Speakers

2020 Flower Lawn and Garden Show 

Bluebirds

Friday, April 24th 10:30-11:30 

Don Hazel
Don and his wife are retired and moved to Fairfield Glade in 2005. Previously Don has lived in five
other states while working for large corporations. He writes a twice monthly nature column for the
Glade Sun and Crossville Chronicle Newspaper. He is President of the Tennessee Bluebird Society
and Friends of the Trails organizations. He is also President of the Fairfield Glade Fly Fishing Club.


Hydroponic Gardening

Friday, April 24th 1:30-2:30

Dr. Natalie Bumgarner
Natalie Bumgarner is the UT Residential and Consumer Extension Specialist. She is responsible
for educational content development and programming across Tennessee. She has a background in
agriculture and has been active in various facets of horticulture for over 15 years. Her research focused
on vegetable production systems, specifically growing environment impacts on yield and crop
composition in leafy vegetables. She has successfully grown vegetables using the small-scale-soillessand-vegetable-production method using Hydroponics.

 

Hydroponics, Aeroponics, Aquaponics
Saturday, April 25th 10:30-11:30

James A. Spalvins
James got into Hydroponics, Aeroponics and Aquaponics in the 1990’s. His has a degree in
Geology and currently has a small farm in Maryville, TN. He focuses on growing blueberries,
blackberries, Hydroponic kale, collards and lettuce. He has managed the Innovative Garden and
Hydroponic Supply Nursery for the last 5 years. He has also helped create over 150 small farms in East
Tennessee.


Hemp: Production, Products, CBD

Saturday, April 25th 12:00-1:00 Topic:

Maggie Clark
Maggie is a lifelong native of the Upper Cumberland area. She is a 31 year resident of
Cumberland County She is married to Pete Clark, also her partner in business. Her son, Jerri Tuttle is
also a member of their Hemp and CBD endeavors. In 2018, they decided to be a part of the TDA pilot
program for Hemp. Their Cann-I-Help Co, LLC and The Crooked Row products center in helping
people find alternative health remedies and also put Tennessee Small Farmers back to work.

Lawnmower Innovations

Saturday, April 25th 1:30-2:30
Mike Barron 
Mike is retired and worked 31 years in business functions for the Whirlpool Corporation.
He also lived and worked in Asia for three years establishing joint ventures in India and China working
on their cultural integration. He holds a degree in Business Administration and a Master’s in
Organizational Development. Mike has lived in Crossville since retirement where in 2017, he became
certified as a Master Gardener. Mowing and landscaping keeps him busy at home when he is not
working at the Plateau Discovery Garden or working in his wood shop.

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