Spring How-To's
Come Back Several Days - We Feature Free Admission!
March 12-15, 2015 ~ 46 Spring Seminars & How-To's! 
 
Our 2015 Spring Garden Guru's!  
 
              Melinda Myers                Mary-Kate Mackey                   John Fischer                            Sharron Frey
     National Garden Expert            Garden Writer           "The Relaxed Gardener"           "The Dahlia Queen"
           
 
Dig into Dirt! Series ~ Featuring NW Garden Experts! All 4 Days!
Remodel it, NOW! Series ~ Featuring Experienced Remodelers ~ All 4 Days!
Project Stage ~ Featuring Melinda Myers, Mary-Kate Mackey, John Fischer!  3 Days!
 
2015 Stage Locations:
 “DIG”              -  Dig into Dirt! Stage - Room 4-West  - Located off the South Lobby 
"PROJECT"    - The Project Stage - Room 1 - Located off the North Lobby
“REMODEL”  -  Remodel it NOW! Stage  -  Room 4-East, Located off the South Hall
 
Thursday - March 12th
5:30 pm
Dig into Dirt! Stage
Composting Methods - Hot vs. Cold
by OSU Extension Service Master Gardeners
 
6:00 pm
Remodel it Now! Stage
Kitchen Remodels - Designs to Budgets.
Prizes!   $100 Goodie Bag ~ 10 Winners
by Ericka Arowcavage, Signature Kitchen & Design
 
6:30 pm
Dig into Dirt! Stage
Dazzling Dahlias - Blazing, Ravishing & Easy To Grow
by Sharon Frey, "The Dahlia Queen", Frey's Dahlia's
 
7:00 pm
Remodel it Now! Stage
Creating a Splash in Your Bath!
by Magda Zafer CKD, CBD, CAPS - Neil Kelly Design/Build Remodeling
 
7:30 pm
Dig into Dirt! Stage
Carefree Fruit!  Tasty Fruit & Berries Organically: Peaches, Kiwis, Plums, Figs, Raspberries & Blackberries!
by John Fischer, "The Relaxed Gardener"
 
Friday - March 13th
5:30 pm
Dig into Dirt! Stage
Vegetable Gardening 101 - Get Growing Food
by OSU Extension Service Master Gardeners
 
6:00 pm
Project Stage
Small Space Gardens - Creative Ideas for Small Yards, or for Creating Intimate Gardens in Large Lots.  
Win Prizes! 
by Melinda Myers, National Garden Expert, Birds & Bloom Editor & Author of Small Space Gardens
Book Signing of Small Space Gardens to Follow Talk
 
6:30 pm
Dig into Dirt! Stage
Soil Biology - Making Your Veggies Taste Better & Your Flowers Last Longer
by Matt Slaughter, Master Soil Consultant, WAY TO GRO ~ Compost Tea Spray Service
 
6:30 pm
Remodel it Now! Stage
Homeowner's Guide to Cabinet Selection - Factory to Custom
by Tim Little, Built To Last Woodworking
 
7:30 pm
Dig into Dirt! Stage
Growing Herbs in an Oregon Garden
by OSU Extension Service Master Gardeners
 
7:30 pm
Project Stage
Great Plants for Autumn Glory in the Garden - They Open at the Close
by Mary-Kate Mackey, Award Winning Garden Writer, Sunset Magazine Columnist
 
7:30 pm
Remodel it Now! Stage
Inspiring Kitchen Remodels
by Matt White, Neil Kelly Design/Build Remodeling
 
Saturday - March 14th
10:00 am - 12 noon
Visit Booth 505 in Expo Hall 1
Discover 4-H
by 4-H Youth Ambassadors
 
10:30 am
Dig into Dirt! Stage
Pruning Spring Bloomers - Lilacs, Camellias, Azaleas & More
by OSU Extension Service Master Gardeners
 
11:00 am
Remodel it Now! Stage
Remodel or Build New…That is The Question?
by Mike Gansen, Gansen Construction
 
11:30 am
Dig into Dirt! Stage
Tree & Shrub Care in a Drought Year - Do's & Don'ts with Sperry Certified Arborists
by Nathaniel Sperry & Alby Thoumsin, Sperry Tree Care Co.
 
11:30 am
Project Stage
Containers for Every Size & Style of Landscape – Discover Great Ideas for Mixing Edibles, Flowers & Shrubs for Stunning Plantings. 
Win Garden Prizes!
by Melinda Myers, National Garden Expert, Birds & Bloom Editor & Author of Small Space Gardens
Book Signing of Small Space Gardens to Follow Talk
 
12 noon
Expo Halls Lawn – Near Canopy
Keeping Your Dog Trained & Contained Thru Electronics
by David Cousineau, Dogwatch of Western Oregon
 
12 noon
Remodel it Now! Stage
New Ideas for New Kitchens - Materials, Designs & the Remodel Process
by Scott Ankersen, John Webb Construction & Design
 
12:30 pm
Dig into Dirt! Stage
Adaptive Gardening Tools & Tips - Make it Easy on Your Body
by OSU Extension Service Master Gardeners
 
1:00 pm
Project Stage
Drip Irrigation Made Easy - Do It Yourself & Save $$ on Your Water Bills Too!
by John Fischer, "The Relaxed Gardener"
 
1:00 pm
Remodel it Now! Stage
10 Remodeling Secrets to Stay in Your Home Forever
by Steve Moir, Moir Construction
 
1:30 pm
Dig into Dirt! Stage
Go Green - Save Money With Solar!
by Justin Daily, Advanced Energy Systems
 
