ALL SEMINARS ARE FREE with your ticket. DIG IN and turn your garden dreams into reality!

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John Muller

Owner, The Heirloom Seed Store and Daylight Farms

Farmer John Muller is a proud 3rd generation family farmer, and he’s most at home on his tractor. He and his wife, Eda, own Farmer John’s Pumpkin Farm and Daylight Gardens in Half Moon Bay, California. They are both passionate about gardening, and looking at their pumpkin farm, it shows. They have created an aesthetically pleasing, nurturing environment for the many farm visitors that visit each year. This has been done through carefully designed plantings, to give their community and friends a feeling of happiness and joy. Farmer John has been a guest on many television programs and news broadcasts regarding his farming and the farm. He has given seminars for guests at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Half Moon Bay, and served as a judge on their “iron chef” type cook-off using local produce. He is also a regional expert on growing giant pumpkins. Farm John has received many awards for his service and environmental activism in California, including the US Presidential Volunteerism Award, the US EPA External Award for Stewardship, the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Sustainability Award, and the US EPA Extra Mile Award. He has served on the City Council for Half Moon Bay since 2006, and presently serves as the Mayor.

Visit the Heirloom Seed Store booth, #2326 in the Plant Market, at this year’s show.


A Family Affair: Multi-generational Gardening for Fun, Balance and Health

Farmer John, a 3rd generation Family Farmer, will share his experiences and family secrets on vegetable and flower growing — with the help of the people around him. As an urban farmer growing for farmers’ markets, select restaurants, and his grandchildren, his approach works for first time gardeners, seasoned pros, and those who just love to eat what they grow! His engaging and practical experience will show how to make gardening a joyful and balanced family affair.

Sunday, Feb 21 at 10:00 am / DIY Stage