SPEAKERS & PROJECTS

Join us to learn!

Every year at the Siouxland Garden Show, we bring in local, regional and national experts to educate on a wide range of garden-related topics. This year, we're proud to feature Heather Holm, a horticulturist and biologist by training and author of Pollinators of Native PlantsAccess to all Educational Sessions and How-To Sessions is included in the cost of admission, so feel free to attend any and all that you can! Make and Take Projects are individually priced to cover cost of materials, see below for pricing. Schedule is subject to change.

Educational Sessions

Friday, March 24

10:30 am
Tomato Tech - Patrick O’Malley, Commercial Horticulturist, ISU Extension and Outreach

12:00 pm
Creating Wildlife Habitat - Adam Janke, Wildlife Specialst, ISU Extension and Outreach

1:30 pm
Urban Tree Selection - Gabriele Edwards, Urban Forestry Specialist, ISU Extension and Outreach

3:00 pm
Lavender - The Amazing Herb - Mary Hamer, Loess Hills Lavender Farm

4:30 pm
Selecting Native Trees & Shrubs that Support Birds & Pollinators - Heather Holm, author of Pollinators of Native Plants

6:30 pm
How to Spice Up Your Yard: Plants, Yard Art, Mix & Match - Jenny Jorgensen & Marian Cain, Master Gardeners

 

Saturday, March 25

10:30 am
Turf Grass - Adam Thoms, Turfgrass Specialist, ISU Extension and Outreach

12:00 pm
Gardening for Bees & Butterflies - Heather Holm, author of Pollinators of Native Plants

1:30 pm
Landscape Design Basics - Kathleen Cue, Community Environment Associate, Nebraska Extension

3:00 pm
Vegetables 101 - Cindy Haynes, Horticulture Specialist, ISU Extension and Outreach

4:30 pm
Underused Annuals and Perennials - Cindy Haynes, Horticulture Specialist, ISU Extension and Outreach

 

How-To Sessions

Friday, March 24

10:30 am

Birdhouses & Feeders - Adam Janke, Wildlife Specialst, ISU Extension and Outreach

11:30 am
Emerald Ash Borer - Gabriele Edwards, Urban Forestry Specialist, ISU Extension and Outreach

12:30 pm
How to Prune & Train Your Fruit Trees - Patrick O’Malley, Commercial Horticulturist, ISU Extension and Outreach

1:30 pm
Inspired to Eat Seasonally: Vegetables - Georgia Jones, Associate Professor, Nebraska Extension

2:30 pm
Starting Seeds Indoors (Herbs & Veggies) - Margaret Murphy, Master Gardener & Regional Foods Coordinator, ISU Extension and Outreach

3:30 pm
Inspired to Eat Seasonally: Fruit - Georgia Jones, Associate Professor, Nebraska Extension

4:30 pm
Succulent Wreaths - Janelle Johnson, Program Coordinator, ISU Extension and Outreach

6-8 pm
Wine Pairings with Local Wine - Clyde’s Executive Chef Clay Lillie, with Little Swan Lake Winery & Innspiration Vines and Wines

 

Saturday, March 25

10:30 am
You Can Flambé! Myths About Food Safety - Mike Gasaway, WITCC Culinary Instructor and WITCC Students

11:30 am
Landscaping with Grasses - Todd Brockshus, Del’s Garden Center

12:30 pm
Cooking with Herbs - Renee Sweers, Human Sciences Nutrition & Wellness Specialist, ISU Extension and Outreach

1:30 pm
Porch Pots - Todd Brockshus, Del’s Garden Center

2:30 pm
Farmer’s Market Veggies - Renee Sweers, Human Sciences Nutrition & Wellness Specialist, ISU Extension and Outreach

3:30 pm
Grow More in a Smaller Space - Dave Mixdorf, Library Director, South Sioux City Library

Door Prizes Following Last Speaker!

 

Make and Take Projects

Stop by the Make and Take area at any time during the show for hands-on instruction on a gardening craft you can take home with you! Projects start as low as $5 to cover cost of materials.

 

Teacup Bird Feeder

Choose from an array of vintage tea cups and saucers to create your own teacup birdfeeder. Plus, take home resources on how you can make your own birdseed at home from Daniel Burden, Program Specialist, Value Added Agriculture, Iowa State University Extension & Outreach.

 

Succulent Terrarium Garden

Choose a unique glass container that fits your style to create your own succulent garden. Plus, take home resources on caring for succulents indoors.

 

Wood & Glass Flower Holder

Choose from a selection of small, medium, or large refurbished wood pieces to create a wall décor piece for displaying fresh cut flowers.

 

“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.”