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Community Seed Swap and Seed Starting Workshop, Saturday Jan 30th

2015 Seed Swap

2015 Seed Swap

This is the event that we all look forward to with great anticipation each year. What a great way to kick off spring (albeit a little early!), sharing seeds and garden stories with like-minded gardeners. Expect a diverse crowd of experienced gardeners and seed savers, and those hoping to gain wisdom. Bring seeds you have saved in years past, and extra seeds from packs that you have leftover from last year. If possible, bring snack-size ziplocks or coin envelopes for seed swapping, and a sharpie to label your seeds. We hope to see our seed swap regulars as well as many new faces this year. A short seed starting workshop will begin at 5:30, swapping commences at 6:15. As is tradition, we will be having a gift card raffle, lots of special deals for swappers who wish to grab some supplies, and some beverages for all those who attend. Feel free to bring a snack to share, or contribute something to the community. Over the years we have had folks bring goodies, handmade soap, honey, and homemade ginger beer to share with other swappers. If possible, please RSVP to our event on Facebook so we have a general idea of how many people to plan for. Thanks and hope to see many of you on the 30th!
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Customer Appreciation Day November 7th

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Save the date, you don’t want to miss this event! We will be here from 10-6 on Saturday, November 7th, with visiting industry experts from HORTILUX, SUNLIGHT SUPPLY, HYDROFARM, CUTTING EDGE SOLUTIONS, SUNLEAVES, FOXFARM, BOTANICARE,  HYDRODYNAMICS INTL and NEXTLIGHT. What a great opportunity to attend their FREE workshops, hang out and ask questions, pick up lots of samples, and hopefully get in on the $3500 in raffle items we will be giving away that day.

WOW! Our vendors ROCK! Here is our raffle list so far:

A NextLight 525 watt LED grow light valued at $1295, a sweet HPS 1000 Grow Light from our friends at Sunlight Supply, retail $300, a Secret Jardin Grow Tent from Sunleaves and Partner Brands, two hydroponic systems from Hydrofarm, the Emily’s Garden and the Mega Garden, 2 sets of Power Veg lamps from Hortilux, a Super Sprouter Kit from Sunlight Supply, Lots of Cutting Edge Solutions and Fox Farm products, Grodan Rockwool, and plenty of Tshirts and surprises. You get a raffle ticket just for coming, and raffles will be going on all day.

LOTS of fertilizers, soil, T-Shirts and surprises still coming in!   

We are excited about our extensive workshop schedule. This is the biggest educational event for indoor gardening and hydroponics in the southeast. People talked about last years’ educational workshops all year…and this year we have more, with several new topics. Check back for workshop updates.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE  as of 10/21/15

11:00 Cutting Edge Nutrients
Optimum Plant Nutrition through Foliar Feeding
11:45  NextLight                                                                                                                                        LED and light spectrum
12:30  Botanicare
Nutrients are NOT Equal! / The importance of calcium and magnesium in plant growth
1:00  Hydrofarm
Home Hydroponics with Emily’s Garden and Mega Garden
1:45 Foxfarm
Soil and Organics, Maximize Success in your Grow Room
2:30  Hortilux
PAR, Light Spectrum, Lumens
3:15  Sunleaves and New Earth
CO2 and Environmental Controls to Increase Yields
4:00  Sunlight Supply
Game Changing DE and LEC Grow Lights

We will have free beer and other beverages, 21 and over. Plenty of non-alcoholic drinks for BBQ cowboyyou, too. This is a family friendly event. Holy Smokes, the BBQ Cowboy, who was featured in Louisville magazine will be here with his smoker cooking up some incredible, smokey, deliciousness. He will be selling (huge) plates for $8.00. We will be giving BBQ credits away with all purchases over $50 so you can eat on us when you make a purchase on the 7th!

 

Free Workshop on Indoor Gardening with Grow Lights

Gardening Indoors Under Lights:  Saturday, September 12th, 2:00pm ET

MS, HPS, T5…if you want to grow indoors and these abbreviations are confusing, then this is the workshop for you! Vance and Terry will be showing you how to set up a productive grow room and how to start growing indoors. They will cover Metal Halide, High Pressure Sodium, and High Output Fluorescent lighting, as well as other important factors in successful, indoor gardens. Our good-better-best approach helps you make the best choices for your budget for lighting and accessories. We will start from the ground up with setting up grow rooms, hydroponics or soil, bringing plants in from outdoors, and how to set up incrementally. Whether you want a kitchen herb garden or a basement full of veggies, if you have questions, this workshop is for you! All workshop participants get 20% off their purchases after the workshop.

Road Trip! Aquaponics Farm Tours Aug 22nd

This is a long-awaited group trip to see some Aquaponic farms, Lexington is about an hour drive from our store. Hope you can make it!

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We will be meeting at 11:30 sharp at New Earth to caravan/car pool to Food Chain in Lexington, Kentucky. We will eat at Smithtown Seafood after our tour, where they prepare and serve Food Chain Tilapia and produce, as well as other local choices. After lunch we will head over to Bluegrass Aquaponics for a guided tour of their commercial greenhouses; question and answer with the owners will follow. Those not wanting to caravan are welcome to meet us at Food Chain at 12:45pm ET in Lexington. Expect to be back in Louisville around 5:30 – 6:00pm. Total cost for both Aquaponic farm tours for adults will be $15 plus lunch.

foodchain_tankOur Food Chain tour starts at 1:00pm and tour cost is $10 adults/$5 youth. Food Chain is a non-profit that provides education and hands-on training for indoor, sustainable food production and processing. They are the first in Kentucky to do an aquaponic system like this totally indoors, under lights.

