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Don Engebretson is the Renegade Gardener. 

WATERLOO — The 67th annual Eastern Iowa Home & Landscaping Show is Feb. 16-18 at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center. Nearly 200 exhibitors are expected to showcase the latest ideas and products for home, lawn and garden.

Hours are 3 to 9 p.m. Feb 16; 10 7 p.m. Feb.17 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 18. Admission is $6 for adults and free for youth 12 and younger. Friday special admission is $5 all day.

Exhibits will include new home contractors, remodeling experts, interior design, kitchens, home entertainment and landscaping. Experts will be on hand with energy-saving solutions and creative options, including solar energy. Consumers can shop for lighting, plumbing, water systems, flooring, windows, doors, siding, hot tubs, fireplaces, sunrooms, grills, geothermal, fencing, lawn care equipment, custom and outdoor furniture.

Chef presentations are new to the annual event featuring Chef Bryan Sink from Bryan’s on 4th and Chef Benjamin Reyes from FigaroFigaro. Sink will present barbecue offerings Saturday, while Reyes will share gourmet meal tips on Sunday.

Kitchen Scrap Gardening will be a daily workshop sponsored by the Black Hawk County Extension master gardener’s. Kids and families will learn how to take items like celery, avocados and pineapples and grow new plants from the leftovers that would normally be thrown away. This feature is located on the upper level.

A Traeger grill will be given away as the grand door prize.

Landscaping and gardening designers will construct landscaped garden displays utilizing pavers, retaining blocks, trees, shrubs and a variety of other products. Decking, lawn equipment and lawn care products will be on display.

Seminars will cover interior design, kitchen and bath remodeling and home energy solutions. The Renegade Gardener Don Engebretson also will present sessions all three days.

Brew sampling will take place on the upper level, including offerings from Confluence Brewing, Henry’s Hard Soda, Two Hats, Not Your Father’s and Sparkling Ice.

The Home Show is sponsored by the Waterloo Exchange Club.

Discount coupons are available at local Kwik Star stores and


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