Omaha Home & Garden Expo
Spring is Coming to the CenturyLink Center Omaha!
Featuring Paul James, Popular Host of “Gardening by the Yard”
Master gardener Paul James, Host of the top-rated HGTV Show “Gardening By the Yard” will present the lighter side of gardening while providing practical advice.
Sat. Feb 2 – 2:00 PM & 6:30 PM
Sun. Feb 3 – 2:30 PM
Paul James, host of Gardening by the Yard, admits there was a time when he hated gardening. The dislike stemmed from digging Bermuda grass out of his father’s vegetable garden in the middle of August. Paul has come a long way since that memorable hot and sweaty day. Now known as “The Gardener Guy,” Paul serves as Gardening by the Yard’s creator, writer and senior producer and shoots almost the entire show in his own backyard.
“I remember watching gardening shows when I was younger, and I was amazed at how everything was always picture perfect. The soil was so soft and crumbly. The plants were pest disease free. And the hosts never broke a sweat! So when I got the chance to do my own show, I decided to make it as real as possible.”
That realism, plus Paul’s somewhat zany style and a commitment to all-natural approaches to gardening, has endeared viewers to his show since it first aired on HGTV in 1996. “If I’ve got a spot where the soil is awful, or a plant that’s been riddled by bugs or plagued by some sort of disease, I don’t hide it. I feature it. How else will people know how to deal with their own garden problems?”
Paul’s gardening career began in 1978 when he and his wife, Carrie, purchased their first home. As an undergraduate, Paul studied botany, plant physiology and plant pathology. He obtained his master gardener certification in 1983.
Despite his credible education background, Paul confesses that most of what he knows about gardening came from “digging in the dirt, and making more than a few mistakes along the way.”
When he’s not in the garden, Paul enjoys time in the kitchen, fishing his favorite trout stream, playing guitar, hanging out with his kids, practicing Tae Kwon Do and working on his third-degree black belt.
For 14 years before entering the world of television, Paul owned and operated a corporate communications company that specialized in corporate comedy.
Featuring Ed Begley Jr., Popular TV & Movie Actor & Host of “Living with Ed ”
Known as the Greenest man in Tinsel Town and Host of the top-rated
HGTV Series Living with Ed
Fri. Feb 1 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM – Sat. Feb 2 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM
As environmental issues become more pressing, there are two possible responses: forget it and hope that government and corporations will figure it out, or take action yourself.
n the “take action yourself” camp, a few individuals are leading the way. One such person in California is Ed Begley, Jr. Environmental lawyer and long-time friend, Bobby Kennedy, Jr. has said “Ed has a greater sense of social obligation than anyone I know. He’s like a West Coast cadet who Go Ahead and Ask Edgets up every morning and says ‘reporting for duty’”.
Turning up at Hollywood events on his bicycle, Ed has been considered an environmental leader in the Hollywood community for many years. He has served as chairman of the Environmental Media Association, and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. He still serves on those boards, as well as the Thoreau Institute, the Earth Communications Office, Tree People and Friends of the Earth, among many others.
His work in the environmental community has earned him a number of awards from some of the most prestigious environmental groups in the nation, including the California League of Conservation Voters, the Natural Resources Defense Council, The Coalition for Clean Air, Heal the Bay and the Santa Monica Baykeeper.
He currently lives near Los Angeles in a self-sufficient home powered by solar energy.
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