Workshops & Seminars

Plan your attendance to the Inspired Home and Garden Expo of San Luis Obispo around some of our workshops, demonstrations, and home improvement seminars!  Enjoy educational, informative speaking by local experts.

Spaces are limited so be sure to reserve your spot here:
Seminar & Workshop Reservations

Saturday, May 4th

12:00 pm
A Designers Guide to Your Kitchen & Bath Remodel
Presented by Ariana Lovato, AKBD – Principal & Designer of Honeycomb Home Design
Award-Winning Interior Designer, Ariana Lovato, will share tips and tricks to tackling your next Kitchen and Bath Remodel. This presentation will be packed with information and fun!

12:45 pm
Emergency Preparedness: Tools, Tips, and Supplies for Every Household
Presented by Julia Pierce of The Perfect Prepper
We all need to be ready for the next earthquake, fire, flood. or extended power outage.  The seminar will showcase the tools, supplies and tips to help you prepare for any emergency.

1:30 pm
Why you should Hire a Licensed Contractor and How to Vet them
Presented by Cordelia Perry of the San Luis Obispo County Builders Exchange
Hiring a contractor doesn’t have to be a difficult experience.  Join the knowledgeable contractors of SLO County as we discuss the reason why hiring a licensed contractor is your safest option and why.  We will also discuss the best ways to vet your licensed contractor options to make sure you pick someone that works best for your renovation and remodeling needs.

2:15 pm
Flooring Industry Trends
Presented by Dan Kitchen of Valley Flooring Carpet One of Santa Maria
Join Dan Kitchen The Host of Valley Flooring Carpet One’s Flooring Design & More heard on 1240 KSMA & 99.1 FM.  Dan will discuss flooring industry tips and trends in the and you the lowdown on everything waterproof!


3:00 pm
Fire Safe Plants & Landscaping
Presented by Eve Vigil, Founder of San Luis Obispo Botanical Gardens
With a long and dry season ahead, now is the time to prepare your landscape to be fire safe. Attend this seminar by the San Luis Obispo Botanical Gardens to learn about creating your “defensible space” landscapes, and construction and patio materials that you can use to help slow the spread of wildfire. Learn how to make your Central Coast yard lean, clean, and green.

Sunday, May 5th

12:00 pm
Cooking Demonstration – Cinco de Beano!
Presented by Courtney Coleman of Cook Well
Courtney will prepare a delicious pot of black beans from scratch, with ground Mexican spices and herbs. She’ll discuss five ways to prepare beans so that they’re easier to digest (less gassy). She’ll talk about how to cultivate true enjoyment of cooking. She’ll also cover ancient diet and lifestyle principles for long-term health and happiness.


1:15 pm
Demystifying the Home Building Process
Presented by Nina Nazano, Architect of Hambly Home
Join us as we discuss designing and building renovations, additions and new homes as a significant undertaking, unlike what HGTV makes it out to be. We’ll walk through an overview of what to expect from these home improvements with a realistic perspective.

2:00 pm
Lavender Creme Brulee
Presented by John Carswell of SLO’s Finest Catering
Join Chef John Carswell of SLO’s Finest Catering as he takes us through the process of making Lavender Creme Brulee.  You will be the envy of all your dinner parties with this fun showstopper dessert.

2:45 pm
Hand Lettering & Calligraphy DIY Workshop
Presented by Kaitlin Moore of Burlap Bella
Enjoy a one of a kind calligraphy lesson with Kaitlin the owner of Burlapbella! Burlapbella is a handmade sign company in Atascadero, CA specializing is modern calligraphy. She will go over the core techniques behind creating the shadowed effect of modern calligraphy. You will be given step by step instructions and provided with a guide. Each lesson is given on a sheet of card-stock paper that you will be able to take home with you after the event. Paints and paint brushes will be provided.

Spaces are limited so be sure to reserve your spot here:
Seminar & Workshop Reservations

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