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Bainbridge Home & Garden Show features Bloedel Reserve horticulturist

Andy Navage, the horticultural director of the Bloedel Reserve, will be the keynote speaker at the Bainbridge Island Home & Garden Show on Saturday. - Photo courtesy of the Bloedel Reserve
Andy Navage, the horticultural director of the Bloedel Reserve, will be the keynote speaker at the Bainbridge Island Home & Garden Show on Saturday.
— image credit: Photo courtesy of the Bloedel Reserve

The ninth annual Bainbridge Island Home & Garden Show returns on Saturday, March 31 with more than 60 exhibitors and a full day of speakers showcasing home and landscaping improvements, kitchen design, interior design, gardening, alternative energy, energy conservation and sustainable practices.

This year's keynote speaker is Andy Navage, the horticultural director of the Bloedel Reserve.

With 18 years at the reserve, Navage has some amazing stories to tell. He will speak on the “Secrets of the Bloedel Reserve: Great Successes & Abysmal Failures.” Navage will also touch on other topics, including spring plants, woodland gardens, and gardening with and in spite of wild creatures. The talk begins at 2 p.m.

Other speakers are 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"; and Saffronia Baldwin of Saffronia Baldwin Design, "How to Design a Beautiful Interior in Seven Bite-sized Steps."

Admission to the show is free; the event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Woodward Middle School.

The show is produced by the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce. The premier sponsor is Puget Sound Energy.

For more information on the show, including a list of vendors, visit www.bainbridgechamber.com.

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