KPQ Home and Garden Show March 14-16th, 2014
Spring is around the corner and it is time once again for the annual KPQ Home and Garden Show. Master Gardeners will be making it a fun event for the whole family with a variety of workshops and activities to keep folks entertained and educated. Master Gardeners will be stationed in the Crunch Pak room, the same location as last year, making the activities and information easy to find for home show veterans. Seminars and speakers will be held in the bleacher area of the Town Toyota Center leaving the activity room open at all times to visitors of the home show.
The theme for this year in the Master Gardener area is Growing Communities. Topics will be geared toward growing knowledge, growing beauty, growing food and growing kids. As always, there will be crafts and projects for children. This year, youngsters will be encouraged to ‘plant a rainbow’. All activities and crafts are free of charge. Master Gardener plant diagnosticians will be on hand to answer questions about plant problems and a variety of information will be presented on Master Gardener programs and learning opportunities.
A new addition to the Master Gardener area this year will be the sale of seed potatoes. The Master Gardener Association will be selling a number of hard to find seed potato varieties for the home garden as part of their annual fundraising efforts. Fresh, home grown potatoes are a real treat and are worth the effort. Potatoes can be grown vertically in containers on a patio or porch, making them an accessible crop for gardeners with limited space. Vertical gardening of potatoes will be presented as part of the Master Gardener speaker series happening at the home show.
A diverse number of topics will be presented by Master Gardeners on both Friday and Saturday. In addition to ‘Vertical Gardening’ other topics will include ‘Integrating Vegetables and Flowers’, ‘Freshen Up Your Garden Design’, ‘The Beautiful Pollinator’, ‘Salsa Gardening’, ‘What’s New-An Overview of New Tools and Plants’, and ‘Let’s Go To The Fair’. A complete schedule and description of each presentation will be available at the Master Gardener area of the Home Show.
If you would like more information about the Master Gardener activities happening at this year’s KPQ Home and Garden Show, please contact Deb Benbow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come on out and join in on the fun!