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Andy Navage of the Bloedel Reserve talks about the reserve’s successes and failures at the Bainbridge Home & Garden Show, March 31.  - Bloedel Reserve / Contributed
Andy Navage of the Bloedel Reserve talks about the reserve’s successes and failures at the Bainbridge Home & Garden Show, March 31.
— image credit: Bloedel Reserve / Contributed

BAINBRIDGE — The ninth annual Bainbridge Island Home & Garden Show is March 31, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Woodward Middle School, 9125 Sportsman Club Road, Bainbridge Island.

The Home & Garden features more than 60 exhibitors and a full day of speakers showcasing alternative energy, energy conservation, gardening, home and landscaping improvements, interior design, kitchen design, and sustainable practices.

Admission is free and open to the public.

The keynote speaker is Andy Navage, horticultural director of the Bloedel Reserve, revealing at 2 p.m. “Secrets of the Bloedel Reserve: Great Successes & Abysmal Failures.” With 18 years at the Reserve, Navage has some amazing stories to tell. He’ll also cover topics including spring plants, woodland gardens, and gardening with and in spite of wild creatures.

Other speakers: 
- Rick Blumenthal of RePower Bainbridge, “Stop Losing Heat Out of Your Drafty House — Fundamentals of Whole House Air Sealing.”

- Molly McCabe of A Kitchen That Works, “How to Hire a Contractor and/or Designer.”

- Rebecca Slattery of Persephone Farms, “Tips & Tricks for Growing Organic Vegetables in the Pacific Northwest.”

- Joe Deets of Community Energy Solutions, “Solar Energy in Washington.”

- Saffronia Baldwin of Saffronia Baldwin Design, “How to Design a Beautiful Interior in 7 Bite-sized Steps.”

The show is produced by the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce. Premier sponsor is Puget Sound Energy. Additional sponsors are Bainbridge Gardens, Bainbridge Island Ace Hardware, Fairbank Construction, and Rainier View Construction & Roofing.

For a list of vendors, visit


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