Seminar Schedule for April 24, 25, 26, 2015.

FREE MASTER GARDENER SEMINARS


Seminars Held in the North East corner of the Home Arts Building

Friday, April 24, 2015

10:30 Citrus Selection and Care with Debora Moritz
Come learn how to grow citrus successfully in your yard. Topics will include: selection, planting, fertilizing, irrigation, pruning, common pests, diseases, and nutrient deficiencies

11:45 Agaves/Aloes & More with Debora Moritz
There will be an overview of some of the huge array of alternatives provided by succulents and where to place them in your landscape. Debora will show you some striking plants that are easy to grow and are well adapted to our low desert environment

1:00 How to Grow Herbs in the Low Desert with Donna Lorch
Come learn how to get the soil prepared, where and how to plant herbs and what herbs grow well here

2:15 Understanding Your Irrigation System / Water to Maximize Bloom with Beth Rohlfs
Here is your chance to understand the pieces, parts, and components of a typical Arizona landscape irrigation system. Then, we’ll discuss ways to adjust your irrigation system to maximize plant bloom

Saturday, April 25, 2015

10:30 Crazy about 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!

11:45 Growing Herbs & the Principles of Growing in Pots with Roylee Brown
Do you want to have fresh, fragrant herbs right out your back door? This class will help you to know how to select, locate, and maintain herbs in the low desert. Roylee will also share with you how to be successful growing plants in pots

1:00 Gardening in the Valley of the Sun with Roylee Brown
Learn what is unique about our native soil and how to amend the soil to be a successful gardener. Included will be a discussion on what you can plant every month

2:15 Year Around Blooming Desert Adapted Plants with Lee Ann Aronson
Come and learn to know what desert adapted plants will bloom for you year around

3:30 Irrigating While Conserving Water with Judy Curtis
If you want to know how to have healthy and beautiful plants and save water throughout the year then this class is for you

Sunday, April 26, 2015

10:30 Good Bye Lawn, Hello Food with Doreen Pollack
Follow Doreen’s journey through what it takes to convert a grass lawn to an edible yard and how to enhance the soil for your new garden

11:45 How to Make Your Own Compost with Doreen Pollack
If you want to learn how to make compost from your kitchen and yard waste this class is for you

1:00 The Magic of Desert Plants with Linda McCabe
Understand and appreciate the magic of these amazing plants, what to choose for your landscape and how to make these plants thrive

2:15 Get your Grass Up and Growing with Sharon Dewey
When spring comes to the desert, it is time to help wake up your dormant grass and transition from rye to bermuda. We will cover how to water efficiently, the proper management methods of mowing, fertilizing, dethatching, aerating, and other tips on how to be the green envy of your neighborhood by having a healthy and vibrant summer lawn

Do you have a turfgrass question? Master Gardener & Certified Turfgrass Professional, Sharon Dewey, will be available to answer your questions Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 2:00PM at the Master Gardener seminar area.

Do you have a turfgrass question? Master Gardener & Certified Turfgrass Professional, Sharon Dewey, will be available to answer your questions Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 2:00PM at the Master Gardener seminar area.

Gardening Book Sale: Make sure to visit the Master Gardener seminar area for books by experts on gardening in our desert conditions. There will be special show prices for these books from the Arizona Master Gardener Press
. Maricopa County Master Gardener Vegetable & Fruit Planting Calendars ($5) & Soil Probes ($20) will be for sale at the Master Gardener seminar area.


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 North East corner of the AG Building

Friday, April 24, 2015

11:00 The Myths of Olive Oil Know what to buy! Learn the advantages, disadvantages & multiple uses. Making the best choices for health, flavor and recipe results.

12:00 Update Your Kitchen on a Budget:Make over your kitchen with the latest trends without the major expense by Debbie Hernandez from Home Depot & 3TV

1:00 Cabinet Transformations: How to change your cabinet color & get a smooth professional finish. No priming, sanding & big savings with Debbie Hernandez from Home Depot & 3TV

2:00 Chalk Paint 101: Create a shabby chic vintage look without sanding or priming! Great for furniture pieces, frames, candlesticks, cabinets & more

3:00 Lighting the Future: Transform your home inside & out with all the latest in technology and design. Let a Lighting Expert show you, with a flip of a switch, how to create the perfect ambiance & increase home value

Saturday, April 25, 2015

11:00 The Myths of Olive Oil Know what to buy! Learn the advantages, disadvantages & multiple uses. Making the best choices for health, flavor and recipe results.

12:00 Update Your Kitchen on a Budget: Make over your kitchen with the latest trends without the major expense by Debbie Hernandez from Home Depot & 3TV

1:00 Cabinet Transformations: How to change your cabinet color & get a smooth professional finish. No priming, sanding & big savings with Debbie Hernandez from Home Depot & 3TV

2:00 Chalk Paint 101: Create a shabby chic vintage look without sanding or priming! Great for furniture pieces, frames, candlesticks, cabinets & more

3:00 Lighting the Future: Transform your home inside & out with all the latest in technology and design. Let a Lighting Expert show you, with a flip of a switch, how to create the perfect ambiance & increase home value

4:00 World Market finds, Hot New Trends in the World of Interior Design Our very own trend spotter, Tabitha Evans, will be sharing all of the latest trends & secret finds. Come get inspired with hot, new designer furniture, accessories & more!!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

11:00 The Myths of Olive Oil. Know what to buy! Learn the advantages, disadvantages & multiple uses. Making the best choices for health, flavor and recipe results.

12:00 Update Your Kitchen on a Budget: Make over your kitchen with the latest trends without the major expense by Debbie Hernandez from Home Depot & 3TV

1:00 Cabinet Transformations: How to change your cabinet color & get a smooth professional finish. No priming, sanding & big savings with Debbie Hernandez from Home Depot & 3TV

2:00 Chalk Paint 101: Create a shabby chic vintage look without sanding or priming! Great for furniture pieces, frames, candlesticks, cabinets & more

3:00 Lighting the Future: Transform your home inside & out with all the latest in technology and design. Let a Lighting Expert show you, with a flip of a switch, how to create the perfect ambiance & increase home value