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Of course the theme is Going Green
Going Green, this years Bainbridge Island Home and Garden show, carries many meanings.
Theres going green in a conservation sense energy and maintenance savings. Theres going green in the environmental sense earth-friendly, safe and sustainable techniques. And theres going green in the sense of the flora all around as spring rises.
All of those three will be hit on at Bainbridge Islands 2008 Home and Garden Show the weekend with 75 scheduled vendors and exhibitors and six speakers slated throughout the day 9 a.m. to 5 p.m March 22 at Woodward Middle School, 9125 Sportsman Club Road on Bainbridge.
At 11 a.m., national award winning local architect James Cutler kicks off the Going Green speaker schedule.
Since the 1970s Cutler has been building his career in residential, commercial, public and intensely private abodes. His company, Cutler Anderson Architects, has received six National Honor Awards from the American Institute of Architects, in recognition for sound theory and practice of architecture.
On the firms complete awards list (which is said to have more awards on a per architect basis than any other in the country), there are both local residences and local public buildings including the SKlallam Tribal Center, Grace Episcopal Church on Bainbridge and the Capitol Hill Library in Seattle. Cutlers recently been building homes in Moscow and Amsterdam.
March 22, of course, the man declared a local treasure by the Home and Garden Show will have a few tips for your home.
Also speaking of the home, there will be a panel discussion of affordable housing at noon focusing on the topic of Accessory Dwelling Units a bureaucratic term for renting out space in an unused area of your home. While antique experts Kathleen Victor and Don Jensen will also be on hand to appraise peoples rustics pretty much all day.
At 3 p.m., Ciscoe Morris, host of Gardening with Ciscoe, returns to the Home and Garden Show to talk environmentally and eccentrically, sharing tips and stories from what hes learned in the garden.
Thats whats so cool about gardening, you never stop learnin, he says in his funky Wisconsinite/Canadian/Seattlite accent. It doesnt matter if youre the best gardener in the world or just a novice ... its an endless amount of learning you can do. And the funnest way to learn is to try.
Terry Moyemont and Terri Stanley, purveyors of the islands Mesogeo Greenhouse, will discuss something that sounds fun to try at 2 p.m. growing Mediterranean and tropical plants in the Northwest. While syndicated columnist and garden specialist author Marianne Binetti talks water conservation in the garden at 1 p.m.
For more information, call the organizers at (206) 842-3700.
THE 2008 BAINBRIDGE ISLAND HOME AND GARDEN SHOW: Going Green
Features 75 exhibition and vendor booths and six specialist speakers from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 22 at Woodward Middle School, 9125 Sportsman Club Road on Bainbridge.
The speakers are:
11 a.m. Architect James Cutler
12 p.m. Affordable Housing Panel
1 p.m. Author Marianne Binetti
2 p.m. Owners of the Mesogeo Greenhouse
3 p.m. Gardener Ciscoe Morris