Weekend wingding for healthy homes, gardens – The Register

January 18, 2018 - garden totes

Feed butterflies, debate a stylish little house, learn tricks of a garage-sale trade, and fundamentally take a thrust for some-more rational gardens and habitats starting Friday dusk during a fairgrounds in Eugene.

Shoppers will find some-more than 220 exhibits in a Lane Event Center’s gathering halls during a Good Earth Home, Garden Living Show. Three days of giveaway seminars — scarcely 60 all together — go generally low with gardening topics. Other sessions operation from lifting goats to kitchen pattern to home solar power.

“Everything that fills a gathering core is focused on assisting attendees emanate a healthier, some-more tolerable home, garden, neighborhood, village and lifestyle,” sums adult uncover owners and upholder Karen Ramus.

Her company, Berg Productions, started a novel Good Earth uncover 13 years ago, and it continues as a longest-running of a kind in North America.

Show hours are 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission and parking are free; attendees are asked to move canned food donations to advantage FOOD for Lane County.

Special attractions

Keynote orator Shannon Quimby of Portland, a deliver reuse consultant and HGTV alumni, will share tips and tricks on how to both horde a yard sale and gain on those others put on (Page 10).

New to a show, with $5 admission, is Butterfly Adventure. Children and adults can feed embellished lady butterflies with a nectar stick, have their photos taken, and learn how a insects pollinate food and flowers.

International Homes of Cedar is presenting a indication farmhouse-style little home, that people can build by kit.

Children’s activities during a Duck Store will embody planting sunflowers, storytimes and fun with chickens.

Among culinary demos will be herbal “mocktails,” healthy marshmallows, kombucha and kefir, and cheesemaking.

The uncover has 6 pavilions:

Good Greener HOMES

With a show’s many exhibits, this pavilion facilities products, services and ideas for healthy homes. Showgoers can accommodate builders, remodelers and contractors furloughed ways to build immature and transform in earth-friendly ways.

“You can get answers from a area’s tip ‘green build’ experts,” Ramus says. “There’s no need to report tens of appointments, or run all over town.”

Contractors will have information on materials, techniques and a scholarship behind tolerable building.

Energy-related products embody solar and heating systems, channel sealing, generators and prepare stoves. Contractors will have updates on solar rebates and other incentives for home appetite investments.

The Good Greener HOMES pavilion also presents eco-friendly harassment control, organic bedding, solar lighting, contemplative paint, fair-trade furniture, sleet catchment, solar heating, window treatments, soapstone stoves, and energy-efficient appliances, stoves and fireplaces.


Products here core on local, organic and fair-trade food and beverages, as good as gluten- and GMO-free products.

Oregon-based exhibitors embody GloryBee, Springfield Creamery, Salsa Garcia, Packer Orchards, Blue Lotus Chai Company, Gia’s Cheesorizo, Grizzlies Brand, Toby’s Family Foods, Kurzhal Family Kickin’ Pickles, Saylor Farms, Yogi Tea, 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Oregon Flavor Rack, Luna Larry’s Coconut Bliss, Crater Lake Spirits and many more.

Show guest might representation varieties of fair-trade Café Mam coffee.

Serious shoppers can accumulate their purchases during a lobby’s information counter and collect them adult later.


Sustainable landscape exhibits embody permeable pavers, local plants, and ideas for traffic with stormwater issues.

Many garden exhibits underline products, recommendation and services for organic growing.

Shop for a season’s initial seed sales, garden collection and equipment, Oregon-built greenhouses, compost/soil amendments and beekeeping supplies.

All Seasons Equipment will benefaction Stihl battery-powered garden apparatus and a new Imow Robot Lawn Mower.

Show guest can learn about meridian change and see exhibits of chickens, bees, bat houses, composting and organic growing.

Seed companies will benefaction choice plant varieties and seeds.

Territorial Seed Co. of Cottage Grove and Irish Eyes Garden of Ellensburg, Wash., will uncover new plant varieties. Among a garden exhibits will be lifted beds, arbors and locally crafted cruise tables from Redwood Northwest, greenhouses, Japanese fake steel pruners, cultivators, tractors, expandable rakes, garden totes and high-quality weeding hoes.

Show guest also can accommodate landscape designers and see their portfolios.


Exhibits here concentration on wellness, equity and an enriched life. Shoppers will find organic body-care products, aptness equipment, bamboo tunics, distillation supplies, singular steel art, locally done soaps, palm creams and new immature cleaning products.

Mountain Rose Herbs will share information on herbal health and teas; healthy health practitioners will demo essential oils massage therapy.

“The LIVING pavilion is all about touch, see, smell and feel,” Ramus says.


Lane County Waste Management will embody prizes with a exhibits, as will NextStep Recycling of Eugene. Two exhibitors will benefaction their efforts to revoke litter: Lane County Nuisance Abatement, that cleans adult bootleg dumps of trash, and Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative, that will uncover a new line of returnables.

Also in this pavilion, BRING Recycling will underline examples of reuse and recycling. Other exhibits embody correct resources, deliver materials sources, and artistic civic mining.

KEZI-9 Good Earth Music Café!

Located in a North Hall, this pavilion’s highlights will embody Oakway Catering’s new menu of tolerable cuisine during a KEZI-9 Good Earth Café.

The UO Duck Store will benefaction book signings and sales, and live song is scheduled during a Good Earth Music Café, presented by KEZI-9, for all 3 days of a show.


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