2007 Super Saturday Sustainable Gardening Expo

May 23, 2007

May 23, 2007

Red Square near Seminar II Building - look for signs


12:30 p.m. - David Montgomery, Pd.D.
"The History of Dirt"

Montgomery is an author and Earth and Space Sciences faculty member at the University of Washington. He is an expert in geomorphology, the study of landforms. Managing ecological systems and human societies is a prime focus of his work. His presentation will focus on how human activity affects Puget Sound.

2:15 p.m. - Marianne Binetti
"Dirt cheap gardening and Kitchen cupboard pest control"
Binetti is a northwest horticultural expert, dispensing gardening tips and answers on HGTV and the Discovery Channel. Plus, her weekly gardening column appears in the Seattle Post Intelligencer (Thursdays), The Olympian and numerous other newspapers. She lives with her family near Seattle, Washington. Both presenters will offer book signings after their presentation and books will be available for sale at the Gardening Expo area. Binetti's "Best Garden Plants for Washington and Oregon" and Montgomery's "Dirt" and "King Salmon."

Day's Activities:

  • Propagation workshops
  • Container gardening demonstrations
  • Bonsai demonstration
  • Beneficial insect giveaway and environmental health information from Thurston County Environmental HealthMaster Gardener plant clinics - answers to your gardening questions!
  • Composting information and demonstrations Kids activities - grow your own roses, plant sunflower seeds, view insects through microscope, make seed balls and play in the mud!
  • Deer resistant hedgerow demonstration