Seminar Schedule for July 17, 18, 19, 2015.

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 Under the Red Zone!

Friday, July 17, 2015

11:00 Under the Tuscan Fork: Taste & experience Italy through your pallet. Learn the difference between infused & crushed olive oil, health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet and witness a Sogno Toscano chef prepare their famous “12 Seconds to Tuscany” spicy Italian Marinade.

12:00 DIY Artificial Turf. Be the “green envy” of your neighborhood by installing artificial turf like the pros. We will teach you the proper base, infill and seaming techniques to get the job done.

1:00 Cooking with Honey, Nature’s Perfect Sweetener. Come learn easy flavorful recipes plus the amazing health & beauty benefits of honey with the 2015 American Honey Queen.

2:00 Experience Summer at the many Arizona State Parks. Learn about all of the parks Arizona has to offer to plan your summer getaway and cool off. 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.

3:00 Busy as a Bee! Put your fears to rest and get the buzz on honeybees in our environment, every day products produced from the hive and how 1/3 of our entire diet is a result of their pollination services.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

11:00 Under the Tuscan Fork: Sample, taste & experience Italy through your pallet. Learn the difference between infused & crushed olive oil, health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet and witness a Sogno Toscano chef prepare their famous “12 Seconds to Tuscany” spicy Italian Marinade.

12:00 DIY Artificial Turf. Be the “green envy” of your neighborhood by installing artificial turf like the pros. We will teach you the proper base, infill and seaming techniques to get the job done.

1:00 Come Stump the Queen, the go-to cleaning expert, as she wows you with her knowledge, great sense of humor and unusual cleaning methods.

2:00 Cooking with Honey, Nature’s Perfect Sweetener. Come learn easy flavorful recipes plus the amazing health & beauty benefits of honey with the 2015 American Honey Queen.

3:00 Busy as a Bee! Put your fears to rest and get the buzz on honeybees in our environment, every day products produced from the hive and how 1/3 of our entire diet is a result of their pollination services.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

11:00 Under the Tuscan Fork: Taste & experience Italy through your pallet. Learn the difference between infused & crushed olive oil, health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet and witness a Sogno Toscano chef prepare their famous “12 Seconds to Tuscany” spicy Italian Marinade.

12:00 DIY Artificial Turf. Be the “green envy” of your neighborhood by installing artificial turf like the pros. We will teach you the proper base, infill and seaming techniques to get the job done.

1:00 Come Stump the Queen, the go-to cleaning expert, as she wows you with her knowledge, great sense of humor and unusual cleaning methods.

2:00 Cooking with Honey, Nature’s Perfect Sweetener. Come learn easy flavorful recipes plus the amazing health & beauty benefits of honey with the 2015 American Honey Queen.

3:00 Busy as a Bee! Put your fears to rest and get the buzz on honeybees in our environment, every day products produced from the hive and how 1/3 of our entire diet is a result of their pollination services.


STUMP THE QUEEN July 18th & 19th @ 1 PM

You’ve seen her on Oprah, Dr. Phil, Kelly and Michael, The View, The Today Show and her own show, Talking Dirty with the Queen of Clean® on the DIY Network. You have read her tips in magazines such as Women’s Day, Real Simple, Redbook, HGTV, and Woman’s World to name a few.

Queen of Clean®, Linda Cobb will be live onstage to show you natural, amazing ways to clean just about anything and to share some of her favorite products.

She will play Stump The Queen with the audience, answering your toughest and dirtiest cleaning questions.

Don’t miss your chance to personally TALK DIRTY with the Queen of Clean®.

The Queen will be giving away copies of her New York Times Best Selling book, Talking Dirty with the Queen of Clean® to some of the audience who ask some great questions.

After her appearance she will be selling and autographing copies of some of her books. (Cash and Check only)


FREE MASTER GARDENER SEMINARS


Seminars Held Under the Red Zone

Friday, July 17, 2015

10:30: Maintaining your Health while Gardening with Lee Ann Aronson
Learn how to prevent injury to your back and knees while maintaining good health with these three special types of gardening: Container Gardening, Raised Beds, and the Instant Garden

11:45: Watering Basics and Irrigation through the Summer with Jim Oravetz
How to preserve good plant health, reduce waste and lower water bills with the appropriate watering schedule for Summer and every season. A demonstration of the Soil Moisture Probe, the most important tools for efficient watering, will take the guesswork out of how long and how often to water. Available for purchase $20.00.

1:00: Citrus Care with Dave Haase
What you can do today to sustain your winter yield. The best success practices to apply to citrus all year round: selection, watering, fertilizing, pruning, and pest management. Bring your questions for this interactive presentation. Handout included.

2:15: Preparing for the Fall with Beth Rohlfs
How minimal Summer yard work can give you that beautiful landscape for the fall. Topics will include fertilizing, pruning, watering for trees, shrubs, flowers, lawns, cactus, agaves and plant times for specific plants.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

10:30: Creating a successful Raised Garden with Don Sutton
What is a raised garden and why are they so popular? Come to this seminar to find out everything you need to know about raised gardens, when, and why. Handouts are included.

11:45: Watering Basics and Irrigation through the Summer with Jim Oravetz
How to preserve good plant health, reduce waste and lower water bills with the appropriate watering schedule for Summer and every season. A demonstration of the Soil Moisture Probe, the most important tools for efficient watering, will take the guesswork out of how long and how often to water. Available for purchase $20.00.

1:00: Saving your Trees from the Monsoon Season with Cathy Rymer
Trees are the most important living elements of your landscape. Just in time for monsoon season, join Master Gardener and ISA certified arborist, Cathy Rymer, for this presentation on how to avoid common mistakes that contribute to tree failure in storms. You will learn the art and science of good pruning, how to keep your investments healthy, functional and looking great, and when and how to find a professional when needed.

2:15: The Many Benefits of Collecting Rainwater with Paul Holdeman
Learn how to capture rainwater and use the latest technology, ANYONE can take part in the Green movement of water reclamation and re-­‐use – even people who live in HOAs. Possible uses for captured rainwater include landscape irrigation, car washing, and just about any use you can imagine.

3:30: Cool Off with Ponding with Paul Holdeman
Holy cattails, Batman! Summer is high ponding season and what better place to garden in our Phoenix heat than knee-­‐deep in water! Learn the right way to care for your living pond or stream, and your fishies will thank you.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

10:30: The Basics of Composting with Pam Perry
The greenest of the green, composting recycles nutrients and yard waste bringing the garden full cycle. Learn the basics of backyard composting, how to reduce contribution to the waste stream and create the ultimate “black gold” soil gardeners dream of.

11:45: Watering Basics and Irrigation through the Summer with Jim Oravetz
How to preserve good plant health, reduce waste and lower water bills with the appropriate watering schedule for Summer and every season. A demonstration of the Soil Moisture Probe, the most important tools for efficient watering, will take the guesswork out of how long and how often to water. Available for purchase $20.00.

1:00: What do Vegetable Gardeners do in the Summertime with Pam Perry
How spending a little time on just a few chores during the summer months reaps the benefits of monsoon planting in October. Gardens will have soil and compost ready for starting those wonderful fall veggies. Avoid playing catch up in order to best benefit from the October beginnings of the cool vegetable season! Pam will be sharing her short summer “to do list”!

2:15: Summer Lawn Care with Sharon Dewey
Learn how to have a lawn that is the “green envy” of your neighborhood. Included are water conservation tips and information on how to fertilize, mow, and when to dethatch. Includes a monthly Turf Tip Guide handout and “Watering by the Numbers”.

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.

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 2:00 PM at the Master Gardener seminar area.