Smart Gardening Presentations at the Escanaba Kiwanis Noon Home & Garden Show

Date: April 8, 2016 - April 10, 2016
Time: see agenda
Location: Ruth Butler Building, UP State Fairgrounds, 2401 12th Ave. N, Escanaba, MI 49829
Contact: Rebecca Krans, 906-875-0606, kransr@anr.msu.edu

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Smart Gardening Presentation Schedule

**Attendees at all Smart Gardening presentations can enter to win different garden-themed door prizes. Must be present to win! Many different door prizes will be offered. Please see following list of sponsors for businesses who have donated.**

Friday, April 8

5 - 5:45 p.m.            Smart Care & Selection of Hydrangeas, Dave Gafner, Horticulturist

                                    (door prizes:   Hydrangea ‘Endless Summer’, wine/cheese/sausage gift basket)

5:45 - 6:30 p.m.        Smart Gardening Vertically with Pallets with Rebecca Krans, MSU Extension

                                    (door prizes:  Lakestate Industries vertical pallet garden, wine/cheese/sausage gift basket)

7:30 – 8:15 p.m.       Smart Gardening with Compost by Brad Morgan, Morgan Composting

                                    (door prizes:  kitchen compost bin, wine/cheese/sausage gift basket)

8:15 – 9 p.m.           Smart Gardening for Pollinators, Rebecca Krans, MSU Extension

                                    (door prizes:  spring bulb planter, $25 gift certificate for daylilies, wine/cheese/sausage gift basket)

Saturday, April 9

9 – 9:45 a.m.            Starting Small, Liz Slajus, UP Consumer Horticulture Support, Extension Master Gardener

                                    (door prizes:  seeds, weeding rake, hats, wine/cheese/sausage gift basket)

11 – 11:45 a.m.        Smart Gardening with Worm castings, Brad Morgan, Morgan Composting

                                    (door prizes:  seeds, garden hoe, wine/cheese/sausage gift basket)

1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.    Smart Tools of the Trade, Collin Thompson, Farm Manager, North Farm

                                    (door prizes:  garden hoe, set of (3) tools, 1 cultivator, hand files, wine/cheese/sausage gift basket)

3 – 3:45 p.m.           Smart Gardening with Youth, Brad Morgan, Morgan Composting

                                    (door prizes:  hand trowel, seeds, wine/cheese/sausage gift basket)

5 – 5:45 p.m.          Smart Gardening with Season Extenders, Collin Thompson, Farm Manager

                                    (door prizes:  hand files, wine/cheese/sausage gift basket)

6 – 6:45 p.m.           Smart Gardening Vertically with Pallets with Rebecca Krans, MSU Extension

                                    (door prizes:  Lakestate Industries vertical pallet garden, wine/cheese/sausage gift basket)

Sunday, April 10

9 - 9:45 a.m.             Garden Hoe demonstration, Matt Hansen

                                   (door prizes:  linseed oil, rust remover, hand files, wine/cheese/sausage gift basket

11 – 11:45 a.m.       Get the ‘smart’ mix for your growing needs, Brad Morgan, Morgan Composting

                                   (door prizes:  peony certificate, MI bulb certificate, wine/cheese/sausage gift basket, free mix from Morgan Composting)

1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.    Smart Gardening for Pollinators, Rebecca Krans, MSU Extension

                                    (door prizes:  $25 gift certificate, hydrangea, seeds)

**Throughout the show, create a bee hotel with your family.  Take home and hang to help native mason bees (non-stinging).**

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