Demo Time

There’s so much happening at The Fair, where’s a gardener to go? Here’s a quick rundown of a couple rest-stop options for the green thumb and/or environmentalist. Your feet will thank you!

Sustainability Stage

Friday, August 31 (Creative Activities and Annex)
Biodiesel: Minnesota’s Home Grown Energy – 9:30 a.m.
Go Greener At Metro Transit –  11 a.m.
Will Your Next Car Be Electric? – 1 p.m.
Exploring the Twin Cities Bike Trails – 2:30 p.m.
A Prescription for Healthier Air in Cars Today – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 1 (Progress Center, Eco Experience)
Minnesota GreenCorps – 9:30 a.m.
Community Supported Organic Farms and Conventional Farms: The Real Dirt On Food Production – 11 a.m.
Carving A Path Toward a Green Job – 1 p.m.
Horticultural Landscaping: the Ultimate Green Job – 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 2 (Progress Center, Eco Experience)
Status of the Emerald Ash Borer In Minnesota – 9:30 a.m.
Organic Lawn Care – 11 a.m. & 4:30 p.m.
Go Native! Sustaining Songbirds and Other Wildlife in Your Garden – 1 & 6 p.m.
What is a Rain Garden and Why Would I Want One? – 2:30 p.m.

Monday, September 3 (Progress Center, Eco Experience)
Recycling and Creating School Success – 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Superior Dream: Kayaking Around the World’s Largest Lake – 2:30 p.m.
Creating an Allergy Free Home – 4:30 p.m.
Using Solar Energy to Help Power the Planet – 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
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Agriculture/Horticulture Building

Friday, August 31
Straw Bale Gardening – 10 a.m., 5 p.m.
Creating a Theme & Sticking to It: Maximize your Christmas Decorating Impact – 11 a.m.
Edible Landscaping, Attractive and Edible: noon
Night Gardens for Reflection – 1 p.m.
Intro to Bonsai – 2 p.m.

Saturday, September 1
What is a Rain Garden? – 10 a.m.
Using Holiday Greens – 11 a.m.
Growing Apples and the Various Varieties – 1 p.m.
Intro to Bonsai – 2 p.m.
Hydroponics: 365 Days of Food – 3 p.m.
Straw Bale Gardening – 4 p.m.

Sunday, September 2
Growing Apples and the Various Varieties – 5 p.m.
Crop Art at the Fair – noon
Biochar Project – 1 p.m.
Straw Bale Gardening – 2 p.m.
Hydroponics: 365 Days of Food – 3 p.m.
How to Amend Landscape & Garden Soils – 4 p.m.

Monday, September 3
Growing Apples and the Various Varieties (Minnesota Apple Growers Association) – 5 p.m.
Straw Bale Gardening – 11 a.m.
Putting your Lawn and Garden to Bed: What to do for a Better Yard and Garden Next Year – noon
Planting a Bee-Friendly Garden – 1 p.m.

Also at the Ag building Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:
Looking in the Beehive – 10:30 a.m., 12:30, 2:30, 4:30, 6:30 p.m.
Cooking with Honey – 11, 11:30 a.m., noon
Harvesting Honey – 1, 2, 4, 5 p.m.
Ask the Apple Grower – 10 a.m.
Ask the Grape Grower – 11 a.m.

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