SPEAKERS

Join us to learn

Friday, April 5

Time

Speaker Room A

Speaker Room B

9:30 - 10:30 am

"Dealing with Iowa's Latest Invasive Insects"

Donald Lewis
Extension Entomologist
ISU Extension and Outreach

"Yellow Grass, Brown Patches and Too Many Weeds: What's Wrong With My Lawn?"

Kelly Feehan
Horticulture Extension Educator
Nebraska Extension

10:45 - 11:45 am

"If Only Trees Could Talk"

Kelly Feehan
Horticulture Extension Educator
Nebraska Extension

"Garden Treasures from America's Grasslands"

Jim Locklear
Director of Conservation
Lauritzen Gardens

12:30 - 1:30 pm

"Gardening for Butterflies and Pollinators"

Donald Lewis
Extension Entomologist
ISU Extension and Outreach

"Starting Seeds Indoors"

Marion Cain
Dakota County Voices for Food volunteer and Master Gardener
Dakota County Voices for Food Community Garden

1:45 - 2:45 pm

"Weather and My Garden"

Elwynn Taylor
Professor of Ag Meteorology and Extension Climatologist
Iowa State University

"More than a Pretty Place: Celebrating Ten Years of Conservation at Lauritzen Gardens"

Jim Locklear
Director of Conservation
Lauritzen Gardens

3:00 - 4:00 pm

"Create a Butterfly Garden that Supports Monarchs and Other Pollinators"

Jim Kessler
Biology Adjunct Instructor
Iowa Valley Community College - Grinnell

"Nature Photography Right in Your Own Backyard"

Michael P. Greiner
Nature/Wildlife and Fine Art Photographer
Michael P. Greiner Photography

4:15 - 5:15 pm

"Produce Basics: Handling and Storing Produce for Best Quality and Food Safety"

Renee Sweers
Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition and Wellness
ISU Extension and Outreach

"Why Planting Native Butterfly Gardens and Restoring Habitats Matters"

Jim Kessler
Biology Adjunct Instructor
Iowa Valley Community College - Grinnell

6:30 - 7:30 pm

"Worm Castings in the Garden"

Pat Anderson
VermiCorp Organics

"Texture in the Garden"

Todd Brockshus
Del's Garden Center

 

Saturday, April 6

Time

Speaker Room A

Speaker Room B

9:30 - 10:30 am

"Conservation at Home: Attracting Beneficial Insects to Your Garden"

Jennifer Hopwood
Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist for the Midwest
Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

"Healthy Cooking and Salad Prep with Fresh Ingredients"

Tracey Badar
Director of Nutritional Care Services
Mercy Medical Center, Sioux City

10:45 - 11:45 am

"My Garden Mistakes"

Jan Riggenbach
Syndicated Columnist and Author

"Bees' Needs: How You Can Help Native Bees"

Jennifer Hopwood
Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist for the Midwest
Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

12:00 - 1:00 pm

"Small Fruits"

John Ball
Professor, SDSU Extension Forestry Specialist & South Dakota Department of Agriculture Forest Health Specialist
South Dakota State University

"Enjoying a New Outdoor Fire Pit"

Shawn Tabke
General Manager
Southdale Nursery and Greenhouse

1:30 - 2:30 pm

"Emerald Ash Borer and the Selection of Trees"

John Ball
Professor, SDSU Extension Forestry Specialist & South Dakota Department of Agriculture Forest Health Specialist
South Dakota State University

"Landscape Basics for Homeowners"

Kathleen Cue
Extension Horticulture Educator
Nebraska Extension

2:45 - 3:45 pm

"Say Hello to Hydrangeas"

Todd Brockshus
Del's Garden Center

"Fifty-Five Years of Chasing Images"

Don Poggensee
Photographer/Owner
Wind Rider Images

“The Siouxland Garden Show will give area garden enthusiasts a jumpstart on their spring and summer landscape and outdoor planning,” said Carol Larvick, Extension educator at UNL Extension. “This event will have something for novice flower and garden enthusiasts and those who have been gardening for many years.”