SEMINARS

& WORKSHOPS

Located in MarketKazoo (Room A)

Generally, deer win the 'Pest of the Year' award, but so far moles and voles are a HUGE garden threat; they eat plants, and lots of them! Learn more about these pesky critters and how to get rid of them.

Deer, Voles, and Moles, Oh No!    
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Nancy Lewis, MSU Extension Master Gardener

Come and make a beautiful fresh spring flower arrangement.  No experience required.  Personal instruction for participants will be offered by experienced designers.  A container, materials, greens and flowers will be provided.

Fresh Flower Arranging Workshop - $20
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM in ROOM B

Kalamazoo Garden Council

We will be discussing the tools and practices necessary for habitat gardening including healthy soil, integrated pest management and how to choose the best plants for your garden.

Grow a Habitat Garden
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Roxanne Nigg, Advanced Master Gardener

Come and make a beautiful fresh spring flower arrangement.  No experience required.  Personal instruction for participants will be offered by experienced designers.  A container, materials, greens and flowers will be provided.

Fresh Flower Arranging Workshop - $20
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM in ROOM B

Kalamazoo Garden Council

Did you know native bees carry 100 times more pollen than honey bees? Celebrate your backyard pollinators with this interactive workshop. We’ll explore a variety of bee B&B's you can create for your landscape. Materials will be provided to build your own native bee house to take home!

Create Homes for Native Bees Workshop
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

4-H Youth Leaders, MSU Extension

Enhance your gardening experience! Learn ways to welcome both your two and four legged friends into your garden. 

Pet & Child Friendly Gardening 
10:30 PM - 12:00 PM

Dixie Sanborn, MSU Extension Educator & Jessica Albright, MSU Children’s Garden Coordinator

Paul will discuss adding conifers to landscapes to increase year-round interest.

Landscaping with Conifers
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM in ROOM B

Paul Surian, Blue Horizon Nursery

Come and make a beautiful fresh spring flower arrangement.  No experience required.  Personal instruction for participants will be offered by experienced designers.  A container, materials, greens and flowers will be provided.

Fresh Flower Arranging Workshop - $20
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM in ROOM B

Kalamazoo Garden Council

Trees provide beauty and more to any landscape.  We will explore choosing, planting and maintaining healthy trees.

Enhance Your Yard with Trees
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Elizabeth Rochow, Kalamazoo Conservation District

Come and make a beautiful fresh spring flower arrangement.  No experience required.  Personal instruction for participants will be offered by experienced designers.  A container, materials, greens and flowers will be provided.

Fresh Flower Arranging Workshop - $20
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM in ROOM B

Kalamazoo Garden Council

Explore the world of low maintenance succulents! Learn how they can be used in landscapes or in containers.

 

Optional workshop (limited to 20 people) includes a container, soil and plants.

Succulent Succulents Seminar
& optional Workshop ($10)
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Luba Schram, Advanced Master Gardener, Schram’s Greenhouse

Linda will share tips for having a beautiful and edible landscape.  We will also explore the tastes and smells of growing herbs.

Enjoy a Delicious Landscape Workshop
5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

Linda Whitlock, MSU Extension Educator 

Would you like to extend the gardening season?  This workshop will teach you how to successfully start start your plants indoors from seeds so you can get a head start when the weather warms up outdoors.
 

Jump Start your Garden Workshop
– Start Seeds Indoors
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Ben Bylsma, KVCC Food Innovations Center

Come and make a beautiful fresh spring flower arrangement.  No experience required.  Personal instruction for participants will be offered by experienced designers.  A container, materials, greens and flowers will be provided.

Fresh Flower Arranging Workshop - $20
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM in ROOM B

Kalamazoo Garden Council

Deanna will share her journey of becoming a Master Gardener, earning certification as a Master Rain Gardener, then learning how to attract monarchs to her rain garden. She’ll share how much of an impact we can make just by making a few changes in our yards. 

If you Build it, they will Come (Help the Monarchs)
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Deanna Dauten, MSU Extension Master Gardener

Come and make a beautiful fresh spring flower arrangement.  No experience required.  Personal instruction for participants will be offered by experienced designers.  A container, materials, greens and flowers will be provided.

Fresh Flower Arranging Workshop - $20
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM in ROOM B

Kalamazoo Garden Council

Don’t put your septic system or health at risk! Learn about the variety of wise choices of trees, evergreens and grasses that will thrive when planted over a septic field.  

Safe Landscaping over a Septic Field
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Beth Clawson, MSU Extension Educator

Let's explore gardening apps for your smart phones and tablets that will provide you with valuable gardening assistance.

There's an App for That!
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Howard Tejchma, Advanced Master Gardener

Have you been considering starting a beehive, but aren't sure how to get started.  This introduction to keeping bees will answer all of your questions.

Interested in Starting a Beehive?
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Wrifton Graham, MSU Extension Master Gardener, Great Lakes Bee Supply

Learn the simple things you can do in your gardens to support our native bees. We’ll explore the plants that they prefer.

Pollinator Friendly Gardening
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

4-H Youth Leaders, MSU Extension 

Learn ideas on unique ways to grow plants in any setting; from pots to cement blocks, the options are limited only by your imagination! This session will provide you with the information needed to successfully grow plants in a small spaces, and ideas on how to use raised beds you already own or those you've only dreamed about.

Gardening in Small Spaces; Raised Beds 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Mandy Dixon, MSU Extension Master Gardener

Visit the 

Seed Station

This is a FREE make-and-take for kids of all ages. Decorate a pot, plant seeds, take it home to watch it grow! Open all hours of the Expo.

Kalamazoo Garden Council

“Make It & Take It”
Fresh Flower Arranging Workshop – Room B

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 1-2 pm, 3-4 pm, $20 cost 

Come and make a beautiful fresh spring flower arrangement.  No experience required.  Personal instruction for participants will be offered by experienced designers. A container, materials, greens and flowers will be provided for $20 cost.  

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KALAMAZOO EXPO CENTER: 2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Address
5700 W. Michigan Avenue

Kalamazoo, MI 49009

 

P: (269) 375-4225
E: kalamazoohomepage@gmail.com

 

Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 – 5:00

MARCH 13 -15, 2020

Friday, March 13    9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Saturday, March 14    9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Sunday, March 15    11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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