Here’s a sampling of what’s happening at the Columbus Dispatch Spring Home & Garden Show today.
• 1 p.m.: Starting Your Vegetable Garden From Scratch with Katie Carey of Columbus Foodscapes is a beginner-level class designed for new and intermediate gardeners who want to grow their own fruits, vegetables and herbs. Attendees will learn how to start growing produce organically, in spaces big and small. You’ll learn the basics of: selecting the right location for your vegetable garden, creating a basic landscape sketch for your garden and how to make a simple planting plan that will set you up for success and support you throughout the season.
• 3 p.m.: Christine Marsey, co-founder of Central Ohio Women in the Trades (COWIT) — a Columbus based nonprofit group focused around the education, recruitment and retention of women within the various trades — will conduct a hands-on, female-led workshop on plumbing.
• 4 p.m.: Beth Urban, an Ohio State University Master Gardener volunteer, will conduct a session on native Ohio wildflowers.
• 5 p.m.: Matt Coultrip, founder of Coultrip Design & Consulting, will share tips for bringing your living space beyond the four walls of your home to the outside.
The Spring Dispatch Home & Garden Show runs through Sunday at the Ohio Expo Center, Interstate 71 and East 17th Avenue. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., except Sundays, which are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Masks are strongly encouraged. Admission is $8, or $10 at door, and free for children. Discount coupons are available at Lowe’s. Parking is $5. To buy tickets or more information, visit www.dispatchshows.com.