Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Idaho Green Expo

It's Easy Being Green

Looking for something to do this weekend? Come to the Idaho Green Expo in downtown Boise. The Expo's being held at the Boise Centre on the Grove this Saturday and Sunday and there's plenty to see and do. Directions available on the website.

Book Signing

Check out the event at I'll be there at the Rediscovered Books booth, signing copies of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Preserving Food.

Excerpt from the Expo's Webpage

Here's some info from the Expo's webpage:

"Green” gardens and landscapes? Naturally! Beautiful, well-maintained lawns, landscapes and gardens are good for our cities and neighborhoods, our property values, our children, and our mental health. But those benefits don't have to come at a cost to our environmental health! Greening the garden is about creating healthy, regionally appropriate landscapes and gardens that use less water, rely on fewer pesticides, and provide beneficial habitat for a rich biodiversity of plant, animal, and microbial life! University of Idaho Extension, the University of Idaho Master Gardeners and the Boise Urban Garden School (BUGS) have teamed up to demonstrate reducing, re-using and recycling, garden style, through our interactive Greening Your Garden exhibit at the Idaho Green Expo.

This garden will connect you to principles and practices of xeriscaping, Idaho native plants, organic gardening, backyard poultry, edible landscaping, pollinator protection and more. You can also learn about safe home food preservation techniques for your garden's bounty from the University of Idaho Extension Food Safety Advisors. We'll also show you ways to reduce reliance on chemicals for fertility and pest control, and teach you all about composting: the ultimate in garden recycling! Stop and rest awhile in our beautiful, inspirational garden space, where green really is "green".

Hope to see you there!


  1. Wish I could come visit you there,Karen. Good luck!

  2. Thanks, Karen. Will let you know how it goes.

  3. These events are happening all across the country. It's all about raising consciousness, although sometimes I think it's speaking to the choir.

  4. Good Morning, Karen. I've given you a Humane Award this morning for you kindhearted and tasteful posts and your sweet comments to my blog. To find out more about this award and how I came to receive it (and pass it on to you), visit my blog post this morning, and Helen Ginger's post from July 15th.

  5. Thank you Patricia. I'm on my way to do some investigations.

  6. So gardening has really evolved from sticking a finger in the ground, dropping a seed, kicking some dirt over it, and adding water. At least, this is how I do it. Thanks for the post. I'm going to bring my gardening skills up to the next level.

    Steve Tremp


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