Edible gardens galore

March 23, 2010 4:29:20 PM PDT
Edible gardens galore! Teach your kids the importance of food by helping them grow their own fruits and vegetables with fun and unique ideas.

In honor of the great and simple act of The Obama White House Victory Garden, the 2010 SF Flower & Garden Show will showcase its own Edible Victory Garden on the spacious grounds of the San Mateo Event Center.

The Victory Garden will teach visitors how to be closer to their food at home, school, work and play. As great example of Thinking Globally & Acting Locally, the Victory Garden is taking this idea one step further and teaming with local farms to supply their products to feed show visitors! Dubbed Slow Food Plaza this will be one of the most popular meeting spots at the Show.

Event Information:
25th Annual San Francisco Flower & Garden Show
March 24-28, 2010
Show doors open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday
San Mateo Event Center
2495 South Delaware Street
San Mateo, CA 94403
Website: calendar.smeventcenter.com

Tickets:

A one-day adult ticket purchased at the door will be $20. Advance adult tickets purchased online by phone or at Bay Area nurseries through March 17 are $16.

This year, one adult ticket will be good for all five days of the show

  • Students (18-25) with valid student ID, $9 at the door
  • Youth (6-17) $4 at the door Children 5 and under are free
  • Half-day from 3pm to closing Wed. through Sat. (Sun. at 2pm) $13 at the door
  • Group tickets (20 or more tickets by arrangement) $15
About the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show:

California's most prestigious Spring Garden Event is being reborn in 2010. It will feature world-class Display Gardens, free seminars and extensive Garden Marketplace.

Five days devoted to edible & ornamental gardening, garden art, design, green living products.Special emphasis on Edible Gardens, Eco-Friendly Gardening, and Gardening for Children. 25th Anniversary Gift!: Attend all five days with the purchase of one adult ticket.

World-Class Seminar Series


Edible Gardening

ROSALIND CREASY
Landscape designer & author of 'The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping'
Edible Landscapes: The New American Garden -- A Mouth-Watering Presentation of Edible Landscape Design
March 25, 1 p.m.

PAMELA K. PEIRCE
Author, garden consultant, photographer and environmental horticulture instructor
Successful Food Gardening for Beginners -- Get Flavor, Nutrition & Fun Growing Your Own Food
March 24, 3:30 p.m.

JEAN ANN VAN KREVELAN
Director of Social Media for Cool Springs Press, author of 'Grocery Gardening'
Plant or Purchase? -- Which Edibles to Grow and Which to Buy
March 28, 2:15 p.m.

Recycling & Sustainable Gardening

PAMELA BERSTLER (2010 Show Judge)
Landscape designer, contractor, author and television host
Save Money, Save Water -- Get a Beautiful Garden on a 'Water Budget'
March 24, 1 p.m.

From Water Guzzling to Water Conservation -- Five Ways to Convert Your Irrigation System
March 25, 4:45 p.m.

JOHN GREENLEE
Owner, Greenlee Nursery, author of 'The American Meadow Garden'
Meadows by Design -- A Revolution in Sustainable Landscapes
March 26, 1 p.m.

SAXON HOLT
Professional garden photographer, 'The American Meadow Garden'
The Aesthetics of Sustainability -- Visually Defining Our Gardening Expectations
March 27, 1 p.m.

RENEE SHEPHERD
Owner of Renee's Garden, author of 'Kitchen Garden'
Seed Starting for Beginners -- Growing Your Own Kitchen Garden
March 24, 12:15 p.m.

Gardening in Containers & Small Spaces

DEBRA LEE BALDWIN
Award-winning garden photojournalist, author of 'Succulent Container Gardens'
Succulent Container Gardens -- Learn to Create Elegant, Easy-Care Containers
March 24, 2:15 p.m.

MAUREEN GILMER (2010 Show Judge)
Television host and author of 17 gardening books, including 'The Small Budget Gardener'
Small Budget Solutions -- Garden Design for Cash Strapped Gardeners
March 24, 2:15 p.m.

JEAN ANN VAN KREVELAN
Director of Social Media for Cool Springs Press, author of 'Grocery Gardening'
Small Space Edible Gardens -- Maximum Harvest from Minimal Space
March 27, 4:45 p.m.

For Plant Lovers & Gardeners

SUZY BALES
Author of 'Garden Bouquet & Beyond: Creating Wreaths Garlands and More in Every Garden Season'
Garden Bouquets & Beyond -- Creating Wreaths, Garlands & More in Every Garden Season
March 25, 2:15 p.m.

The Down-to-Earth Gardener -- Common Sense Approach to Gardening
March 26, 10:30 a.m.

ROGER GOSSLER
Owner of Gossler Farms Nursery and co-author of 'The Gossler Guide to the Best Hardy Shrubs'
Fabulous Foliage -- Spectacular Shrubs for California Gardens
March 25, 4:45 p.m.

KEEYLA MEADOWS
Designer, Artist, author of 'Fearless Color Gardens'
Fearless Color Gardens -- A Guide to Jumping Off the Color Wheel
March 26, 2:15 p.m.

BERNARD TRAINOR (2010 Show Judge)
Landscape Designer, founding principal of Bernard Trainor + Associates
Embracing the Place -- Site Specific Garden Design
March 24, 10:30 a.m.

Garden Structure Comes in Many Forms -- Balancing Structure with Compatible Plants
March 27, 11:45 a.m.


JEFF WYCKOFF
President of the American Rose Society & ARS National Judge
Roses 101 -- Everything You Need to Know About Roses!
March 27, 3:30 p.m.

Organic Rose Growing -- Choosing, Maintaining & Enjoying Beautiful Roses
March 28, 10:30 p.m.

For more information call (925) 605-2923, or visit www.sfgardenshow.com


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