Spring Planting Festival




Join us May 6 & 7 (Sun. and Mon.), 2018.  

10 a.m.-7 p.m. both days at Baker Creek Seed Company

Adults $5.00, Kids 16 and under get in free.




2278 Baker Creek Road
Mansfield, MO  65704









Browse through thousands of varieties of plants and learn how to grow them with our acclaimed guest speakers.


Come and join us and 10,000 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...




2018 Speaker Schedule


10:30  Brad Gates (the Tomato Guy from Wild Boar Farms):

11:30  Doug and Stacy:  (Homestead YouTube stars—Off the Grid with Doug and Stacy) “Best Produce to Grow for Food and Selling”

12:30  Kevin Fortey:  (World record produce grower from Wales)  “Growing Giant Produce”

1:30  David Bohlen:  (Co-owner/operator of Bohlen Family Farms) "Specialty Farming”

2:30  Noe Hernandez:  (Longtime farmer and seed producer)  “Useful Gardening Information I Learned from my Grandfathers.”

3:30  William Woys Weaver:     (Acclaimed author, lecturer, and seed saver.) “Seed to Table:  The Future of Regional Cuisine”

4:30  Jennifer Holmes: (Master beekeeper and honey judge)  “Pollinators and the Need for Diversity”

5:30 Rafael Mier:  (Heirloom corn and tortilla activist in Mexico):  “Mexican Corn: Culture, Biodiversity and Traditional Uses”



10:30  Doug and Stacy: (Homestead YouTube stars—Off the Grid with Doug and Stacy) “Living the Pioneer Life in the 21st Century”

11:30  William Woys Weaver: (Acclaimed author, lecturer, and seed saver.) “Preserving Native American Biodiversity”

12:30  Josephine DeFalco:  (Well-known author and food preserver)  “Yes, You Can Can”

1:30  Fred Perlee:  (Adventurous Ozarks farmer)  “Finding Solutions to Common Garden Problems”  

2:30  Jim Long:  (Acclaimed author, world traveler, and owner/operator of Long Creek Herbs)  “Herbs are Useful for Flavor, Healing, Crafts and Much, Much More.”  

3:30  David Bohlen:  (Co-owner/operator of Bohlen Family Farms)  “Marketing Your Produce”  

4:30  Shannon McCabe:  (Writer, Seed Explorer, and Live Video Educator)  “Collecting Rare Seeds for Baker Creek”

5:30  Panel discussion—Seed Saving


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