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Second annual Steamboat Home and Garden Expo to take place Saturday

If You Go…


What: Steamboat Living Home and Garden Expo

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 16

Where: Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave.

— For expert or novice gardeners alike, the Steamboat Living Home and Garden Expo will offer something for everyone.

Featuring more than 30 vendors from the local home and garden industry, the expo will showcase the newest products and techniques and offer workshops with lawn and garden advice.

If You Go…


What: Steamboat Living Home and Garden Expo



When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 16

Where: Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave.



“Although this is a challenging place to garden, everyone has to start somewhere,” said Todd Hagenbuch, Routt County agriculture extension agent. “People shouldn’t be afraid to start gardening, and if they do have any trepidations, this event is an opportunity for them to talk to experts.”

The second annual Steamboat Living Home and Garden Expo runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center.

Despite the fact that the altitude and climate create a challenging environment for gardening, there are a number of options of which homeowners may be unaware.

“I think this kind of event is important for the people here because it really is difficult to grow certain types of plants or flowers, and this is a way to learn what works from the experts,” said Jennie Defouw, magazine and events consultant for the Steamboat Pilot and Today.

Led by the CSU Master Gardeners, DIY demos will start every 30 minutes. Workshops include a seed planting station, “Container Gardening, Square Foot Gardening and Raised Beds,” in addition to “Vegetable Gardening 101.” Professionals from the Steamboat Fire Department will also lead home and fire safety demonstrations throughout the event.

For the kids, the event will provide free hot dogs and hamburgers, games, a bubble machine and face painting. Donations will benefit children in Syria, a project of the Hayden high schoolers who will be volunteering at the event.

Not only will the event spark new ideas for home and garden projects, it will also showcase the resources that are available in Steamboat Springs.

“I think that this is a chance for everyone to see so many of the things you can get locally,” said Lisa Warner, event planner from Misto Productions. “I love seeing all of the different outdoor landscaping displays because they do such a good job, and it just shows you that there are so many resources here that many people don’t even know about.”

Master Gardener Schedule:

10:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. Seed Planting workstation

11 a.m. Container Gardening, Square Foot Gardening and Raised Beds

1 p.m. Vegetable Gardening 101

To reach Audrey Dwyer, call 970-871-4229, email adwyer@ExploreSteamboat.com or follow her on Twitter @Audrey_Dwyer1


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