Weekend Seminar Series

You will not want to miss out on these exciting on-trend seminars.

Seminars are FREE with your paid Expo admission. Most presentations are one hour or less and include time for Q & A.

Mezzanine

 

Saturday, March 16, 2019

1:30 pm- “Orchard Mason Bees: Your Native Pollinators” Jim Ullrich, former owner of Wild Birds Unlimited and current President of Knox Cellars Mason Bees, has designed a presentation which covers the development of a backyard sanctuary. Jim will discuss the interesting relationship of Orchard Mason Bees and backyard birds. There will also be samples of live Mason Bee cocoons and houses for attendees to examine.

3:00 pm- “Gardening with Ciscoe: Fun Ideas for Spring Gardening” Ciscoe Morris is well known in the Pacific Northwest. He appears regularly on T.V. and radio; and he writes for local publications. His book, “Ask Ciscoe”, was a best seller. When he is not speaking or writing, he is often gardening at his home in Northeast Seattle or off hosting a garden tour somewhere in the world. You will not want to miss him!

Sunday, March 18, 2018

11:30 am- “Orchard Mason Bees: Your Native Pollinators” Jim Ullrich, former owner of Wild Birds Unlimited and current President of Knox Cellars Mason Bees, has designed a presentation which covers the development of a backyard sanctuary. Jim will discuss the interesting relationship of Orchard Mason Bees and backyard birds. There will also be samples of live Mason Bee cocoons and houses for attendees to examine.

1:00 pm- “Layering the Landscape” Join us for Marianne Binetti, renowned speaker and author for this fun and informative seminar. Marianne holds a degree in Horticulture from WSU. She is an author of more than a dozen garden books, and hosts radio and TV shows including HGTV, Growing Seattle, KING 5, and syndicated weekly garden column. Binetti also leads garden tours around the world.

 

 

Main Seminar Room

Friday, March 15, 2019

12:30 pm- “Spin Your Meter Backwards” Join Andy Cochrane, President of Power Trip Energy for this informative session about solar power for your home. Solar is an option you should seriously consider. Andy will walk you through the basics, including terminology, technology and how it will pay back over time. You will know important and relevant information about solar as an option, what actions to take, and how to select a contractor for the job. If you have ever considered solar, you should attend this seminar.

2:00 pm- “An Organized Household” Join Sheila Perreault of Blue Nest Homes for an important and informative seminar. Your home looks like a page out of Pinterest, right? Probably not! With work, family, social engagements and other obligations, how do you maintain an organized home? Did you know being disorganized can actually COST you money? I’ll show you how to organize your home and keep it that way! This presentation will include life-hacks to address: Relationships first, ‘things’ second, common obstacles and how to move past them, get organized & stop losing money and time, how to achieve organization, and maintenance of an organized life

3:30 pm- “Bolt It! Brace It!” This seminar is back by popular demand! Is your home securely fastened to your foundation? Presenters from Simpson Strong Tie will explain how to do a home evaluation, navigate the permitting process and explain how to properly bolt and plate a home. Even a small shake can cause significant damage. This course is offered in partnership with Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management, Olympic Peninsula Chapter of the ICC, Kitsap County and Simpson Strong Tie. Note: This class will fill up. Advanced registration with Kitsap Dept. of Emergency Management is strongly encouraged. You can register online at kitsapdem.org or call (360) 307-5870. If you register with the DEM, you will receive one free admission to the expo!

NOTE: This class will fill up. Advanced registration with Kitsap Dept. of emergency Management is strongly encouraged (www.kitsapdem.org or 360-307-5870). Those that do pre-register with the DEM will receive one free admission to the Expo!

 

Saturday, March 16, 2019

10:30 am- “Growing Tomatoes Intuitively” Join inspired gardener, Sam Maupin, of the Brothers Greenhouses in South Kitsap.  Learn how and why to grow your own tomatoes. Get excited about the many different tomato varieties that perform well locally. Be ready to start the season with plenty of information and motivation to have a great harvest.

12 pm- “There’s $500K Hiding in Your House” Join Aaron Murphy, of ADM Architecture, as he speaks on how aging in place in your home can keep you safe AND save you money. He is an expert on Aging in Place, and has literally “wrote the book on it!” This will be an informative seminar.

 

Sunday, March 17, 2019

10:30 am- “Understanding Hoarding Disorder” Sheila Taylor, of Clutter Controllers, will inform you about this serious disorder. Hoarding Disorder has been in the public eye heavily for the past few years because of the television show “Hoarders”.  Unfortunately, the show puts a Hollywood spin on the subject and focuses on the drama of the clean out, rather than the story behind the person and his or her transformation.  In this presentation, Sheila will talk about: triggers and how hoarding disorder becomes a part of a person’s life; co-morbid disorders; collecting vs. hoarding; the types of hoards; common traits; and safety clean-outs.

2:30 pm- “Spin Your Meter Backwards” Join Andy Cochrane, President of Power Trip Energy for this informative session about solar power for your home. Solar is an option you should seriously consider. Andy will walk you through the basics, including terminology, technology and how it will pay back over time. You will know important and relevant information about solar as an option, what actions to take, and how to select a contractor for the job. If you have ever considered solar, you should attend this seminar.