Vermicomposting – Innovative urban farmer Robert Pierce introduces the simple ways home gardeners can incorporate vermicomposting into their homes, lawns and gardens. In this seminar at 6:45 p.m. on Friday and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, learn how to get started, what kinds of worms to use and how the resulting fertilizer can revitalize your harvest.
Celebrate The Wisconsin Gardener – Join the host and producer of The Wisconsin Gardener as she prepares to celebrate her retirement season, coming this spring to Wisconsin Public Television. Join Shelley and Larry Meiller, host of Wisconsin Public Radio’s Garden Talk, at 10:15 a.m. Saturday for a special laughter-filled look back at 21 seasons of the beloved gardening show. And, meet Shelley throughout the Expo at the Wisconsin Public Television booth.
Garden to Table Dinner – Join us for the Second Annual Garden to Table Dinner on Saturday evening at Garden Expo. Enjoy a multi-course dinner made with local, farm fresh ingredients. We’ll be joined by Arthur Ircink and Kyle Cherek, producer and host of Wisconsin Foodie. Proceeds will benefit Wisconsin Public Television. Visit the Garden to Table page to learn more and purchase tickets.
Plant a Row for the Hungry - Stop by the Wisconsin Public Television booth during Garden Expo to participate in our Plant a Row for the Hungry service project. We’ll be distributing seed packets and encouraging Garden Expo attendees to plant an extra row of produce and donate their surplus to local food banks, soup kitchens and service organizations to help feed the hungry in our local communities. Staff from Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin, Inc. will be on hand to answer questions and provide resources for donating your produce. We’ll also be accepting donations to support CAC’s community garden program.
Lawn Care Without Pesticides – The conventional strategy of maintaining lawns with synthetic pesticides has come under increased scrutiny as the general public weighs the potential health and environmental risks associated with these chemicals. Learn about alternative lawn care methods with one of America’s leading eco-friendly turfgrass experts, Kevin Trotta. In this presentation on Saturday, February 9, hear what Kevin teaches groundskeeping pros about protecting the environment by reducing the reliance on pesticides.
Garden Expo T-Shirt - Show off your love of gardening in an exclusively designed Garden Expo T-shirt. Purchase your T-shirt at the Wisconsin Public Television booth. Available in both short and long sleeves. Dark heather gray short-sleeve T-shirts are $18 and navy long-sleeve T-shirts are $22. Proceeds support Wisconsin Public Television.