|Flagstaff Home & Garden Show 2016 Booth|
From April 8-10 the Master Gardener Assoc. had a booth and 15 garden/cooking talks at the NAU Fieldhouse. Attendance at the show has decreased over the years, but we were able to help many northern Arizona gardeners and cooks. At the booth there were many questions and much interest in the garden guide and the new Grow Flagstaff Seed Library.
Our new venue in "the Hub" for talks proved to be a nice addition. The room had good sound, comfortable seating, and was convenient to the entrance to the show. We had some good audiences to some truly inspiring talks (over 250 participants). Some were so good that we will repeat a few for our monthly meetings.
Julie Lancaster had the largest audience on Sunday. I am including a couple of handouts you might be interested in including one of hers on "Companion Planting".
Bringing Beneficial Critters to Your Landscape
Texas Rain Water Garden Plant List - http://aggie-horticulturee.tamu.edu/earthkind/EKSelector.html
Thanks to all those who took the time to help set-up/take-down, sit at our booth, and prepare a talk for the show. Special thanks to Jackie Clark who organized the event and spent most of her weekend there, and to Hattie Braun who helped us learn something about PowerPoint and setting up the computer between tennis matches and helping her husband set up a chicken coop. I spent most of my time setting up speakers, learning about computers, and listening to some great talks.