2018 Seminar Schedule

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Seminar Room Located off Arena Floor
Times and presentations may change

12:15 – 12:45 Preventing Ethanol Issues in Small Engines

Learn the best steps you can take to prevent the problems that can arise in your small engine powered lawn and garden equipment due to ethanol blended fuel. Understanding how to live with ethanol can save you from expensive repair bills and the headache that comes from an inoperable piece of equipment. Presented by: Nate Flagg, Brentwood Power Equipment, Brentwood, NH

1:00 – 1:30 GARDEN SEMINAR: Perennial Groundcovers for the New England Garden

Join us for a discussion about the many uses and varieties of perennial groundcovers.
Presented by:
Ridgely Fanara of Churchill’s Gardens

1:15 – 1:45 State of Solar in NH

This has been a year of big changes in the very popular solar programs in NH. Understand how changes in net metering, rebates, and RECs effect your economics of going solar.
Presented by: George Horrocks, Harmony Energy Works Incorporated, Hampton NH, covering NH, MA, and southern ME.

2:15 – 2:45 The Benefits of the Design/Build Approach to Home Remodeling

Exploring the benefits of working with a Design & Build company when selecting a contractor for your home remodel. Topics include what to look for in a good design and build company, what to expect during both the design and production phases, and helpful tips to get the most out of your home remodeling project.
Presented by: Len and Maya Bogh, Great Northern Builders, South Berwick, ME

3:15 – 4:00 The “Real” Scoop on Buying or Selling a Home

Rocket Science or Common Sense? This 45 minute seminar will save you a lot of time, money, and headaches. Learn how to avoid costly mistakes.
Presented by: Bill & Connie Dolloff from RE/MAX & Homes for Heroes – Exeter, NH. Dave Chenel from DPC Home Inspections, Derry, NH. Jacob Kallgren from North Point Mortgage, Portsmouth, NH.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Seminar Room Located off Arena Floor
Times and presentations may change

1:00 – 1:30 GARDEN SEMINAR: Cold-Tolerant Plants for Early Spring Containers

Spring isn’t just for pansies anymore! Come learn about some of the other great plants that can be used in cold spring beds or containers. We’ll be bringing potted plants so you can see, smell and touch these beautiful options.
Presented by: Suddhayu Shafer of Churchills Gardens


1:00 – 1:30 Choosing Stone, Tile, Grout and Shower Glass For Your Home

Considerations when choosing stone, tile, grout, and shower glass for your new home or remodel will be discussed. Some basic understanding to help the home owner keep their home looking new for years to come, reduce cleaning time, avoid surface damage, and eliminate the need for harsh toxic cleaners on these surfaces.
Presented by: Paul Muckerheide, Granite State Hydroshield, Hampstead, NH


1:45 – 2:15 Why Build a Net Zero Energy Home?

Learn about the advantages of these high-performance homes including comfort, health, affordability, monthly & annual savings on energy costs and more. Find out what sets a Net Zero home apart from conventional designs.
Presented by:
Matt Silva, Futuro Construction, Portsmouth, NH