Seminar & Entertainment Schedule

11th Annual Good Earth Home, Garden & Living Show
January 22-24, 2016

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2015 Seminars & How-To’s

The 2016 Seminars will be posted on 1/15/16.

Cascades Stage – Room 4-West ~ off South Lobby
Cedars Stage – Room 4-East ~ off South Hall
Duckling Stage – Room 2-West ~ Outside of North Hall Glass Doors
McKenzie Stage – Room 1-East ~ off North Lobby Hallway
Main Stage – South Hall ~ Near Truck Door
Willamette Stage – Room 1-West ~ off North Lobby

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 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 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