Jim Gilbert
 
6:00 pm- Cedars Stage
General Pruning: Tree Fruits, Grapes & Roses
by OSU Master Gardeners
 
6:00 pm- Willamette Stage
Brew It Yourself: Getting Started in Home Brewing
by Erik Spellmeyer, Author of Brew it Yourself
 
6:30 pm- Cascades Stage
Alpaca's 101 - Raising, Breeding & Alpaca Sustainability
by Pure Vida & Applegate Hills Alpacas
Sunday, January 20th:

Sunday, January 20th:

10:30 a.m.     “General Pruning & Tool Care”

Cascade Stage;  by OSU Master Gardener, Pruning Specialist

 

11:00 a.m.     “Growing Community:  How to Grow Food & Build Community”

Cedars Stage;  by Aleta Miller, ECOS - Environmental Center of Sustainability

 

11:00 a.m.     “Grow Your Medicine - Herbs at Home”

Green Neighbors;  by Rene Minz, MD, ND, Green Neighbors Action Team

 

11:30 a.m.     “Best Trees for the Yard”

Cascade Stage;  by Alby Thoumsin, Certified Arborist, Sperry Tree Care

 

11:30 a.m.     “Salvage Junk Yard into DIY Garden Design & Décor”

Good Earth Main Stage;  by Shannon Quimby, National Salvage Design Expert, Author & HGTV Alumni, Book Signing to Follow Talk

 

12:00 p.m.     “Smart Remodeling:  Small Changes with Big Impact”

Cedars Stage;  by Alec Dakers, Rainbow Valley Design & Construction

 

12:00 p.m.     “Bees & Pollinators - Creating a Bee Friendly Yard & Neighborhood”

Green Neighbors;  by Jen & Doug Hornaday, Green Neighbors Action Team

 

12:30 p.m.     “Growing Exotic & Unique Fruits in Oregon. Growing Kiwis, Figs, Olives, Honeyberries, Sea Berries, Goji Berries & Delicious Varieties!”

Cascade Stage;  by Jim Gilbert, "The Kiwi King", One Green World

 

1:00 p.m.     “Go Green Save Money with Solar”

Cedars Stage;  by Justin Daily, Advanced Energy Systems

 

1:00 p.m.     “Edible Wild Plants - Wild Foods From Dirt to Plate - Culinary Delights a Stone's Throw from Your Kitchen”

Good Earth Main Stage;  by John Kallas, Ph.D., Director & Author of Wild Food Adventures, Book Signings to Follow Talk

 

1:00 p.m.     “How to Create a Safer & More Resilient Home & Neighborhood”

Green Neighbors;  by Jan Spencer, Green Neighbors Action Team

 

1:30 p.m.     “Speed Clean Your Home with Green Cleaning Expert Mary Findley!”

Cascade Stage;  by Mary Findley, Author, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Green Cleaning.  Book Signing to Follow Talk

 

2:00 p.m.     10 Remodeling "Must Do's" to Stay in Your Home Longer

Cedars Stage;  by Steve Moir, Moir Construction

 

2:00 p.m.     “Chickens in the Burbs - A Wonderful Addition to the Suburban Garden!”

Green Neighbors;  by Kate Kelly & Teresa Damron, Chicken Godmothers

 

2:30 p.m.     “Kitchen Design On A Budget Incorporating Green Features - $100 Goodie Bag - 20 Winners!”

Cascade Stage;  by Ericka Arowcavage, Signature Kitchen & Design

 

2:30 p.m.     “Salvage Interior DIY Design & Décor - High Style Salvage Chic Interiors”

Good Earth Main Stage;  by Shannon Quimby, National Salvage Design Expert, Author & HGTV Alumni, Book Signing to Follow Talk

 

3:00 p.m.     “Urban Agriculture - Discover Great Gardens in Eugene ~ Homes to Churches”

Green Neighbors;  by Doug Black, Green Neighbors Action Team 

11:00 a.m.  “The One Hour New Garden!  Spend 1 Hour This Winter = Summer Produce”

WillametteStage; 

by John Fischer, The Relaxed Gardener

 

