Nuts and bolts: Seattle Home Show 2

  • Wednesday, October 15, 2008 2:40pm
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Home show 2: Have you given up on selling your house? You might get inspired to stay put instead at the Seattle Home Show 2, the fall version of the Seattle hgue home improvement show, opening today and running through Sunday at Qwest Field Event Center.

“Get Your Green On” is the show’s theme, featuring roughly 500 exhibits on interior design, remodeling, landscaping and outdoor entertaining. Learn how to save money, reduce waste, recycle, and use environmentally friendly building techniques and products.

Walk through the special display called The Island Cottage by Ideabox, a boxy 610-square-foot contemporary home certified by the Energy Star and Earth Advantage programs. Constructed with green materials, energy-efficient building techniques and small-space living design, it’s dressed up with bamboo flooring, maple cabinets, stainless steel appliances, cement fiber and steel siding. Learn more about Ideabox of Oregon at

Daily home improvement seminars and cooking demos by local chefs take place, along with a tasting of Chelan Valley wines presented by GrandView on the Lake of Lake Chelan.

Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is $9 for adults, $6 for ages 60 and older, and $3 for ages 7 to 15. See for more details or call 425-467-0960 with questions.

Restoration education: Edmonds Community College is offering a new two-year degree in restoration horticulture to help students who want to restore damaged land, habitat and ecosystems in a range of rural, suburban and urban environments. Requirements include foundation courses within the college’s well-established horticulture program such as plant identification, soils, pest management and pruning as well as new restoration horticulture classes, including “Introduction to Restoration Ecology” and “Pacific Northwest Land and Water Issues.” Winter-quarter courses begin Jan. 5. Call 425-640-1739, e-mail or see for details.

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