Workshop, vendor schedule for Grow Jamestown availabe now

JAMESTOWN — The vendor list and workshop schedule for the GROW Jamestown Garden Fair and Home Show is now available. Presented by Mike’s Nursery, the event will take place on Saturday April 1st at the Northwest Arena from 10 am to 4 pm. This year more than 50 vendors and 12 workshops have been lined up by the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation.

“This event not only excites the community that spring is underway but it offers education and resources to get your flower and produce gardens up and running with ease,” says Christina Breen, Event and Project Associate for the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation. “This year we have a total of 56 vendors, some of which are returning favorites and others are new for the first time in 2017. Our event is the only true garden and home show in the area – no other event features home and garden education and hands-on activities like the GROW Jamestown event,” said Mary Maxwell, Neighborhood Project Associate. Vendors scheduled to attend include nurseries, contractors, landscape designers, craft vendors, food vendors, neighborhood clusters, and more. New this year is an interactive Hydroponic system presented by the BioDome Project and two new businesses, Havana Cuban CafÈ and Pizzeria and Full Moon Rising Bakery, who will be serving food and confections for residents to enjoy during the event. Also new this year is a documentary feature. “Each year that we come together to plan this event, we want to include documentaries but resources have been limited until now,” says Breen. This year, two documentaries will be streaming in the upstairs of the arena for participants to enjoy.

Another key feature of the GROW Jamestown Garden Fair and Home Show is the educational workshops hosted by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program of Chautauqua County and other area professionals. This year, 12 workshops have been planned that focus on gardening and home improvement:

¯ Sprinkle Flowers on Your Plate – Growing and Using Edible Flowers

¯ Ask-A-Master Gardener Panel

¯ Medicinal Properties of Common Herbs

¯ Raised Garden Bed Construction and Care

¯ Seed Starting and Vegetable Gardening

¯ What is Ailing My Tree?

¯ Gardening for Butterflies/Monarch Way Station

¯ Paint Like a Pro

¯ Ask-A-Contractor

¯ Boosting Curb Appeal on a Budget

¯ Energy Efficiency in Your Home

¯ Chainsaw Safety Presentation

“We have definitely taken our workshop topics to a new level from previous years,” said Mary Maxwell. “We have had a lot of requests over the years, people wanted more information that pertained to the region where we live. Event volunteers along with the Master Gardeners and business owners have worked hard to make sure this year’s workshops are educational and fun,” said Maxwell.

The GROW Jamestown Garden Fair and Home Show is presented by Mike’s Nursery. Owner Mike Krauth and his staff will be giving away free tomato seedlings to every show attendee while supplies last. Also, the first 1,000 people to the event will receive a free reusable grocery tote courtesy of Wegmans in Jamestown. The event is also graciously sponsored by The Resource Center, Stone & Outdoor Living Center, RSVP, Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program, Century 21 Turner Brokers, Lowes Pro Services and the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation.

For a complete list of vendors and a workshop schedule with times, visit the GROW Jamestown Garden Fair and Home Show website: or check out the event’s Facebook page.

The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation is a public-private partnership supporting downtown and neighborhood revitalization through stakeholder engagement, innovation, and reinvestment in the greater Jamestown, New York, area.