2024 Minneapolis Home + Garden Show

Fresh Ideas Main Stage Schedule

Wednesday, February 21st

1:00pmCanaan Martin, Owner of Garden CruisersThe Use of Passive Hydroponics to Grow Indoors All Year - Learn about the Kratky Method of growing delicious lettuce and other vegetables in a simple and elegant way
2:00pmAnthony Nied, Flawn Seed Kits
Organic Lawns & Natural Alternatives to Lawns - Crash course on what organic lawn care is and why it’s important along with sample programs and DIY tips and practices. Alternatives to conventional lawns including pollinator “bee lawns” as well as xeriscaping, urban meadows and native prairies will also be discussed. 
4:00pmCaroline Fazzio, Restoration Ecologist, Native Resource PreservationHow to Create, Build, and Maintain Native Plants - Learn how to create native plant gardens such as pocket prairies and pollinator gardens and the importance of these native plants.

Thursday, February 22nd

1:00pmAnthony Nied, Flawn Seed KitsHarvesting the Rain and Managing Stormwater - Stop paying for expensive water bills just to keep your lawn and landscape beautiful through summer. This seminar will teach you how to harvest the rain and use it when you need it! Topics covered include rain barrels and cisterns, rain gardens and bioswales, and native plantings. We’ll also discuss how to prevent erosion by naturally controlling runoff.
2:00pmChad Peda, Design Pro Outdoor LivingOutdoor Living Reimagined: 5 Key Elements On-Trend in 2024 - Explore & discover the tried and tested must-have elements to maximize your outdoor living experience while enjoying the modern conveniences of today's era.  
3:00pmBjorn Freudenthal: Homeowner Advisor/VP - New Spaces Design/Build/RemodelHow to Renovate a Classic Minneapolis/St. Paul Period Home - New Spaces’ Björn Freudenthal will take you through a homeowner remodeling story showing you the before and after transformation of a 1926 Classic Minneapolis Home. You will experience a 3D virtual tour, photos and floor plans, as well as get an exclusive look at this extensive remodel.  Björn will be answering any questions you may have about the remodeling process as well.
4:00pmNick "The Pond King" Needham, Pond King Water GardensWater Features: The secret to Stress Relief, Relaxation and Much More! We are meant to interact with water! It is scientifically proven to benefit us in many ways, Nick will teach you a few.  
6:00pmPet Fashion Show presented by Spot's Last StopBack by high demand! The fun event will feature the latest "fashion" for your furry friends all modeled by dogs that are alumni of the organization or are currently up for adoption.

Friday, February 23rd

12:00pmRuss Henry, Minnehaha Falls Landscape & Giving Tree GardensBee Lawns are the low-maintenance alternative that thousands of people are transitioning to. Learn how to install and grow a bee lawn to reduce your lawn maintenance and serve wildlife.
1:00pmCanaan Martin, Owner of Garden CruisersThe Use of Passive Hydroponics to Grow Indoors All Year - Learn about the Kratky Method of growing delicious lettuce and other vegetables in a simple and elegant way.
2:00pmCaroline Fazzio, Restoration Ecologist, Native Resource PreservationHow to Create, Build, and Maintain Native Plants - Learn how to create native plant gardens such as pocket prairies and pollinator gardens and the importance of these native plants. 
3:00pmAnthony Nied, Flawn Seed KitsOrganic Lawns & Natural Alternatives to Lawns - Crash course on what organic lawn care is and why it’s important along with sample programs and DIY tips and practices. Alternatives to conventional lawns including pollinator “bee lawns” as well as xeriscaping, urban meadows and native prairies will also be discussed. 
4:00pmBryan Baeumler of HGTV's Renovation IslandTaking the Guesswork out of Home Ownership. How to get there, and build real value.
5:00pmNick "The Pond King" Needham, Pond King Water GardensWater Features: The secret to Stress Relief, Relaxation and Much More! We are meant to interact with water! It is scientifically proven to benefit us in many ways, Nick will teach you a few.  

Saturday, February 24th

11:00amBryan Baeumler of HGTV's Renovation IslandTaking the Guesswork out of Home Ownership. How to get there, and build real value.
12:00pmBjorn Freudenthal: Homeowner Advisor/VP - New Spaces Design/Build/RemodelHow to Create a Master Plan for your Forever Home - New Spaces’ Björn Freudenthal will take you through a compelling homeowner remodeling story showing you the before and after transformation of a 1980’s Architect-Designed Home. Experience a 3D virtual tour, photos and floor plans. Learn current design trends, master plan tips and tricks and get you started into design. Björn will be answering any questions you may have about the remodeling process as well.
1:00pmStephanie Hansen & Ryan McEnaney (book signings to follow)Edible Outdoor Planters - Planters can be a great way to create pops of color throughout the home and garden. In this talk, Stephanie Hansen author of the “True North Cabin Cookbook” and TV host of “Taste Buds with Stephanie” and the "Weekly Dish" radio show on My Talk 107.1, partners with garden expert and author of the “Field Guide to Outside Style” Ryan McEnaney to create planters that are both beautiful and edible.  You will leave the seminar with planter tips and a few recipes to start making your salads, cocktails, and mocktails with your Spring and Summer planters. 
2:00pmAnthony Nied, Flawn Seed KitsCreating a Pollinator-Friendly Property - Learn how to create a pollinator-friendly property including wildflower and shade gardens, pollinator "Bee Lawns", native meadows and prairies, and much more during a detailed session on the important rolls pollinators play and how we can make our properties more friendly for them. We will discuss how to design and select plants, and how to install and care for a pollinator lawn.
3:00pmJenny & Dave Marrs of HGTV's Fixer to FabulousHear from the popular husband-and-wife duo who turn fixer uppers to fabulous homes!
4:00pmNick "The Pond King" Needham, Pond King Water GardensWater Features: The secret to Stress Relief, Relaxation and Much More! We are meant to interact with water! It is scientifically proven to benefit us in many ways, Nick will teach you a few.  
5:00pmChad Peda, Design Pro Outdoor LivingOutdoor Living Reimagined: 5 Key Elements On-Trend in 2024 - Explore & discover the tried and tested must-have elements to maximize your outdoor living experience while enjoying the modern conveniences of today's era. 

Sunday, February 25th

11:00amJenny & Dave Marrs of HGTV's Fixer to FabulousHear from the popular husband-and-wife duo who turn fixer uppers to fabulous homes!
12:00pm
Nick "The Pond King" Needham, Pond King Water Gardens
Water Features: The secret to Stress Relief, Relaxation and Much More! We are meant to interact with water! It is scientifically proven to benefit us in many ways, Nick will teach you a few.  
1:00pmCaroline Fazzio, Restoration Ecologist, Native Resource PreservationHow to Create, Build, and Maintain Native Plants - Learn how to create native plant gardens such as pocket prairies and pollinator gardens and the importance of these native plants. 
2:00pmAnthony Nied, Flawn Seed KitsHarvesting the Rain and Managing Stormwater - Stop paying for expensive water bills just to keep your lawn and landscape beautiful through summer. This seminar will teach you how to harvest the rain and use it when you need it! Topics covered include rain barrels and cisterns, rain gardens and bioswales, and native plantings. We’ll also discuss how to prevent erosion by naturally controlling runoff.

Stage schedule subject to change. For the most updated schedule check this page often.