Seminar & Entertainment Schedule

44th Annual Lane County Home & Garden Show

March 8-10, 2024

Spring 2024 Entertainment, Demos & Seminars!

Plan your Visit to the Show around 45 Shows, Demos & Seminars

DIG IT GARDEN Stage – Convention Center – Rm 4-West off South Lobby
MAIN Stage – Convention Center – Rm 1 off North Lobby
NORTH PATIO – Out North Glass Doors near Museum
PROJECT Stage – Rm 4-C off South Hall
REMODEL Stage – Convention Center – Rm 4-East off South Hall

Saturday’s Fix-It Fair – Rm 2 off North Patio near Museum Parking Lot

Friday – March 8, 2024

1:00 pm | Main Stage
Straw Bale Gardening 101
by Joel Karsten, Straw Bale Gardening Pioneer
Book Sales & Signing to Follow

2:00 pm | Main Stage
Common Gardening Myths & the Mayhem They Cause
by Don Engebretson, The Renegade Gardener

2:30 pm | Dig Stage
Viking Ocean & River Cruises – Explore the World
by Gary Smith, TravelPerks, Nation’s #1 Cruise Agent

3:00 pm | Main Stage
Grow What You Like to Eat –
Veggie & Fruit Selections, Growing Techniques, Irrigation & Pest Control
by John Fischer, “The Relaxed Gardener”

3:00 pm | Remodel Stage
Big Ideas for Bathroom Remodels
by Don Delaplain, Revision Design Build

3:30 pm | Dig Stage
Five Easy Ideas for a Healthy Garden
by Mary-Kate Mackey, Award Winning Garden Writer
Author of The Healthy Garden

4:00 pm | Main Stage
Straw Bale Gardening 101
by Joel Karsten, Straw Bale Gardening Pioneer
Book Sales & Signing to Follow

5-7:00 pm | North Patio
Pizza Palooza!
Outdoor Pizza Making Demos with Samples from Gozney Pizza Ovens!
by Viking Sewing, Vacuum, Spa & Stove

6:00 pm | Main Stage
Gardening for the Birds, Bees, and Butterflies!
by Don Engebretson, The Renegade Gardener

6:30 pm | Dig Stage
Moles, Voles & Gophers – Driving You Crazy?
Tips to Regain Your Sanity & Yard!
by Grant Williams, Ultimate Pest Control

6:30 pm | Remodel Stage
Disaster Kitchens – Awful to Amazing!
by Castile Kitchen & Bath

7:00 pm | Main Stage
Straw Bale Gardening 101
by Joel Karsten, Straw Bale Gardening Pioneer
Book Sales & Signing to Follow

Saturday – March 9, 2024

10:00 am – 3:00 pm | Project Stage
4-H Small Animals “Show-N-Tell”
by OSU Extension Service – Lane County 4-H Youth

10:30 am | Dig Stage
Drying Herbs & Soup Seasonings – Fresh from the Garden!
by Shirley McSilvers, OSU Master Food Preserver

11:00 am | Main Stage
Straw Bale Gardening 101
by Joel Karsten, Straw Bale Gardening Pioneer
Book Sales & Signing to Follow

11:30 am | Dig Stage
Native Tree ID – Bring Tree Photos & Foliage
by Carrie Mack, OSU Extension Small Farms/Forestry Program

12 noon | Main Stage
Common Gardening Myths & the Mayhem They Cause
by Don Engebretson, The Renegade Gardener

12-4pm | North Patio – Room 2
Fix-It Fair – Bring Textiles, Garden Tools & Small Appliances Needing Repair
FREE to Enter the Fix-It Fair from the North Parking Lot near the Museum
by Mitra Gruwell, Eugene ToolBox Project

12 noon | Remodel Stage
Disaster Bathrooms – Sad to Stunning!
by Castile Kitchen & Bath

12:30 pm | Dig Stage
Top 10 Hottest Travel Destinations in 2024
by Gary Smith, TravelPerks, Nation’s #1 Cruise Agent

1:00 pm | Main Stage
Ciscoe’s Favorite “Must See” Gardens Around the World
by Ciscoe Morris, Garden Expert
Author of “Oh, La La!” & “Ask Ciscoe”
Book Sales & Signing to Follow

1-3:00 pm | North Patio
Pizza Palooza!
Outdoor Pizza Making Demos with Samples from Gozney Pizza Ovens!
by Viking Sewing, Vacuum, Spa & Stove

