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Browse through thousands of varieties of plants and learn how to grow them with our acclaimed guest speakers.
Come and join us and 7000 gardeners at America's premier event of seeds, plants, music, culture and the celebration of historic foods. Enjoy a sense of community with fascinating seed collectors, renowned musicians, national speakers, historic demonstrators, food activists, home schoolers, western re-enactors, organic growers, gourmet chefs, free-thinkers, historic farm animals & poultry, Ozarkian crafters, trendy vendors and herbal hippies...
It's all here and more at the SPRING PLANTING FESTIVAL!
Join us May 5 & 6 (Sun. and Mon.), 2013 10 a.m.-7 p.m. both days at Baker Creek Seed Company
Adults $5.00, Kids 16 and under get in free.
Come and listen to some of the foremost garden experts in America.
Dr. William Woys Weaver -- Sunday 2:00 PM Monday 11:00 AM
Internationally-known food historian and author of 16 books.
Percy Schmeiser -- Monday 12:30 PM
A long time farmer and farm equipment dealer from Saskatchewan, Canada. His canola fields were contaminated with Monsanto’s Roundup Ready Canola. Monsanto sued Schmeiser, demanding he pay a technology fee of $15 per acre because he was benefiting from their technology. Percy counter-sued and took the case all the way to the Canadian Supreme Court.
Christian Dake -- Monday 3:00 PM
A long time California gardener and seed saver who grew hundred of varieties of melons for the National Heirloom Exposition.
John Valenzuela -- Sunday 3:00 PM
President of Golden Gate Chapter of California Rare Fruit Growers. He is an horticulturist, consultant and educator who has returned to live in Northern California after being based in Hawaii for 15 years.
Charlie Hopper -- Sunday 4:30 PM Monday 3:30 PM
Marketing Specialist, Missouri Department of Agriculture
Dwight Richmond -- Sunday 4:30 PM Monday 3:30 PM
Global Grocery Purchasing Coordinator, Whole Foods Market
Linda Fay -- Sunday 10:30 AM
New Mexico Based Gardener and pure food advocate
Dr. Jeffrey Nekola -- Sunday 10:30 AM
Internationally recognized biodiversity researcher.
Ronnie Cummins -- Monday 1:00 PM
Founder and director of the Organic Consumers Association.
Jim Long -- Monday 2:00 PM
Herb gardener and prolific writer who travels the world looking for interesting new herbs and vegetables.
Ira Wallace -- Sunday 11:30 AM
A Central Virginia Master Gardener who serves on the board of Organic Seed Alliance and who is a worker owner of the cooperatively managed Southern Exposure Seed Exchange.
Oscar "Hank" Will III -- Sunday 4:00 PM
Editor in Chief of Grit magazine and the great-grandson of the founder of the notable Oscar H. Will Co. seed and nursery business.
John Brazaitis Monday -- 12:00 PM
A life-long beekeeper and local honey producer.
Last year's Spring Festival attracted 70+ musicians from many different states! The folk music contest was huge and filled with quality entertainers! Our festivals have become a premier event for historic culture and music. You're going to love the Western, Folk, Country, Gospel, American, Irish, and Bluegrass music! Music abounds everywhere with 3-4 stages playing most of both days at the Spring Festival!
Enjoy some of Branson, Missouri's finest talent, and your invited to bring your traditional instruments and join in the fun.!