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Over 200 exhibitors at Whatcom Home & Garden Show

Mar 1st, 2012 | Category: News

WHATCOM – The Building Industry Association of Whatcom County presents the 33rd Annual Whatcom County Home & Garden Show March 2-4 at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden. This year’s theme is  “Local Outlook on Home & Garden with a focus on Building for the Future.” Attendees can learn about remodeling, gardening and home design from local experts and visit more than 200 exhibitors. The show also features free seminars presented at The Garden Walk Stage, giveaways, and a coloring contest for kids. Hours are Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults over 16, $6 for seniors over 55 and free for children under 16.

The schedule is as follows:

Friday, March 2
• Solar Options for Whatcom County: 11 a.m. Presented by Joshua Miller of Western Solar Inc. who will discuss incentives to install a cost effective renewable energy system.

• Built Green® presentations: 12 Noon. Jeff Caldwell of Heating Green presents “Radiant Heat – Applications and Advantages,” and Josh Baldwin of Quantum Construction discusses “Degrees of Green”.

• RE Made Benches: 1 p.m. Eberhard Eichner of The RE Store gives a practical demonstration of repurposing materials for home and garden furniture.

• Landscape Designs: 2 p.m. Certified nursery consultant Craig Corliss of Home Depot will discuss the basics of landscape design and plants that grow well in specific zones.

• Puget Sound Energy presents Energy Advisor CJ Conner with guiding tips on preventing energy waste. 3 p.m.

• Built Green® presentations: 3 p.m.  Rodd Pemble, SSC talks about Jobsite Recycling; Allison Spector, CNG -Energy Conservation; and Monica Foster, CNG – Energy Efficiency Rebates.

• Ultra Efficiency Ductless Heat pumps – New Heating Technology Update – Application, Benefits, Savings: 5 p.m. Barron Heating and Air Conditioning’s Wes Diskin will describe the basics.

Saturday, March 3
• Green Building & Design 101: 11 a.m. Rose Lathrop of Aiki Homes will talk about the fundamentals of building.

• Builder Roundtable – Rose Lathrop, Jim Caldwell  and other representatives of Built Green® at noon.

• Grow Your Own Veggies for the Health of It! 1 p.m. Bakerview Nursery & Garden Center’s own Chuck McClung will discuss the best and easy vegetable varieties to grow in our area, soil preparation,   and more.

• What is an Energy Audit? 2 p.m. Jeff Mack of Bellingham Bay Builders will discuss the science and benefits of an energy audit.

• Cisco Morris — Stump the Chump. 3 p.m. Perennial favorite of the Home & Garden Show, Cisco invites you to stump him with your gardening conundrums.

Sunday, March 4

• Creating a Show Garden: 11 a.m. Members of the Whatcom Horticultural Society will lead you through the process of transforming your yard into the gem of your neighborhood.

• Fruit Tree & Berry Selection/Pruning Demo: Noon. Larry Clark of Bakerview Nursery and Garden Center will discuss the best fruit tree and berry varieties that do the best in our area, as well as soils, nutrients and pruning techniques.

• Puget Sound Energy presents Energy Advisor CJ Conner with guiding tips on preventing energy waste. 1 p.m.

• Extreme Energy Retrofits: 2 p.m. Lowering Energy Cost & Financial benefits of whole-house energy retrofit, featuring Built Green® speaker, Ted L. Clifton.

• Decorating with Faux Glaze: 3 p.m. Home Depot’s Jeffery Cunningham discusses and demonstrates a variety of faux painting techniques.

For more information, visit or call the BIAWC at (360) 671-4247.

One Comment to “Over 200 exhibitors at Whatcom Home & Garden Show”

  1. Wilma Stacey says:

    This show sounds wonderful and we would love information on being a vendor! We were vendors in the recent Sorticulutre Show in Everett and did very well with our Northwest Garden Bench Planters. We would love to participate in the upcoming 2013 show. Please send me some vendor information. Thank you so very much!

    Wilma and Larry Stacey
    Wilma’s Creations
    2426 291 st Ave NE
    Carnation, WA 98014

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