1:00 pm | Remodel Stage
What to Know About Adding an ADU – Get the Facts!
by Jason Kaminski, Kaminski Construction

1:30 pm | Dig Stage
Emergency Preparedness
by Katya Davis & M.L. Church, OSU Master Food Preservers

2:00 pm | Main Stage
Straw Bale Gardening 101
by Joel Karsten, Straw Bale Gardening Pioneer
Book Sales & Signing to Follow

2:00 pm | Remodel Stage
Big Ideas for Kitchen Remodels
by Don Delaplain, Revision Design Build

2:30 pm | Dig Stage
Party Perfect Gardens–Easy Tips to Make Your Garden Shine
by Mary-Kate Mackey, Award Winning Garden Writer, Author of The Healthy Garden

3:00 pm | Main Stage
Gardening for the Birds, Bees, and Butterflies
by Don Engebretson, The Renegade Gardener

3:30 pm | Dig Stage
Post Ice Storm Damage – Removal or Restoration?
by Alby Thoumsin and Ryan O’Sullivan, Certified Arborists, Sperry Tree Care

4:00 pm | Main Stage
Growing Carefree Fruit & Berries Organically:
Peaches, Kiwis, Plums, Figs, Raspberries & Blackberries!
by John Fischer, “The Relaxed Gardener”

4:30 pm | Dig Stage
Garden Detective – Bring Your Questions, Mysteries & Problems
by Shirley Betournay, OSU Master Gardener

5:00 pm | Main Stage
Straw Bale Gardening 101
by Joel Karsten, Straw Bale Gardening Pioneer
Book Sales & Signing to Follow

5-7:00 pm | North Patio
Pizza Palooza!
Outdoor Pizza Making Demos with Samples from Gozney Pizza Ovens!
by Viking Sewing, Vacuum, Spa & Stove

6:00 pm | Main Stage
Top 10 Gardening Blunders – And How to Avoid Them!
by Don Engebretson, The Renegade Gardener

Sunday – March 10, 2024

11:00 am | Main Stage
Straw Bale Gardening 101
by Joel Karsten, Straw Bale Gardening Pioneer
Book Sales & Signing to Follow

11:30 am | Dig Stage
Seed Starting – Tips & Tricks!
by Christina Bixel, OSU Master Gardener

12 noon | Main Stage
Top 10 Gardening Blunders – And How to Avoid Them!
by Don Engebretson, The Renegade Gardener

12 noon | Remodel Stage
Disaster Kitchens – Awful to Amazing!
by Castile Kitchen & Bath

12:30 pm | Dig Stage
Growing an Edible Garden in 10 Steps
by Juliet Bender, OSU Master Gardener

12:30 pm | Project Stage
Intro to Canning – Basics to Get Started
by Celeste Percy & Julia Haven, OSU Master Food Preservers

1:00 pm | Main Stage
Stump the Chump with Ciscoe & Win Prizes & Plants!
Solve Ciscoe’s Tough Stumper Garden Questions to Win Plants & Garden Gear!
by Ciscoe Morris, Garden Expert
Author of “Oh, La La!” & “Ask Ciscoe”
Book Sales & Signing to Follow

1-3:00 pm | North Patio
Outdoor Pizza Making Demos with Samples from Gozney Pizza Ovens!
by Viking Sewing, Vacuum, Spa & Stove

1:00 pm | Remodel Stage
Big Ideas for Bathroom Remodels
by Don Delaplain, Revision Design Build

1:30 pm | Project Stage
Sour Dough Starter with Tasty Samples
by Sandy Scheetz, Master Food Preserver

2:00 pm | Main Stage
Gardening for the Birds, Bees, and Butterflies
by Don Engebretson, The Renegade Gardener

2:30 pm | Dig Stage
Fire Risk Reduction in Homes & Gardens
by Lauren Grand, OSU Extension Forestry Faculty

3:00 pm | Main Stage
Straw Bale Gardening 101
by Joel Karsten, Straw Bale Gardening Pioneer, Book Sales & Signing to Follow

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44th Anniversary FUN FACTS!
Berg Productions has organized & presented
2,803 seminars & workshops for the guests of our three shows over 44 Years
John Fischer “The Relaxed Gardener” has presented 78 organic gardening workshops!

A very special thank you to our wonderful speakers who so graciously share their knowledge with our community.  Each & every show we are amazed at the fantastic exhibitors, experts, Master Gardeners & authors that speak at our shows.  In 2019 alone, Berg Productions presented 156 seminars at the three Eugene Home Shows.

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