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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.


Saturday, September 21st


12:00 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, and give you the lowdown on everything waterproof!

 

12:45 pm
Concepts of Sustainable Landscapes
Presented by Todd Davidson of Sage Ecological Landscapes
Join Todd Davidson owner of Sage Ecological Landscapes as he discusses sustainable and drought tolerant landscaping and the best plants to use in your garden in SLO County.

 

1:30 pm
Solar Plus Battery Backup: Preparing for Grid Outages
Presented by Phil Campbell of Solarponics
Join us as we learn how we can be prepared for power outages with solar panels and battery backups.  Keep your lights, internet, security systems, refrigerator and more all on during any power outage!

2:15 pm
Cooking Soul Food with Whole Food
Presented by Courtney Coleman of Cook Well With Courtney
Courtney will teach you how to make traditional southern dishes using gluten-free, dairy free, and unrefined ingredients. You’ll learn how to use lots of seasonal vegetables and delicious herbs & ground spices. She’ll talk about crock pots to streamline cooking time, the best cooking oils for various temperatures, saturated fat vs. trans fat, unrefined salts & sweeteners, and how to combine and cook with herbs and ground spices for best flavor and aroma.


Sunday, September 22nd


12:00 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, and give you the lowdown on everything waterproof!

12:45 pm
What’s Growing at the Garden
Presented by Eve Vigil, Garden Founder of SLOBG
The Garden is Celebrating it’s 30th year of growth this year with more programming, people, and opportunities for partnerships.  Come hear about all that is growing at the garden.

 

1:30 pm
Design & Dine by Chameleon Style
Presented by Camay Arad of Chameleon Style®
Join us for a sneak preview of this Season’s Design & Dine Event. This workshop will focus on Holiday Entertaining… Chameleon Style®! We’ll show you some simple and fresh ideas for your table décor, extra seating and carefree hosting of friends and family.

2:15 pm
Caprese Tarts

Presented by Chef Ryan Swarthout, Dining Services Director of Creston Village
Join us as Chef Ryan Swathouth of Creston Village teaches a delectable recipe for making Caprese Tarts! These delicious tarts are fun and easy to make while impressing your entire dinner party!

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