2:00 pm
Project Stage
Dream Bathrooms for Real World Budgets
by Joel Kirk, KirkBath
 
2:00 pm
Remodel it Now! Stage
Express Your Design Style! 
Quartz, Glass & Stone Slab Innovations for Countertops & Beyond
by Kelli Hemphill, Stone Works International
 
2:30 pm
Dig into Dirt! Stage
Decking 101 - Design Ideas to Site Solutions
Win Prizes! $100, $50, $25 Gift Certificates
by Tony Rodriguez, Square Deal Lumber
 
3:00 pm
Project Stage
Small Trees Play Big Roles - Choice Trees that Won't Outgrow their Welcome
by Mary-Kate Mackey, Award Winning Garden Writer, Sunset Magazine Columnist
 
3:00 pm
Remodel it Now! Stage
Reinventing Your Home - Whole House Remodeling
by Jeff Emmett, Neil Kelly Design/Build Remodeling
 
3:30 pm
Dig into Dirt! Stage
Avoiding Bed Bug Infestations at Home & While Traveling
by Good Earth Pest Company
 
4:00 pm
Remodel It Now! Stage
Contracts & Contractors - 10 Ways to Stay Protected During Construction Projects
by Joshua Shafer, Stonewood Construction
 
4:30 pm
Dig into Dirt! Stage
Tiny Houses - Facts to Fun!
by Keith Schneider, Bohemian Cottages
 
4:30 pm
Project Stage
Low Maintenance, Big Impact Perennial Gardens – Ideas for Stunning Year Round Perennial Combinations with Low Maintenance. 
Win Garden Prizes!
by Melinda Myers, National Garden Expert, Birds & Bloom Editor & Author of Small Space Gardens
Book Signing of Small Space Gardens to Follow Talk
 
5:00 pm
Remodel it Now! Stage
Kitchen Remodels - Designs to Budgets.
Prizes!  $100 Goodie Bag ~ 10 Winners
by Ericka Arowcavage, Signature Kitchen & Design
 
5:30 pm
Dig into Dirt! Stage
Hens & Chicks!  Creating Living Wreaths & Wall Art with Hardy Sedum & Sempervivum
by Becky Sell, Sedum Chicks11:00 am         
 
Sunday - March 15th 
11:00 am
Remodel it Now! Stage
Tile Trends ~ Design Possibilities for Creating WOW in Your Home with Tile Combinations
by Shannon McHaffie, Stone Works International
 
11:30 am
Dig into Dirt! Stage
Do It Yourself Ductless Heat Pump Installations
by Rick Gregg, Ductless Application Specialist - The Heat Pump Store
 
11:30 am
Project Stage
Small Space Gardens - Creative Ideas for Small Yards, or for Creating Intimate Gardens in Large Lots. 
Win Garden Prizes! 
by Melinda Myers, National Garden Expert, Birds & Bloom Editor & Author of Small Space Gardens
Book Signing of Small Space Gardens to Follow Talk
 
12 noon
Remodel it Now! Stage
Expanding Your Home - Additions, Basements, 2nd Story, or Backyard Cottages
by John Webb, John Webb Construction & Design
 
12:30 pm
Dig into Dirt! Stage
What’s Wrong with My Plant?  Plant Diagnostics
by OSU Extension Service Master Gardeners
 
1:00 pm
Project Stage
Grow What You Like to Eat – Veggie & Fruit Selections, Growing Techniques, Irrigation & Pest Control
by John Fischer, "The Relaxed Gardener"
 
1:00 pm
Remodel it Now! Stage
Planning a Successful Remodel
by David Zarzycki, General Contractor
 
1:30 pm
Dig into Dirt! Stage
Moles, Voles & Gophers - Driving You Crazy? Tips to Regain Your Sanity & Yard!
by Grant Williams, Ultimate Pest Control
 
2:00 pm
Project Stage
Containers for Every Size & Style of Landscape –  Discover Great Ideas for Mixing Edibles, Flowers & Shrubs for Stunning Plantings. 
Win Garden Prizes!
by Melinda Myers, National Garden Expert, Birds & Bloom Editor & Author of Small Space Gardens
Book Signing of Small Space Gardens to Follow Talk
 
2:00 pm
Remodel it Now! Stage
5 Steps to Energy Efficiency in Your Home
by Gene O'Brien, Neil Kelly Home Performance/Solar
 
2:30 pm
Dig into Dirt! Stage
Sustainable Landscaping - Create a Greener Landscape
by OSU Extension Service Master Gardeners
 
3:00 pm
Remodel it Now! Stage
Kitchen Remodels - Designs to Budgets.
Prizes!   $100 Goodie Bag ~ 10 Winners
by Ericka Arowcavage, Signature Kitchen & Design

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With Free Admission, Come Back Everyday to Learn How to Select the Right Contractor, Launch Your Next Project, and Get Your Garden Growing!
First 50 people receive a scab resistant semi-dwarf apple tree!
by John Fischer, "The Relaxed Gardener" 7:00 pm- Remodel It Now! Stage
Kitchen & Pantry Organizing! Tips & Tricks to Maximize Storage Space
by Kristin Bertils
Moles, Voles, Raccoons & Deer - Solve Your Critter Problems
by Lloyd Walker, Swanson's Pest Management
 
6:00 pm- Remodel It Now! Stage
Kitchen & Bath Remodel on a Budget.  20 Winners - $100 Goodie Bag
by Ericka Arowcavage, Signature Kitchen & Design
 
7:00 pm- Dig Into Dirt! Stage
Carefree Fruit!  Tasty Fruit & Berries Organically: Peaches, Kiwis,
Plums, Figs, Raspberries & Blackberries!