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Kate Wert, Moxie Life Organizing

Kate Wert, Moxie Life Organizing

We all aspire to be happy but sometimes “stuff” gets in the way. Kate Wert, LLMSW, Executive Organizer of Moxie Life Organizing runs a Full Service Professional Organizing business that centers on decluttering environments and the mind to enhance quality of life. She has experience working in homes ranging from prettying up the pantry to help with hoarding. Kate emphasizes creating a judgment-free zone and using a person-centered approach in her practice. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Chapter of National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals (NAPO MI), is an active member with the Grand Rapids Area Hoarding Task Force and keeps in connection with local organizations and vendors to best meet the needs of those she serves. She has been featured in GR Magazine, GR Business Journal, as well as WZZM 13 and Fox 17. To start conquering your clutter – check out her website or follow on social media @moxielifeorganizing.

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Organization & Decluttering 101
March 14, 2019
06:00 pm - 06:45 pm
The Lansing State Journal Home Stage
Organization & Decluttering 101
March 15, 2019
03:00 pm - 03:45 pm
The Lansing State Journal Home Stage
Minding Your Matters – Organizing for Emotional Help
March 15, 2019
06:00 pm - 06:45 pm
The Lansing State Journal Home Stage
Organization & Decluttering 101
March 16, 2019
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
The Lansing State Journal Home Stage
Minding Your Matters – Organizing for Emotional Help
March 16, 2019
03:00 pm - 03:45 pm
The Lansing State Journal Home Stage
Organization & Decluttering 101
March 16, 2019
06:00 pm - 06:45 pm
The Lansing State Journal Home Stage
Organization & Decluttering 101
March 17, 2019
01:00 pm - 01:45 pm
The Lansing State Journal Home Stage
Melinda Myers, Gardening Author & Columnist

Melinda Myers, Gardening Author & Columnist

Nationally known gardening expert, TV/radio host, author & columnist has over 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books, including The Midwest Gardener’s Handbook, The Michigan Getting Started Garden Guide, Michigan Month-by-Month Gardening and Small Space Gardening. She hosts the nationally-syndicated “Melinda’s Garden Moment” TV and radio program and the The Great Courses “How to Grow Anything” DVD series. Myers is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms and writes a nationally-syndicated gardening column. She hosted “The Plant Doctor” radio show for over 20 years as well as seven seasons of “Great Lakes Gardener” on PBS. Myers was recently inducted into The Association for Garden Communicators Hall of Fame. Her website, www.MelindaMyers.com, features gardening videos, audio tips, monthly gardening tips and more.

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Low Maintenance, Big Impact Perennial Gardens
March 15, 2019
03:00 pm - 03:45 pm
The Garden Stage
Unique Ways to Use Container Gardens
March 15, 2019
06:00 pm - 06:45 pm
The Garden Stage
Unique Ways to Use Container Gardens
March 16, 2019
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
The Garden Stage
Low Maintenance, Big Impact Perennial Gardens
March 16, 2019
03:00 pm - 03:45 pm
The Garden Stage
Leslie Hart-Davidson, HDD Studios

Leslie Hart-Davidson, HDD Studios

Leslie Hart-Davidson is a nationally recognized professional interior designer, author, and owner of HDD Studios in Michigan. Leslie holds a B.A. in interior design and has nearly two decades of industry experience, but credits her family for the desire to enter the world of design. The Hart family practiced real estate flipping while she was a child, so her calling for home improvement came early.

Leslie lives and breathes interior design not only in her successful design business, but also through monthly live tv segments on WZZM’s My West Michigan. She has written two home improvement books full of snark and great content: Remodeling Your House without Killing Your Spouse in 2014 and her new release It’s Not Your Room, it’s You.