11:30 a.m.  “Getting Cozy: Effective Home Energy Upgrades”

Cedars Stage; 

by Gene O'Brien & Steve Mason, Neil Kelly Home Performance

 

12:00 p.m.  “Build it Small:  Sustainability and the Small Footprint Home”

Cascades Stage; 

by Steve Gab & Paul DeJong, Rainbow Valley Design & Construction

 

12:00 p.m.  “Drawing and Coloring the Plumage of Birds - Learn to Observe the Color Patterns that are Helpful in Identifying Our Local Birds”

McKenzie Stage;

by Kris Kirkeby, Lane Co. Audubon Society

 

12:00 p.m.  “Solar Opportunities in Lane County”

WillametteStage; 

by Justin Daily, Advanced Energy Systems

12:30 p.m.  “Guess the Cost of Your Kitchen Remodel!  Pro Green Estimator on the Hot Seat!”

Cedars Stage; 

by Jon Carrol, Greenleaf Design|Build & Will Dixon, Architect

 

1:00 p.m.  “Fruit Growing Basics - Planting to Harvest. Tools, Techniques & Fruit Varieties to Ensure Abundant Crops!”

Cascades Stage; 

by Jim Gilbert, "The Kiwi King", One Green World

 

1:00 p.m.  “Cycling Sojourner - Cycle Touring & Biking Tourism in Oregon”

WillametteStage; 

by Ellee Thalheimer, Author of Cycling Sojourner, Talk & Book Signing

 

1:30 p.m.  “What is a Sustainable Landscape?”

Cedars Stage; 

by Holde Fink, Native & Urban Gardens

 

2:00 p.m.  “Kitchen Design/Remodel on a Budget Incorporating Sustainability  - $100 Goodie Bag - 20 Winners!”

Cascades Stage; 

by Ericka Arowcavage, Signature Kitchen & Design

 

2:00 p.m.  “Metabolism, Hormones and Fitness- Putting the Pieces Together”

WillametteStage; 

by Francie Killian, M.S., Certified Sports Nutritionist, Metabolic & Hormone Specialist

 

2:30 p.m.  “Beekeeping in my Neighborhood”

Cedars Stage; 

by Lane Co. Beekeeping Association

 

3:00 p.m.  “Urban Agriculture - Examples of Great Gardens in Eugene:  home, front yard, school, work, church, community, neighborhood”

Cascades Stage; 

by Doug Black  NLC COS

 

3:00 p.m.  “Blackberries in July - Book Signing”

The Duck Store Exhibit; 

by Tom A. Titus, Author of Blackberries in July 

11:00 a.m.  “The One Hour New Garden!  Spend 1 Hour This Winter = Summer Produce”

WillametteStage; 

by John Fischer, The Relaxed Gardener

 

11:30 a.m.  “Getting Cozy: Effective Home Energy Upgrades”

Cedars Stage; 

by Gene O'Brien & Steve Mason, Neil Kelly Home Performance

 

12:00 p.m.  “Build it Small:  Sustainability and the Small Footprint Home”

Cascades Stage; 

by Steve Gab & Paul DeJong, Rainbow Valley Design & Construction

 

12:00 p.m.  “Drawing and Coloring the Plumage of Birds - Learn to Observe the Color Patterns that are Helpful in Identifying Our Local Birds”

McKenzie Stage;

by Kris Kirkeby, Lane Co. Audubon Society

 

12:00 p.m.  “Solar Opportunities in Lane County”

WillametteStage; 

by Justin Daily, Advanced Energy Systems

12:30 p.m.  “Guess the Cost of Your Kitchen Remodel!  Pro Green Estimator on the Hot Seat!”

Cedars Stage; 

by Jon Carrol, Greenleaf Design|Build & Will Dixon, Architect

 

1:00 p.m.  “Fruit Growing Basics - Planting to Harvest. Tools, Techniques & Fruit Varieties to Ensure Abundant Crops!”

