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Workshops

Access the Mobile Pro stage on the field level in the middle of the west wall.

No pre-registration required. Workshop topics are intended for adults seeking information on interior design, remodeling, solar solutions for homes, plants  and gardening.

Workshop Schedule

*All workshops are scheduled for 45 minutes.

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FRIDAY

5 PM Start Your Own Vegetable & Flower Transplant Indoors from Seed by Don Kinzler

6 PM Shining Light on Solar: An Introduction to Solar Energy for Homeowners by Holsen Home & Solar

7:30 PM LIVE Acoustic Music: Jim White

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SATURDAY

Noon Design a Perennial Flower Garden by Don Kinzler

2 PM Fresh Kitchen and Bath Trends of 2024 by Accent Kitchen & Bath

3 PM Off-Grid Resilience: Exploring Solar Energy Solutions in the Upper Midwest by Holsen Home & Solar

4:30 PM LIVE Acoustic Music: Jim White

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SUNDAY

Noon How to have a Beautiful Lawn with Less Work by Don Kinzler

2 PM Fresh Kitchen and Bath Trends of 2024 by Accent Kitchen & Bath

3 PM Solar Savings Unveiled: Maximizing Financial Benefits for Homeowners by Holsen Home & Solar

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ACCENT KITCHEN & BATH

Tim Liebl is a designer and sales manager at Accent. His expertise includes floor coverings, wall coverings, cabinets, countertops, framing, sheetrock, tape, texture, electrical, and plumbing. He has bid, consulted, and designed over 1,300 different projects, ranging from simple to $1.6 million home remodels.

Jessica Holen is a Fargo Native and has a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from North Dakota State University. She enjoys customer interaction to formulate the best designs for functional homes while upgrading materials and adding each homeowner’s personality. Jessica manages flooring sales at Accent and is one of their lead designers.

Featured Workshop

Fresh Kitchen & Bath Trends for 2024 by Accent Kitchen & Bath

Tim Liebl

Jessica Holen

DON KINZLER

Don Kinzler

A lifelong gardener, Don was born and raised in Lisbon, N.D., and graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in Horticulture. Following graduation, he was employed with NDSU’s Experiment Station in Fruit and Vegetable Research and Woody Plant Improvement, and with Extension as Associate State Horticulturist. He and his wife, Mary, then owned and operated a retail garden center in South Fargo for 25 years. Don is currently NDSU Extension’s Horticulturist for Cass County, N.D., the garden columnist with Forum Communications, and host of WDAY’s Lawn and Garden Radio during the growing season.

Featured Workshops

Start Your Own Vegetable & Flower Transplant Indoors from Seed

Design a Perennial Flower Garden

How to have a Beautiful Lawn with Less Work

Start Your Own Vegetable & Flower Transplant Indoors from Seed

Learn a practical method for growing your own greenhouse-quality transplants to use in your vegetable garden, flowerbeds, and outdoor containers.

Design a Perennial Flower Garden

Perennial flowers are more popular than ever, but developing a well-designed garden can seem daunting. Learn simple methods for developing a beautiful flowerbed that will bloom from spring through fall.

How to have a Beautiful Lawn with Less Work

A lawn can be a beautiful canvas on which the home and landscape are featured, and it doesn’t need to be high maintenance. We’ll discuss ways to grow lush turf with less water, less fertilizer, and less work.

holsen solar

Located in the heart of downtown Fargo, North Dakota, Holsen Solar has been a pioneering force in the smart home and solar energy sectors since its inception in 2019. Founded by Ben Holsen, a passionate innovator and technologist, Holsen Solar has dedicated itself to enhancing the lives of its customers through cutting-edge home automation and sustainable solar solutions.

All workshops are led by Jess Grondahl, Chief Operating Officer of Holsen Solar.

Featured Workshops

Solar Savings Unveiled: Maximizing Financial Benefits for Homeowners

Shining Light on Solar: An Introduction to Solar Energy for Homeowners

Off-Grid Resilience: Exploring Solar Energy Solutions in the Upper Midwest

Jess Grondahl 

FRIDAY WORKSHOP

Shining Light on Solar:
An Introduction to Solar Energy for Homeowners

Join us for an illuminating workshop that unlocks the power of the sun in your home. “Shining Light on Solar” is your gateway to understanding the fundamentals of solar energy and its transformative potential for homeowners.
In this engaging session, we will demystify the complex world of solar energy by starting with the basics. Learn how solar panels capture sunlight and convert it into clean, renewable electricity. Discover the ecological and financial benefits of harnessing solar power, including reduced energy bills and a smaller carbon footprint.
Whether you’re considering solar energy for your home or simply curious about this sustainable energy source, this workshop will equip you with essential knowledge to make informed decisions and embrace a brighter, more sustainable future. Let’s harness the power of the sun together!

SATURDAY WORKSHOP

Off-Grid Resilience:
Exploring Solar Energy Solutions in the Upper Midwest

Explore off-grid solutions in the Upper Midwest with our workshop, “Off-Grid Resilience.” This session introduces practical off-grid solar energy solutions suited to the region’s unique conditions.
Discover the world of off-grid power, where solar energy provides independent and sustainable power. Learn about solar panel technology, energy storage, and efficient energy management for off-grid systems.
Our experienced facilitators will share insights and real-life examples to empower you on your journey to energy independence. Whether you’re looking to power your cabin, ice house, or shed, this workshop equips you with the knowledge and tools for a more sustainable future in the Upper Midwest. Join us today!

SUNDAY WORKSHOP

Solar Savings Unveiled:
Maximizing Financial Benefits for Homeowners

Join us for an enlightening workshop that sheds light on the financial advantages & tax incentives of solar energy for homeowners. “Solar Savings Unveiled” is your key to unlocking the potential for substantial financial gains through solar power.
In this informative session, we will simplify the intricacies of solar energy financing & tax incentives. Learn how solar panels can not only capture sunlight but also transform your home’s energy landscape, leading to substantial savings on your energy bills. We’ll delve into the financial benefits of going solar, including incentives, rebates, & the potential for income generation.
Whether you’re contemplating solar energy for your home or seeking to maximize your financial returns, this workshop equips you with essential knowledge to make informed decisions. Join us as we shine a light on the financial opportunities solar power can bring to your doorstep, helping you embrace a brighter, more prosperous future. Let’s harness the sun’s power together!