The design philosophy Leslie adopted when she started her business in 2001 is straightforward: design is a democracy, not a dictatorship. This guiding principal helps audience members and clients better understand design language and the psychology behind how they live in their homes. Her innovative seminars include “Thing or Not a Thing: The Best and Worst of Today’s Design Trends,” “It’s Not Your Room, it’s You” and “Remodeling Your House without Killing Your Spouse.” When she’s not on stage or on camera, you can find Leslie happily pinning to her designdemocracy Pinterest boards.  and creating helpful videos for her designdemocracy YouTube Channel

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Taste of Her Own Medicine: Lessons from a Designer’s Home Kitchen Remodel
March 14, 2019
05:00 pm - 05:45 pm
The Lansing State Journal Home Stage
Taste of Her Own Medicine: Lessons from a Designer’s Home Kitchen Remodel
March 15, 2019
02:00 pm - 02:45 pm
The Lansing State Journal Home Stage
It’s Not Your Room…It’s YOU
March 15, 2019
05:00 pm - 05:45 pm
The Lansing State Journal Home Stage
Taste of Her Own Medicine: Lessons from a Designer’s Home Kitchen Remodel
March 16, 2019
02:00 pm - 02:45 pm
The Lansing State Journal Home Stage
It’s Not Your Room…It’s YOU
March 16, 2019
05:00 pm - 05:45 pm
The Lansing State Journal Home Stage
Taste of Her Own Medicine: Lessons from a Designer’s Home Kitchen Remodel
March 17, 2019
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
The Lansing State Journal Home Stage
It’s Not Your Room…It’s YOU
March 17, 2019
02:00 pm - 02:45 pm
The Lansing State Journal Home Stage
Chef Angus Campbell, Culinary Consultant

Chef Angus Campbell, Culinary Consultant

A City and Guilds Master Craftsmen, with 43 years of experience, Chef Angus Campbell was born and raised on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. Beginning his professional career, Chef Campbell worked at the Bahamas Hotel Training College where he became the Department Chair for their Culinary Arts Department before moving to Grand Rapids where he taught food production at the Hospitality Education Department at their acclaimed public restaurant ‘The Heritage.’ He has won medals at many levels of food competitions and is an accomplished junior culinary team coach. He recently produced a twelve part series on Italian and Scottish cuisine on location for WZZM TV13 and his production of a monthly cable TV show recently won a national bronze medal at the Paragon Awards. His years in the culinary field has taught him the importance of simple being best and allowing the food to speak for itself. Now, as he steps away from teaching, he continues to consult for local, national and international companies.

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Crostini, Bruschetta and Modern Fancy Toasts
March 14, 2019
05:00 pm - 05:45 pm
The Cooking Stage
Crostini, Bruschetta and Modern Fancy Toasts
March 14, 2019
07:00 pm - 07:45 pm
The Cooking Stage
Crostini, Bruschetta and Modern Fancy Toasts
March 15, 2019
03:00 pm - 03:45 pm
The Cooking Stage
Crostini, Bruschetta and Modern Fancy Toasts
March 15, 2019
05:00 pm - 05:45 pm
The Cooking Stage
Crostini, Bruschetta and Modern Fancy Toasts
March 15, 2019
07:00 pm - 07:45 pm
The Cooking Stage
Crostini, Bruschetta and Modern Fancy Toasts
March 16, 2019
01:00 pm - 01:45 pm
The Cooking Stage
Crostini, Bruschetta and Modern Fancy Toasts
March 16, 2019
03:00 pm - 03:45 pm
The Cooking Stage
Crostini, Bruschetta and Modern Fancy Toasts
March 16, 2019
05:00 pm - 05:45 pm
The Cooking Stage
Crostini, Bruschetta and Modern Fancy Toasts
March 16, 2019
07:00 pm - 07:45 pm
The Cooking Stage
Crostini, Bruschetta and Modern Fancy Toasts
March 17, 2019
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
The Cooking Stage
Crostini, Bruschetta and Modern Fancy Toasts
March 17, 2019
02:00 pm - 02:45 pm
The Cooking Stage
Plant Michigan Green

Plant Michigan Green

Join Plant Michigan Green at the Garden Stage for a series of seminars on how to create great Michigan landscapes!

Smart Gardening

Smart Gardening

Join the MSU Extension for their Smart Gardening Seminar Series on the Garden Stage!