Good Earth Home, Garden & Living Show: Rethink, reuse and refurbish ideas

good_earth_home_showGarden and eco-living product and seminars are at the Good Earth Home, Garden & Living Show, today through Sunday.

By Janet Eastman | The Oregonian
on January 24, 2014 at 5:11 PM, updated January 24, 2014 at 5:42 PM

More than 230 vendors selling energy-saving thermostats, homesteading tools (think backyard chickens) and other sustainable products will be exhibiting at the free 9th Annual Good Earth Home, Garden & Living Show, today through Sunday at the Lane County Fairgrounds in Eugene.

There will be 60 seminars including three presentations by Salvage Design Expert Shannon Quimby. Her home, the REX Project, is one of the nation’s first homes to be built without waste, with all of the old home recycled into a new one.

Forager John Kallas, director of Wild Food Adventuresand author of “Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods from Dirt to Plate,” will explain ways to embrace the culinary delights growing in Oregon backyards.

Other demonstrations on five stages include Carol Deppe, author of “The Resilient Gardener,” giving ideas to improve gardening skills as well as workshops on raising urban chickens and the importance of saving bees.

What:The 9th Annual Good Earth Home, Garden & Living Show, America’s 1st Sustainable Home & Garden Show

When:Jan. 24-26:  5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Where:Lane Events Center, Convention Center at the Lane County Fairgrounds, 13th Ave. and Jefferson St., Eugene, Ore.

Cost:Free admission and parking. Bring canned food donations to benefit FOOD for Lane County.

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