Saturday, February 29

Our Seminar Schedule is sorted by date, then by room and time. Want to find specific topics? Use our Seminars by Category pages to find the seminars just right for you.

LEGEND

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We post Speakers' handouts every evening by 9 pm after the show closes for the day. If you would like to access the 2020 SPEAKER HANDOUTS, just click on the pink paper icon on the seminar schedule to download and print their handout. We keep the schedule up for months after the show, so you can access all the handouts as you get back out into the garden.

If you do not see paper symbol, it means that the Speaker didn’t provide a handout for that seminar.

Click here for the full Book Signing schedule.


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RAINIER ROOM

(All seminars 60 minutes unless noted)

10:00 AM

A WOMAN'S GARDEN: MEDICINAL PLANTS TO SUPPORT A WOMAN'S HEALTH

Dr J J Pursell - Naturopathic physician, owner, The Herb Shoppe and author, The Herbal Apothecary and The Woman’s Apothecary

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11:30 AM

REGENERATIVE GARDENING: KEY PRINCIPLES FOR PLANT (AND HUMAN) HEALTH

Anne Biklé - Biologist and co-author, The Hidden Half of Nature

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1:00 PM

8 KEY STEPS TO DESIGNING A FENCE-FREE, DEER-RESISTANT GARDEN

Karen Chapman - Designer, Le Jardinet, author, Deer Resistant Design and co-author, Gardening with Foliage First

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2:30 PM

(90 minutes)

GARDEN 101: FACING THE FUTURE -

GARDENING IN A CHANGING CLIMATE
Linda Chalker-Scott, PhD - WSU Asso. Professor and author, Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific NW and How Plants Work

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SEQUESTERING CARBON IN THE GARDEN
Emily Murphy - Designer, expert gardener, author, Grow What You Love and blogger, PassthePistil.com

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GREAT PLANT PICKS FOR A BETTER PLANET
Richie Steffen - Director/Curator, Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden and co-author, Plant Lover’s Guide to Ferns

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4:30 PM

GARDEN JEOPARDY GAME SHOW ROUND 2: THE REMATCH!

Ciscoe Morris - Radio, TV host, columnist and author, Ask Ciscoe and Oh La La!

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6:00 PM

LESSONS FROM MEDITERRANEAN LANDSCAPE DESIGN: IT'S ALL ABOUT PLANTS!

Phillip Waite - Designer, Omorphia Design Studio and university educator in Landscape Architecture

 

HOOD ROOM

(All seminars 60 minutes)

9:30 AM

GROW WHAT YOUR LOVE: GROW A FOOD GARDEN THAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU

Emily Murphy - Designer, expert gardener, author, Grow What You Love and blogger, PassthePistil.com

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11:00 AM

GOOD FIT: SMALL TREES FOR TODAY'S SMALLER NORTHWEST GARDENS

Keith Warren - Former Director of Product Development, Frank Schmidt Nursery, and co-author, The Tree Book

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12:30 PM

BRING PARADISE HOME: CREATE YOUR OWN LUSH JUNGLES AND DESERTSCAPES

Bryon Jones - Horticulturist, Arborist, and Landscape Designer, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium

2:00 PM

JOIN THE PLANTRAMA PODCAST: FLOWER POWER AND THE COCKTAIL HOUR

C L Fornari - Author, Coffee for Roses and The Cocktail Garden Hour and co-host, Plantrama Podcast

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Ellen Zachos - Horticulturist, educator and author, Backyard Foraging and The Wildcrafted Cocktail

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3:30 PM

GARDEN THERAPY: THE POWER AND BEAUTY OF CREATING GARDEN ART

Stephanie Rose - Award-winning author, Garden Made and Garden Alchemy and founder of GardenTherapy.ca

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5:00 PM

THE EASE AND JOY OF GROWING EDIBLES IN CONTAINERS

Toni Gattone - Author, The Lifelong Gardener, Master Gardener, Speaker and Writer

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6:30 PM

GROWING AND USING LAVENDER FOR HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Janice Cox - Author, Natural Beauty from the Garden and Natural Beauty at Home

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DIY STAGE

(All seminars 60 minutes)

10:00 AM

SET IN STONE: MAKING HYPERTUFA TROUGHS

Patrick Ryan - Garden writer, radio host and education specialist, Alaska Botanical Garden

11:45 AM

SNOW – MOON – FLOWER: THE SERENITY OF IKEBANA

Headmaster Hiroki Ohara Headmaster of the Ohara School of Ikebana, Japan

1:30 PM

FLOWERING SHRUBS: PRUNING TO MAXIMIZE BLOOM AND BEAUTY

Christina Pfeiffer - Horticulturist, arborist and co-author, Pacific Northwest Gardening Month-by-Month

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3:15 PM

BACKYARD FRUIT GROWING FOR THE BEGINNER

Theresa Knutsen - Propagations and Greenhouse Manager, Raintree Nursery

5:00 PM

HERBALICIOUS DIY: HOMEGROWN, FORAGED AND HOMEMADE

Robin Haglund - Garden coach, speaker, writer and president, Garden Mentors® Inc.