2019 Schedule of Events

2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


FRIDAY, March 1, 2019download schedule in PDF


9:00       Show Opens – Free Package Holding Available in Barton Coliseum and the Hall of Industry

10:00    Grafting Tomatoes: The Why’s and How To’s   John Gavin, Bradley County Extension Agent, Gardening Seminar in the Farm & Ranch Building

10:00     Watch a Pro at Work!  Live Garden Build by Joe Barnett, owner of Little Rock Land Design, Barton Coliseum

10:00     Japanese Maples 101 Scott Smith, River Valley Horticultural Products, How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

10:30     Growing Trees from the Ground Up Jeremy Bemis, Bemis Tree Farm, How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

10:30     Blue Ribbon Club opens for lunch.  Regular Concessions are also open.

11:00     A Glimpse into the Garden Railway Hobby Richard Davis, Central Arkansas Garden Railway Society, How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts
Building

11:15     Native Trees in the Landscape: Selection, Care and Maintenance Caroll Guffey, Jr., Retired Extension Forester, Gardening Seminar in the Farm & Ranch Building

11:30     Gleaning & Hunger Relief Gardens Brandon Chapman, Food Sourcing & Logistics Coordinator, Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

12:00     Beyond the Tomato Cage: 3 Tomato Trellis Options for a Better Harvest Jill McSheehy, Garden writer & podcaster at journeywithjill.net How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

12:30      Awards Program for Greening of Arkansas Grant Program, Scholarships and Volunteer of the Year, Farm & Ranch Building

12:30     Cracked Pot Gardens Kathleen Connole, Ozark Folk Center State Park, How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

1:00       Farming in the Rock: Lessons from a Decade of Producing and Marketing Organically Grown Flowers and Vegetables in the Capital City Chris Hiryak, Little Rock Urban Farming, Gardening Seminar in the Farm & Ranch Building

1:00       Make Your Own Air Plant- Shell Mobil Michael Seal, The Funny Farm, How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

1:30       A Crash Course in Bonsai Dustin Lane, Central Arkansas Bonsai Society, How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

2:00       Floral in Living Color: Design for Spring in Your Home Justin Hoadley & Alex Hudson- Tanarah Luxe Floral & Event Styling, How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

2:15       Ten Steps to Great Roses in Arkansas John Baker, Consulting Rosarian, Gardening Seminar in the Farm & Ranch Building

2:30       Great Azaleas Start with Proper Planting Techniques Ronnie Palmer, Azalea Society of America, How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

3:00       Teas from Camellias?  History & How-to Paige Mizell, Mizell’s Camellia Hill Nursery, How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

3:30       Growing & Maintaining Gardens the Old-Fashioned Way Mike Nocks, White Harvest Seed Co, How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

4:00        Attracting Winged Living Color! Jim Allen, Wild Birds Unlimited (LR), How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

5:00        Show Closes

 

SATURDAY, March 2, 2019


9:00       Show Opens – Free Package Holding Available in Barton Coliseum and the Hall of Industry

9:00       Silent Auction Opens – Benefitting the AFGS Scholarship and Greening of AR Grants, Barton Coliseum

10:00     Pollinators in the Garden Jon Zawislak, Apiculture Instructor, Gardening Seminar in the Farm & Ranch Building

10:00     Beautiful Beds & Borders ARE Possible with Classical Concrete Alternatives Fred Stewart, Classical Curbs, How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

10:30     Blue Ribbon Club opens for lunch.  Regular Concessions are also open.

10:30     Three Easy Recipes for Our Favorite Herb: Rosemary Debbie Tripp, Rosemary Hill Herb Farm, How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

11:00     Agastache: Herb of the Year Susan Belsinger, herbalist, author, educator, How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

11:15     An Introduction to Aquaponics Nolen Buffalo, Owner of The Water Buffalo, a specialty gardening supply shop, Gardening Seminar in the Farm & Ranch Building

11:30     The Monarch Migration Holly Anderson & Leslie Fowler, Arkansas Monarch Conservation Partnership, How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

12:00     Foraging Weeds for Abundant Health! Rose Marie Nuffer, Central Arkansas Herbalism, How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

12:30     Garden Design Made Easy Bob Byers, Director, Ft. Worth Botanic Garden, Gardening Seminar in the Farm & Ranch Building

12:30     Color Is Where You Find It Rand Retzloff, Grand Designs, How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

1:00        A Stylish Garden by Design Chris Olsen, Botanica Gardens, How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

1:30        KISS Rules of Gardening Gerald Klingaman, Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

1:45        Shade Loving Perennials   Janet Carson, Horticulture Columnist, Blogger, Garden Traveler and Recently Retired from Extension Service, Gardening Seminar in the Farm & Ranch Building

2:00        Silent Auction Closes, Barton Coliseum

2:00       African Violets: Beyond the Basics Betty Ferguson, Central Arkansas African Violet Society, How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

2:30       Repotting Phalaenopsis Orchids Yvonne Becker, Arkansas Orchid Society, How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

3:00       Designing a Great Container Garden Bob Byers, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

3:30        Color is at the Heart of all Design! Scott Brents, Fairy Tale Florals, How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

4:00        Beekeeping: Yesterday, Today & the Future Peter Stuckey & Mark Guenther, Central Arkansas Beekeepers, How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

5:00        Show Closes

 

SUNDAY, March 3, 2019


10:00     Show Opens – Free Package Holding Available in Barton Coliseum and the Hall of Industry

10:30     Blue Ribbon Club opens.  Regular Concessions are also open.

10:30     Basic Tips for Maximum Production of Muscadines Al Hall, Pulaski County Master Gardener, How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

11:00     Children’s Activities presented by Audubon Arkansas, Farm & Ranch Building

11:00     Local Resources for Hobby Poultry Operations Dustin Clark, U of A Cooperative Extension Poultry Health Veterinarian, How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

11:30     Better Soil, Better Plants Vic Ford, Director Agricultural & Natural Resources, U of A Cooperative Ext. Service, How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

12:00     Children’s Activities presented by Audubon Arkansas, Farm & Ranch Building

12:00     Increase Your Plant Collection with Successful Cuttings Sharon Mayes, Pulaski County Master Gardener, How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

12:30     Gardening on a Shoestring Susan Rose, Pulaski County Master Gardener, How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

1:00       Grow Your Own Herbs Tina Marie Wilcox, Ozark Folk Center & Susan Belsinger, herbalist, author, educator, How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

1:30        Using the Color Wheel for Eye-Popping Color Combinations Jim Watkins, Frances Flower Shop, How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

2:00        Seven Colorful Birds You Can See in Arkansas Cindy Franklin, Pulaski County Master Gardener & Audubon Society of Central Arkansas How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

2:30        Pixies: Gifts of the Earth Kathy Rodocker. AIFD, CFD, AMF, Stems with Style (Benton), How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

3:00        Show Closes

 

Make plans to join us next year for 2020: A Garden Odyssey!