Stage presentations are in the Backyard Cantina. 

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Friday, August 13

4:00pm: Joel Karsten: Straw Bale Gardening.  Joel Karsten's technique has been adopted by gardeners all over the planet.  Karsten will explain the advantages of his method and why it has become popular so quickly, as well as how the technique can be used to overcome various problems with successful vegetable gardens using traditional methods, as well as how this method has implications for improving urban food insecurity and other concerns.

5:00pm: Carole Meckes of the Texas Bamboo Society: Bamboo Basics.  This presentation will focus on different types of bamboo that grow well in our area. Carole will draw upon 30 years of experience working with bamboo to discuss planting, transplanting, grooming, and care of bamboo, how to manage a wild grove, tools needed, and how to control bamboo.  She will also explain the difference between running and clumping bamboo. 

Saturday, August 14

12:00pm: Chet Garner of The Daytripper: TRIPPIN TEXAS: ONE DAY AT A TIME

Chet will share his deep love for Texas along with stories from the road that he's gathered while making 12 seasons of his Emmy-award winning program. He'll share lots of ideas of what to SEE, DO, and EAT on your own day trips exploring Austin and the surrounding Hill Country.  You'll be ready to hit the road.  

*Join Chet immediately after his presentation, at Pella Windows & Doors, booth #506, for a meet & greet.

1:00pm: Joel Karsten: Straw Bale Gardening.  Joel Karsten's technique has been adopted by gardeners all over the planet.  Karsten will explain the advantages of his method and why it has become popular so quickly, as well as how the technique can be used to overcome various problems with successful vegetable gardens using traditional methods, as well as how this method has implications for improving urban food insecurity and other concerns.

2:00pm: Dick Peterson: Easy Landscape Design.  Create your own personal oasis with this step-by-step approach to outdoor design and installation. Take home tips on tree, plant and shrub planning, creating your own healthy food and water supply, pest management, green gardening, composting, and more.

3:00pm: Dennis Celsor of Built Green Custom Homes: Affordable Energy Efficiency Secrets for New Homes.  Learn the secrets to really add affordable energy efficiency as you design-build your new custom home.  Build green while protecting the green in your bank account too.

Sunday, August 15

1:00pm: Dick Peterson: Easy Landscape Design.  Create your own personal oasis with this step-by-step approach to outdoor design and installation. Take home tips on tree, plant and shrub planning, creating your own healthy food and water supply, pest management, green gardening, composting, and more.

2:00pm: Carole Meckes of the Texas Bamboo Society: Bamboo Basics.  This presentation will focus on different types of bamboo that grow well in our area. Carole will draw upon 30 years of experience working with bamboo to discuss planting, transplanting, grooming, and care of bamboo, how to manage a wild grove, tools needed, and how to control bamboo.  She will also explain the difference between running and clumping bamboo.

3:00pm: Dennis Celsor of Built Green Custom Homes: Affordable Energy Efficiency Secrets for New Homes.  Learn the secrets to really add affordable energy efficiency as you design-build your new custom home.  Build green while protecting the green in your bank account too.

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