Smithtown Seafood is one of the links in FoodChain. Nearly every dollar spent at Smithtown will in part benefit FoodChain’s mission of educating adults and children about sustainable agriculture, food production and smart food choices. They simply step outside their back door and into the Food Chain farm for superfood salad greens, herbs and tilapia. See their menu and check prices at www.smithtownseafood.com

Family owned, commercial aquaponics farm in Versailles, Kentucky

Bluegrass Aquaponics is a family owned, commercial aquaponic greenhouse . They grow Tilapia, greens, swiss chard, herbs, kale, and other produce in integrated systems that are a cross between aquaculture and hydroponics. Come see how one family is making their unique business vision succeed with hard work and creative marketing. We will be visiting their location after we tour Food Chain and have lunch, around 3:30pm. Expect the tour to take about an hour; produce and fish will be available for purchase. Tour cost is $5 per person.

Expected Schedule for the Day (Eastern Time)

11:30am Those caravanning and carpooling will be leaving the New Earth parking lot.

12:45pm Meet at Food Chain for 1:00 tour.

2:00pm Eat lunch at Smithtown Seafood

3:00pm Drive to Bluegrass Aquaponics for 3:30 tour

4:45pm Head home, expect to arrive around 5:45pm

We are looking forward to this event! Please RSVP by emailing nancy@newearthgardencenter.com, calling us at 502.261.0005, or joining our Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/876688205746575/

Free Workshops Saturday June 20th

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beneficial insects for your garden

ORGANIC PEST CONTROL WORKSHOP Saturday, 6/20 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Gardens are in and growing, now here come the bugs! Learn how to go to battle with the critters that want to eat your plants before you do. Don’t panic and spray poisons, come in before the problem is out of hand and learn how to handle these problems in a safe, natural way. Vance will be at the helm to show you the myriad of organic pest controls and natural fungicides that are available, explain how they work, and give some practical advice on keeping your natural garden healthy and thriving. Using beneficial insects in your garden will also be addressed. There will be a question and answer period after the lecture. This workshop is free, and attendees will receive 20% off all purchases after the workshop on Saturday!

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Our own Compost Tea to Brew at Home

Free Compost Tea Making Workshop               Saturday 6/20  4:00 – 5:00

Learn how to make a biologically active fertilizer for your garden using a five gallon bucket, air pump, air stone, and the New Earth Compost Tea Kit. This kit includes worm castings, kelp, two kinds of guano, and our own Smart Tea as an activator. This workshop is being held right after our Natural Pest Control workshop. It starts at 4:00pm this Saturday, 6/20. Come at 3:00pm and attend both. It will be an afternoon of sharpening your gardening skills and covering two very popular topics!

Seed Swap, 2/21, 7pm

You seriously do not want to miss this event if you love seeds and garden talk. Last year it was our most popular event other than our customer appreciation day, and we expect it to be bigger and better this year. Bring your seeds to share, we will provide envelopes and sharpies for the swappers. No seeds? Seed swappers are notoriously generous, so no worries. We have lots of seeds and can share. Seed swapping and garden story swapping can build up a thirst and an appetite, so our friends at Jam Pan Food Truck will have their spicy Jamaican deliciousness there, along with their incredibly tasty ginger beer imported from Jamaica, mon.

Contact nancy@newearthgardencenter.com if you want to help out with the swap in any way. #NewEarthSeedSwap, looking forward to it!SeedSwap

NYE Pre-Party, 5pm – 8pm

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Kinda last minute, but we are going to have an open house/early party for everybody to hit before the real NYE partying starts later in the evening. We honestly could not think of any place we would rather kick off 2015 than at New Earth! We have had an incredible year, most exciting time since the ’90’s…and 2015 is going to rock. It may sound cliche, but it really is because of you. We cannot thank you enough for supporting us and helping us succeed at our dreams!

We will be open all day for business with some year end deals, then at 5, the party starts. We will have plenty of drinks, refreshments, and if you do want to make a purchase, plenty of after-hours deals and surprises. (In other words, we are still working on it!) Probably have some corn hole, backgammon, cards, etc going. Help us plan our seed swap, talk about gardening, have a drink and a bowl of chili…you get the idea. Hope a lot of you can make it, stop for just a quick drink to say hello, or stay till we go home :)

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Super pumped about our Nov 8th Customer Appreciation Event! We have Sunlight Supply, Hydrofarm, Bloomington Wholesale, TechnaFlora, Cutting Edge Nutrients and NEXT Lighting coming into town to bring swag, give seminars, give out samples and answer all your questions! We will be offering special discounts, sales, some swag of our own, and providing you with some awesome local food and beer to keep your strength up while you soak in all the info. Don’t miss this chance to meet our manufacturers, grab some samples, and get some of the best deals of the year…while enjoying some Kentucky BBQ and beer. Hope to see you on the 8th, so we can thank you personally for all your support.