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March 20, 2009 – A strong line up of speakers and special guests will be one of the highlights of this year’s Cape Ann Home and Garden Show on March 28th and 29th at the Gloucester High School Field House, located at 32 Leslie O. Johnson Road in Gloucester, MA.

Patrick Parent grew up in a world filled with plants, fun, and a family that had the highest regard and respect for the green industry. Patrick learned what true excellence meant by working hand and hand with his father, Paul Parent from an early age. Patrick earned his Associates degree in Horticulture of Woody Ornamentals from Stockbridge School of Agriculture and his Bachelors degree in Urban Forestry from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Patrick’s talk “Waking Up Your Garden for Spring” will be at 1pm on Saturday, March 28th, 2009.

A lifelong resident of New England, David Epstein has been a gardener his entire life. David has been fortunate to be able to put together his love of gardening and, as a Channel 5 meteorologist, his knowledge of the weather. He hosted Garden Makeover on WCVB for over three years and brought scores of weekly tips to viewers throughout the region. Now, with the ability to put video on the internet, he started and can do video tips from almost anywhere. David will be speaking at the Show on Sunday, March 28th, 2009 at 1pm.

Dave Zarella of Scotts Lawn Care Products, Natalie Hildt of NationalGrid, local landscape designer Martin Ray, and Dan Ottenheimer of Mill River Consulting are on the schedule to offer expert advice in their field. The Boston Globe’s Handyman on Call, Peter Hotton, will be on hand both days from 10am to 4pm to help find solutions to all your home project problems.

For a full schedule of Show events, sponsors, exhibitors and a $1 coupon off the $5 entry fee, go to