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FREE “HOW TO” HOME IMPROVEMENT SEMINARS

Enjoy the Free Home Improvement Seminars at the Home Show. We have brought together the experts from various fields to help you with your home improvement needs!


Seminars Held in the SouthEast Corner of AG Building

Friday, October 2, 2015

11:00 Experience cooler weather at the many Arizona State Parks. Learn about all of the parks Arizona has to offer to plan your getaway. From day trips and dog friendly parks to must visit historic parks and so much more, there is a park for you waiting today! Every family will receive 1 FREE Day-Use Park Pass for attending this seminar

12:00 Update Your Kitchen on a Budget: Learn from local interior design expert Debbie Hernandez, from Home Depot & 3TV’s Good Morning Arizona the various price points to refresh, update or replace cabinetry, countertops, backsplash, hardware, fixtures and more without the major expense

1:00 Easy Cabinet Transformations: How to change your cabinet color & get a smooth professional finish. No priming, sanding & big savings with local interior design expert Debbie Hernandez, from Home Depot & 3TV’s Good Morning Arizona

2:00 Create a vintage look for less: Learn how you can make your own colorful, trendy chalk paint and save. Transform cabinets, furniture or any accessory in your home for new fresh style with local interior design expert Debbie Hernandez, from Home Depot & 3TV’s Good Morning Arizona

3:00 Using Olive Oil as a Spice? Learn the many flavors of olive oil and how to combine them for the perfect taste plus steps to preparing a healthy marinade with Chef Glenn of Sogno Toscano

Saturday, October 3, 2015

10:30 – 12 “Crashing Your Yard” with HGTV and DIY Network’s resident Yard Crasher, Chris Lambton. Get an inside look into the hit TV show Yard Crashers, and how you can take what you see on TV to bring into your backyard. Meet & Greet available following the seminar

2:00 – 3:30 “Crashing Your Yard” with HGTV and DIY Network’s resident Yard Crasher, Chris Lambton. Get an inside look into the hit TV show Yard Crashers, and how you can take what you see on TV to bring into your backyard. Meet & Greet available following the seminar

4:00 Easy Cabinet Transformations: How to change your cabinet color & get a smooth professional finish. No priming, sanding & big savings with local interior design expert Debbie Hernandez, from Home Depot & 3TV’s Good Morning Arizona

Sunday, October 4, 2015

10:30-12:00 “Crashing Your Yard” with HGTV and DIY Network’s resident Yard Crasher, Chris Lambton. Get an inside look into the hit TV show Yard Crashers, and how you can take what you see on TV to bring into your backyard. Meet & Greet available following the seminar

12:30-1:15 Using Olive Oil as a Spice? Learn the many flavors of olive oil and how to combine them for the perfect taste plus steps to preparing a healthy marinade with Chef Glenn of Sogno Toscano

2:00 – 3:30 “Crashing Your Yard” with HGTV and DIY Network’s resident Yard Crasher, Chris Lambton. Get an inside look into the hit TV show Yard Crashers, and how you can take what you see on TV to bring into your backyard. Meet & Greet available following the seminar


FREE MASTER GARDENER SEMINARS


Seminars Held in the NorthEast Corner of the Hacienda Pavilion

Friday, October 2, 2015

10:30 Fall Rose Care with Kris Christensen
Are your rose bushes looking frazzled after a long, hot summer? Learn practical, how-to tips on getting them into shape for a glorious end of year bloom. Watch pruning demonstrations, fertilization tips and suggestions for keeping your soil in top shape.

11:45 Composting made Simple with Bonnie Newhoff
Interested in composting but don’t know how to start? Worried that it will be too time consuming, messy, or difficult? Join us for a simple, comprehensive explanation of the methods and materials needed to produce the best possible supplement to Arizona soils. It’s easy, fun, and ecological! Waste not; turn your garbage into the black gold soil gardener’s dream of.

1:00 Fall Vegetable Gardening with Kris Christensen
Want to know the secrets of successfully growing your own vegetables in the desert? Learn how to lay out your garden, the best planting location, preparing the soil, irrigation options, dealing with pests and problems, and when to harvest so you can enjoy your home grown vegetables.

2:15 How to Grow Herbs in the Low Desert with Donna Lorch
Do you want to grow herbs you can cook with and add flavor to your recipes? We will teach you how to prepare the soil, where and how to plant herbs in your garden, and what herbs grow well here in the Arizona climate.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

10:30 The Transplanted Gardener with Olivette Aviso
How you can be a successful new gardener in the Low Desert of Arizona. Information includes: placement of the garden, soil preparation, watering issues, and choosing plants. Resources for the new gardener in Arizona are provided. Bring your questions!

11:45 Crazy for Composting with Jackie Rich
Transform your kitchen and yard waste into compost, a sweet smelling soil amendment, beneficial for growing most non-native plants in the Sonoran Desert. It’s cheap and easy when you know the secrets!

1:00 10 Steps to Successful Vegetable Gardening with Doreen Pollack
Now is the time to plant your vegetables! From the first step of selecting a good location all through to harvesting, you too can have a garden full of veggies to enjoy at your table!

2:15 Growing Wildflowers in Your Yard with Judy Curtis
Fall is the best time to plant wildflower seeds for spring bloom. Learn how to prepare the soil, choose the best varieties, techniques for seeding and caring for young plants will be explained plus a photo presentation of landscaping ideas using native flowers. Additionally, there will be information about where to see wildflowers in their natural habitat.

3:30 Blooming Plants Year Round with Beth Rohlfs
Imagine being able to cut a bouquet from the selection of beautiful blooms right outside your door! Find out how pruning and watering will enhance blooming along with plant health to fill your yard and home with color.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

10:30 Citrus Selection and Care with Debora Moritz
Learn the best practices for success with citrus in the low desert and fill your kitchen with delicious fruit. Topics include: selection, planting, watering, fertilization, pruning, and pest management. Bring your questions for this interactive presentation.

11:45 Bulbs for Fall Planting with Pam Perry
We may never experience the daffodil displays enjoyed elsewhere, but we can plant many spring and summer blooming bulbs each fall for many years of pleasure in our gardens, too! Come, explore what options we have here, what will complement your landscape designs and gardens each spring with just a little planting each fall.

1:00 Ten Under-Used and Under-Appreciated Vegetables with Pam Perry
Discover how the pallet of your fall vegetable garden can include so much more than lettuce, carrots & broccoli! All are easy to grow, each with winning characteristics for the home cook and the vegetable lovers.

2:15 Overseeding and Winter Lawn Care with Bob Kampfe
If you want a green lawn this winter to enjoy, we will be sharing the step-by-step instructions on how to overseed Bermuda grass with perennial ryegrass seed. Included is information on timing, how to grow cool season grass with minimal damage on Bermuda grass, and water conservation tips for your lawn. Includes a ” Seasonal Turf Guide for Overseeded Turf”.