Cascades Stage; 

by Jim Gilbert, "The Kiwi King", One Green World

 

1:00 p.m.  “Cycling Sojourner - Cycle Touring & Biking Tourism in Oregon”

WillametteStage; 

by Ellee Thalheimer, Author of Cycling Sojourner, Talk & Book Signing

 

1:30 p.m.  “What is a Sustainable Landscape?”

Cedars Stage; 

by Holde Fink, Native & Urban Gardens

 

2:00 p.m.  “Kitchen Design/Remodel on a Budget Incorporating Sustainability  - $100 Goodie Bag - 20 Winners!”

Cascades Stage; 

by Ericka Arowcavage, Signature Kitchen & Design

 

2:00 p.m.  “Metabolism, Hormones and Fitness- Putting the Pieces Together”

WillametteStage; 

by Francie Killian, M.S., Certified Sports Nutritionist, Metabolic & Hormone Specialist

 

2:30 p.m.  “Beekeeping in my Neighborhood”

Sunday, January 25th
 
10:30 am- Cascades Stage
Adaptive Gardening Tools & Tips
by OSU Master Gardeners
 
11:00 am- Cedars Stage
Soil Biology - Making Your Veggies Taste Better & Your Flowers Last Longer
by David Nystrom, Way To Gro
 
11:00 am- Duckling Stage
Getting Wild With Owl Pellets - Hands on Science Workshop for Kids  
(adults must accompany kids)
by Melissa Hart, Author of Wild Within & UO Duck Store
 
11:00 am- Willamette Stage
Raising Urban Chickens - Care to Coops
by Bill Bezuk, The Eugene Backyard Farmer
 
11:30 am- Cascades Stage
Purple Power in the Garden!  Growing Antioxidant-Rich Purple Veggies!
by Andrea Mull, Territorial Seed Company
 
11:30 am- Duckling Stage
Getting Wild With Owl Pellets - Hands on Science Workshop for Kids  
(adults must accompany kids)
by Melissa Hart, Author of Wild Within & UO Duck Store
 
11:30 am- Main Stage
Salvage Wood Design & Décor - Tour Interior Design Projects Made From Scrap Wood!  Win PRIZES!
by Shannon Quimby, National Salvage Design Expert & HGTV Alumni
Book Signing to follow talk:
Salvage Secrets Desgin & Décor:  Transform Your Home with Reclaimed Materials
 
12:00 pm- Cedars Stage
What is Sustainable Landscaping?
by Holde Fink, Tilth Accredited Landcare Provider, Native & Urban Gardens
 
12:00 pm- Duck Store Exhibit
Book Signing - Wild Within: How Rescuing Owls Inspired a Family
by Meet Author Melissa Hart
 
12:00 pm- Willamette Stage
Solar Power for Homes – Costs, Savings, & Incentive Deadlines
by Newt Loken, Solar Assist
 
12:30 pm- Cascades Stage
Outdoor Remodels:  Making Rooms in the Landscape
by Rainbow Valley Jon Clark, Dean Lamoureux & Lytton Reid
Rainbow Valley Design & Construction
 
1:00 pm- Cedars Stage
Beekeeping for Backyard Gardeners
by Ken Ograin, Lane Co. Beekeepers
 
1:00 pm- Duckling Stage
Make a Terrarium from Recycled Materials - Adults Getting Crafty!
by Maiya Becker, MECCA
 
1:00 pm- Main Stage
John's Easy Dried Fruits & Vegetables - Affordable & Nutritious
by John Fischer, "The Relaxed Gardener"
 
1:00 pm- Willamette Stage
New & Endangered Hikes in the Oregon Wilderness
by William Sullivan, Author of Atlas of Oregon Wilderness
Book Signing to Follow at Duck Store Exhibit
 
1:30 pm- Cascades Stage
Tiny Houses - Facts to Fun!
by Keith Schneider, Bohemian Cottages
 
2:00 pm- Cedars Stage
Unique & Delicious Fruit for Oregon: Growing Kiwi's, Fig's, Persimmon's & Much More!
by Jim Gilbert, "The Kiwi King" One Green World
 
2:00 pm- Willamette Stage
Transforming A Suburban Property
by Jan Spencer, Suburban Permaculture
 
