About 2017

In its 11th year, The Garden Faire 2017 will be held on Saturday, June 17th, in Scotts Valley’s Sky Park from 9am to 5pm.

The Garden Faire is a free-admission, educational event focusing on benefits of organic gardening and sustainable, healthy living. Included will be a unique assemblage of garden goods and materials, plants and services, plus many knowledgeable speakers, interactive presentations, food and beverage, live music and plenty of activities for everyone.

The 2017 theme, “ Cultivating Community in Times of Change” will explore the importance of individual actions toward building the health of ourselves, our community and our planet, implementing new ideas and techniques that will assist and enhance the growth of plants, while sustaining our earth and our environment, resulting in organic/holistic food for body and spirit.

We selected this theme for 2017 because:

  • Change is inevitable…all of life is constantly changing, every second
  • Change brings us new beginnings…it is to be embraced.
  • Change creates growth …developing new ways…thoughts and ideas.
  • Change encourages us to grow, expanding our horizons through the seasons of life.
  • Changes succeed when we envision and pursue them together.
  • We must all join in the global response to climate change.

Let us embrace change and growth – let us find new ways to take care of our physical earth and world through innovative techniques and ideas that will nurture the earth instead of poisoning it with pesticides and by other destructive means.

Key members of the Garden Faire’s Leadership Team are:

Sheryl McEwan, Chair: U.C. Master Gardener, Green Gardener, Permaculture Designer; A.S. Degree in Landscape Horticulture; Owner, Vision Gardens Landscaping. Connect by email: sherylmcewan@pacbell.net

Pete Christensen: Coordinator of Garden Faire Sales Sales & Marketing;
Vice-president, Sales & Marketing, Magi Scitech.

Golden Love: Creator of the MicroTalks Education Forum and Creator of the FREE Garden Exchange; Coordinator, Ecological Landscaping Association-Monterey Bay Working Group. Co-Coordinator, Central Coast Graywater Alliance; Owner, Love’s Gardens

Brett Graf: Owner of Habitat Gardens, Licensed Landscape Contractor, Landscape Designer, Permaculture Designer, Western Herbalist, a member of the Ecological Landscaping Association, and Green Gardener Instructor.

Laura Dodd: Volunteer Coordinator - Surf City Civil Engineering and Landscape Design - Drafter, Landscape Designer, and Consultant

Tom Karwin: Garden Writer – U.C. Master Gardener – President, Monterey Bay Area Cactus & Succulent Society; Past President, Friends of the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum; Garden Writer