Jamestown Garden Fair and Home Show

Date(s) - Saturday, Apr 02, 2016
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena


The GROW Jamestown Garden Fair and Home Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 2 at the Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena, 319 W 3rd St., Jamestown.

While the event has been focused on gardening in the past, this year home improvement features have been added. There will be about 50 vendors.

Workshop schedule

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Front Yard Design: Steven Sandberg, Sandberg Kessler Architecture PC

Energy Conservation in Your Home: Dan Reynolds, Jamestown BPU Energy Efficiency coordinator

Raised Garden Bed Construction & Care: Larry Kestner, 40+year gardener

Noon to 12:45 p.m.

Tree Selection & Planting: Lori Brockelbank, certified arborist

Help With Your “Honey-Do” List – Q&A with a Contractor: Paul Marlinski, general contractor

Seed Starting & Vegetable Gardening: Jim Cowan, Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Chautauqua County Master Gardener  Volunteer

1-1:45 p.m.

Deer in My Dahlias, Voles in My Turnips – Prevention & Control of Wildlife Damage in Your Garden: Nancy Jager, CCE  Chautauqua County Master Gardener  Volunteer

Home Improvements Through Weatherization–More Than Just Windows: Steve Nichols, Chautauqua Opportunities, construction manager

Ask a Master Gardener (Panel): Reg Boutwell, Jim Cowan, Patricia Martonis, Mary Rees and Steve Rees, all CCE  Chautauqua County Master Gardener  Volunteers

2-2:45 p.m.

Native Plants – Why Plants That Were Growing Locally Before Columbus Landed are Good for Your Garden Today: Mary Rees, CCE  Chautauqua County Master Gardener  Volunteer

Saving the Harvest – Canning and Freezing Basics: Cheryl Wahlstrom, CCE Chautauqua County Master Food Preserver Volunteer

Gardening For Every Body: Joint Aches? Back Pain? Use a Wheelchair?  Garden Tools and Techniques to Make Gardening Fun Again: Patricia Martonis, CCE  Chautauqua County Master Gardener  Volunteer

3-3:45 p.m.

Rain Garden Design, Installation, & Maintenance: Betsy Burgeson, Chautauqua Institution, supervisor of Gardens and Landscape

Lead Safe Renovations in the Home: Brent Sheldon, Chautauqua County Department of Health & Human Services, P.H.S., C.R.A.

Developing a Landscape & Planting Plan: Rod Drake, landscape architect