Talking Up A Storm

In February and March Im going to be speaking about growing delicious vegetables at a ton of great events. I hope that youll be able to catch up with me at one of them!

Yard, Garden and Patio Show in Portland

Oh, Grow Up: Using Vertical Space in your Vegetable Garden

When: Friday, February 18th from 11:30 to 12:30

The easiest way to save space in your kitchen garden and grow more vegetables is to use your vertical space. This workshop features reviews of commercial plant support systems and techniques for using trellises, cages, and stakes for veggies, including hands-on demonstrations of building a cedar squash trellis and bamboo teepees, tomato cages, and teuteurs.

Gourmet Gardening

When: Sunday, February 20 from 2:30 to 3:30

In this photo-filled lecture, I will explore the diversity of food in our gardens. You’ll learn how to harvest crops like garlic scapes and green coriander, learn about the best vegetable varieties for the Pacific Northwest, and how to create a succession planting plan that allows you to keep your garden productive all year long.

Tickets to the show are available here.

Northwest Flower and Garden Show

The Best Varieties for the Pacific Northwest

When: Wednesday February 23rd from 9:30 to 10:30 pm in the Hood Room

Come learn which varieties grow best in our cool Maritime Northwest climate. Ill be sharing my favorite picks on warm season favorites like tomatoes and eggplants as well as the best herbs, salad greens, and ornamental edibles. Plus, ideas for growing and eathing these crops.

Salad to Go

When: Friday February 25th from 3:45 to 4:45 on the Smith & Hawken DIY Stage

Ill be at the demonstration stage showing how to build a super easy, portable, and flexible box that you can use to grow a big range of salad greens. Perfect for apartment gardeners and people who have the itch to grow some food but not a lot of time.

Ticket for the Northwest Flower and Garden are available right here.

Subaru Presents The Garden Show: Incredible Edibles

When: Saturday February, 26th at 3:30 in the Rainier Room

In this panel discussion I will be discussing all things vegetable gardening with Graham Kerr, Teresa OConnor, and Joe Lampl!

Seattle Outdoor Living Extravaganza

When: Friday March 18th from 10:00 to 4:30 at Newcastle Golf Club

This daylong event includes lunch, snacks, a goody bag (i.e free plants!), and tons of great information! Ill be speaking about strategies for integrating edible plants into ornamental gardens. You can pre-register for the event right here.

Molbaks Nursery

I am super excited to be coming back to Molbaks this spring and summer for a series of free talks on edible gardening. Well be kicking the season off at the beginning of March!

Seed-Starting 101
Saturday, March 5th from 10:00 to 11:00

Staring your own seedlings indoors is a great way to get a jump on the gardening season and keep your gardening budget in check. At this hands-on workshop I will walk through the seed starting process step-by-step and cover strategies for keeping your seedlings healthy. As always Ill be available for one-on-one questions before and after the event.

Idaho Horticulture Society Spring Symposium

When: Saturday, March 12 from 9:00 am to 4:30

I am traveling to Boise to speak at the Spring Horticulture Symposium! Boise is a great garden town and I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to talk about two of my favorite subjects: ornamental edibles and seed-starting. You can register for the event right here.

Lake Wilderness Arboretum Evening Lecture Series

Success with Seed-Starting

When: Wednesday March 15 at 6:45 to 8:30 pm

At this free workshop I will be covering all of the seed-starting basics, including a step-by-step demonstration, tips on seed starting on a budget, and an extended Q&A period.

5 Responses to Talking Up A Storm

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    Rita (Mammaw) Says:
    Willi, Im so excited you are coming down our way to speak! Have you been to Boise? It is a beautiful city. We are so blessed to have you here to lecture at the Spring Horticulture Symposium. I look forward to hearing you speak and perhaps meeting you.
    Take care,

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    Lorie Says:
    Will you be doing your Success with Seed-Starting anywhere in Portland? Thanks.

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    Laura Says:
    Im from Portland but have lived in Eastern Oregon for the past 9 years. I havent checked out Boise as a great garden town. This may be my introduction after all these years. Thanks.

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    Willi Says:
    RitaI have been to Boise several times because one of my very dearest friends lives there. I love Boise!

    LorieI dont have any talks scheduled for seed-starting in Portland yet!

    LauraBoise has some really beautiful gardens, a great nursery and botanic garden, and an active hort community. It is definitely a good place to be a gardener!

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    Adrienne Says:
    The list of presentations is great, but I did notice that the Best Varieties for the Pacific Northwest talk is shown as 9:30*pm* but that its 9:30am on the show schedule!

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