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The How-to Garden features educational and interactive workshops, covering a broad range of important gardening tips, led by industry professionals.  See below for full schedules of our educational presentations and make-and-take classes.

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Team up with a Mariano's Florist to make a fresh cut floral arrangement with an armature made from curly willow!

FOUR special Stem Studio classes held in the "How To Garden" at 5:30PM on March 14th,19th, 20th, and 21st.

There is a $20 participation fee and you get to take home your creation!

Register at the check-in desk to our How-to Garden.


 

 

 

 

 

 


2015 How-to Garden Schedule

Click on the appropriate day for a full list of presenters and topics. Click on the topic for more details.

Saturday, March 14     Sunday, March 15     Monday March 16

Tuesday, March 17     Wednesday, March 18     Thursday, March 19

Friday, March 20     Saturday, March 21     Sunday, March 22 


Saturday, March 14   Gardening Live Stage
11:30 AM

AIFD

Bobbi Cup Design Competition Participants Chosen by Lottery

12:00 PM

Shawna Coronado

How To Grow 35 to 40 Organic Plants Within a 2 Square Foot Garden
1:00 PM

AIFD

Bobbi Cup Design Competition
2:30 PM

Suzie Kostick AIFD, PFCI

"I do . . . Glitz!" Wedding Show
3:30 PM

AIFD

Bobbi Cup Design Competition Winner Announced

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Sunday, March 15   Gardening Live Stage

12:00 PM

Back to the Roots

2:00 PM

Heather Sherwood

Forcing Branches for Spring Blooms
4:00 PM

Heather Sherwood

Edible Spring Container Garden

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Monday, March 16   Gardening Live Stage

12:00 PM

Cook County Farm Bureau

Farmer's Opening Their Doors
2:00 PM

Peterson Garden Project

Tomato Trellising
4:00 PM

Peterson Garden Project

Sowing Seeds & Succession Planting

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Tuesday, March 17   Gardening Live Stage

12:00 PM

Kristie Webber

Spring Container Gardens
2:00 PM

Kristie Webber

Kitchen Herb “How To’s”
4:00 PM

Kristie Webber

Seed Saving 101

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Wednesday, March 18   Gardening Live Stage

12:00 PM

TBA

TBA
2:00 PM

Peterson Garden Project

Growing Potatoes
4:00 PM

Growing Power

TBA

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Thursday, March 19
  Gardening Live Stage

12:00 PM

Nancy Clifton

Flower Show Arrangements
2:00 PM

Nancy Clifton

Herbal Spa Ideas
4:00 PM

Nancy Clifton

Container Tricks of the Trade

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Friday, March 20   Gardening Live Stage

12:00 PM

William Moss

Any Size, Anywhere Edible Gardening
2:00 PM

The Seed Keeper Company

Seed Starting and Saving Made Easy
4:00 PM

Chris Olsen

Refresh, Remix, Restyle

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Saturday, March 21   Gardening Live Stage

12:00 PM

Dave Cantwell

Pruning Basics
2:00 PM

Dave Cantwell

Mulching and Edging Techniques
4:00 PM

Dave Cantwell

Planting Trees and Shrubs

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Sunday, March 22   Gardening Live Stage

12:00 PM

Tom Weaver

Top Ten Houseplants
2:00 PM

Tom Weaver

Terrariums
4:00 PM

Nancy Clifton

Attracting Pollinators to the Garden

Thank you to all of the individuals and organizations that participated in the 2014 How-to Garden! Check back frequently for updates regarding the 2015 How-to Garden.

For highlights from previous years, click here.

 

 
 
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