Event Schedule

Saturday, July 14, 2018

10am-6pm – rain or shine

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Workshops: 10:30am-5:30pm

Throughout the day there will be a variety of FREE garden, art and cooking classes offered hosted by local professionals.

10:30-11:15am Julie Casio: Growing & Using Herbs

  • Location: Palmer Public Library
  • How to grow, preserve, and cook with herbs from your gardens.

11-11:45am: Paul Marmora: Flower Arranging

  • Location: Cook Inlet Bonsai Study Group Booth on the Green
  • Learn flower arranging and take home your own arrangement!

11:30-12:15pm: Jessie Moan: Know your insects

  • Location: Palmer Public Library
  • The good, the bad, or the ugly and interesting ! Get to know the insects in your landscape and gardens!

12:00-12:45pm: Peggy Hunt: Salves From Ground to Skin using Native Herbs

  • Location: Under the Museum Patio
  • Learn how local plants can be used for skin maintenance and topical remedies. Peggy will also be revealing her secrets through an instructional class on how to make salves.

12:30-1:15pm: Molly Brenner/ Nicolette Dent: Living Healthy With Community Parks.

  • Location: Palmer Public Library
  • Planning, caring for, and using our local parks!

1:00 – 1:45pm: Judy Vars: Encaustic explorations.

  • Location: Under the Museum Patio
  • Learn how to use beeswax to create your own work of art.

1:30-2:15pm: Steve Brown: Fast Composting

  • Location: Palmer Public Library
  • Speed up those kitchen and garden scraps into compost!

1:30pm: Midnight Sun Yoga.

  • Location: Museum Garden
  • Bring your mats and enjoy yoga in the gardens while harpist Boogie Willis provides soothing sounds!

2-2:45pm: Paul Marmora: Bonsai in Alaska Gardens

  • Location: Cook Inlet Bonsai Study Group Booth on the Green
  • Did you know you can bonsai native Alaskan trees and shrubs? You’ll never look at those ‘weeds’ the same way when you catch the bonsai bug!

2:30-3:15pm: Jason Rei: Mushrooms: You are a fungus!

  • Location: Palmer Public Library
  • Learn to cultivate and enjoy mushrooms!

3:30-4:15pm: Charles Stillman: ‘Arctic Avocados’ – Growing Warm Weather Crops in the MatSu

  • Location: Palmer Public Library
  • Expand the possibilities for varieties in your gardens and small farms.

4:30-5:15pm: Charles Stillman: Solar Powered Cannabis – Greenhouses and Gardens

  • Location: Palmer Public Library
  • Local expert shares the proper techniques to ‘grow your own’

4:30-5:30pm: Stephen Gerteisen: Brewing 101

  • Location: Arkose Brewery
  • Make a tour of one of our local breweries and learn about the brewing process from owner and Master Brewer, Stephen Gerteisen.

Palmer Renaissance Portrait Painters: 10am-6pm

Live Plein Air Portrait Event

The Palmer Renaissance Painters will have a lovely live art opportunity at the Garden and Art Fair. They will be gathered on the north side of the library, painting a gardener model & scene, —on easels and under umbrellas and tents. This group meets monthly at the Palmer Downtown Deli and is becoming an attraction for watchers, weavers, and musicians. Their volunteer spot at the Garden and Art Fair will also have some empty easels for visitors to try their hand at portrait painting. The gardener “model” will be lounging on an antique wicker chaise lounge, exhausted from cutting fresh stems of Alaska peonies, which will be piled nearby in metal vases.