Amoung the cream puff stands and the livestock barns at State Fair, you can find gardening expert Melinda Myers. Myers gives demonstrations twice each day of the fair, and this year is no different.
Lake Effect's Mitch Teich took the portable recording equipment and met Melinda to find out what’s on offer, and what it takes, to maintain a garden oasis in the midst of a busy fairground.
"One of our goals is to really show wise use of energy," says Myers. "We have a rain garden to trap water coming off the roof and channel it down through the ground water instead of out into the storm sewer."
Melinda says it just makes sense to spend a little time in a garden in the midst of an exciting state fair. "The fair has lots of activity and fun things to do, but there's some shade here, there's some greenery. It's a little bit cooler here because of all the plants as well."
Melinda is our gardening contributor, and is the author of numerous books on gardening, host of Melinda’s Garden Moments on television, and a series of gardening courses on DVD.
She’ll be at the State Fair at 10am and 2pm every day presenting "Garden Spaces for Everyone & Every Purpose."