Vendors & a dozen workshops set for GROW Jamestown Garden Fair on April 1

GROW Jamestown Garden Fair and Home Show
Vendors as well as presentation are scheduled for the GROW Jamestown Garden Fair and Home Show to be held Saturday, April 1. Photo courtesy GROW Jamestown

The GROW Jamestown Garden Fair and Home Show will take place from from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 1 at the Northwest Arena, 319 W 3rd St., Jamestown.

More than 50 vendors and 12 workshops have been lined up by the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation.

A key feature of the event is the educational workshops hosted by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program of Chautauqua County and other area professionals. This year a dozen workshops will  focus on gardening and home improvement:

  • Sprinkle Flowers on Your Plate – Growing and Using Edible Flowers.
  • Ask-a-Master-Gardener Panel – Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteers will answer your gardening questions.
  • Medicinal Properties of Common Herbs – A workshop on cultivation and use. Gardening tips for each herb will be discussed. Samples and recipes will be shared with the group.
  • Raised Garden Bed Construction and  Care – Demonstration on how to build a raised bed garden frame. Learn how to grow vegetables in a raised bed, soil preparation, composting, square foot/intensive gardening and successive planting.
  • Seed Starting and Vegetable Gardening – Learn the basics about seed starting and how to grow healthy, robust vegetables.
  • What is Ailing My Tree? – Answers to many common questions about caring for your trees.
  • Gardening for Butterflies/Monarch Way Station –  Tips on how to grow a butterfly garden with a focus on attracting monarch butterflies to your yard.
  • Paint Like a Pro – Learn painting techniques and tips from a paint pro from Lowe’s.
  • Ask-a-Contractor – Bring your home improvement questions!
  • Boosting Curb Appeal on a Budget
  • Energy Efficiency in Your Home – How to bundle up your home to save money by saving energy.

New this year is a documentary feature. Two documentaries will be streaming in the upstairs of the arena. They are “Dirt” and  “Lunch Love Community.”

Vendors scheduled to attend include nurseries, contractors, landscape designers, craft vendors, food vendors, neighborhood clusters and more. New this year is an interactive hydroponic system presented by the BioDome Project as well as two new businesses, Havana Cuban Café and Pizzeria and Full Moon Rising Bakery, which will be serving food and confections.

The GROW Jamestown Garden Fair and Home Show is presented by Mike’s Nursery. Owner Mike Krauth and his staff will be giving away free tomato seedlings to every show attendee while supplies last.

In addition, the first 1,000 people to arrive at the event will receive a free reusable grocery tote courtesy of Wegmans in Jamestown. The event is also sponsored by the Resource Center, Stone & Outdoor Living Center, RSVP, Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program, Century 21 Turner Brokers, Lowes Pro Services and the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation.

“This event not only excites the community that spring is underway, but it offers education and resources to get your flower and produce gardens up and running with ease,” said Christina Breen, Event and Project Associate for the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation.

The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation is a public-private partnership supporting downtown and neighborhood revitalization through stakeholder engagement, innovation and reinvestment in the greater Jamestown area.






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