2:30 pm- Cascades Stage
Kitchen Remodels on a Budget - How it all Works, Incorporating Green.
$100 Goodie Bag ~ 20 Winners
by Ericka Arowcavage, Signature Kitchen & Design
 
2:30 pm- Main Stage
Repurpose DIY Design & Décor - Insider Secrets for Stunning Interiors on a Budget.
Win PRIZES!
by Shannon Quimby, National Salvage Design Expert & HGTV Alumni
Book Signing to follow talk:
Salvage Secrets Desgin & Décor:  Transform Your Home with Reclaimed Materials
 
3:00 pm- Cedars Stage
Tips for Gardening with Alternatives to Pesticides
by Ashley Chesser, Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides
 
3:00 pm- Willamette Stage
How to Grow Sweet Potatoes
by OSU Master Gardeners
 
 
Now this you gotta see!
 
Cedars Stage; vjncumjjkks
by Lane Co. Beekeeping AssociationNow
 
3:00 p.m.  “Urban Agriculture - Examples of Great Gardens in Eugene:  home, front yard, school, work, church, community, neighborhood”
Cascades Stage; 
by Doug Black  NLC COS
 
3:00 p.m.  “Blackberries in July - Book Signing”
The Duck Store Exhibit; 
by Tom A. Titus, Author of Blackberries in July 
 
Birds of Prey     by Cascades Raptor Center 

Sunday, January 20th:

11:00 a.m.  “The One Hour New Garden!  Spend 1 Hour This Winter = Summer Produce”

WillametteStage; 

by John Fischer, The Relaxed Gardener

 

11:30 a.m.  “Getting Cozy: Effective Home Energy Upgrades”

Cedars Stage; 

by Gene O'Brien & Steve Mason, Neil Kelly Home Performance

 

12:00 p.m.  “Build it Small:  Sustainability and the Small Footprint Home”

Cascades Stage; 

by Steve Gab & Paul DeJong, Rainbow Valley Design & Construction

 

12:00 p.m.  “Drawing and Coloring the Plumage of Birds - Learn to Observe the Color Patterns that are Helpful in Identifying Our Local Birds”

McKenzie Stage;

by Kris Kirkeby, Lane Co. Audubon Society

 

12:00 p.m.  “Solar Opportunities in Lane County”

WillametteStage; 

by Justin Daily, Advanced Energy Systems

12:30 p.m.  “Guess the Cost of Your Kitchen Remodel!  Pro Green Estimator on the Hot Seat!”

Cedars Stage; 

by Jon Carrol, Greenleaf Design|Build & Will Dixon, Architect

 

1:00 p.m.  “Fruit Growing Basics - Planting to Harvest. Tools, Techniques & Fruit Varieties to Ensure Abundant Crops!”

Cascades Stage; 

by Jim Gilbert, "The Kiwi King", One Green World

 

1:00 p.m.  “Cycling Sojourner - Cycle Touring & Biking Tourism in Oregon”

WillametteStage; 

by Ellee Thalheimer, Author of Cycling Sojourner, Talk & Book Signing

 

1:30 p.m.  “What is a Sustainable Landscape?”

Cedars Stage; 

by Holde Fink, Native & Urban Gardens

 

2:00 p.m.  “Kitchen Design/Remodel on a Budget Incorporating Sustainability  - $100 Goodie Bag - 20 Winners!”

Cascades Stage; 

by Ericka Arowcavage, Signature Kitchen & Design

 

2:00 p.m.  “Metabolism, Hormones and Fitness- Putting the Pieces Together”

WillametteStage; 

by Francie Killian, M.S., Certified Sports Nutritionist, Metabolic & Hormone Specialist

 

2:30 p.m.  “Beekeeping in my Neighborhood”

Cedars Stage; 

by Lane Co. Beekeeping Association

 

3:00 p.m.  “Urban Agriculture - Examples of Great Gardens in Eugene:  home, front yard, school, work, church, community, neighborhood”

Cascades Stage; 

by Doug Black  NLC COS

 

3:00 p.m.  “Blackberries in July - Book Signing”

The Duck Store Exhibit; 

by Tom A. Titus, Author of Blackberries in July