The Master Gardeners of Rutherford County will present the Fall Garden Extravaganza on Saturday, September 24th from 8:00 that morning until 4:30 in the afternoon. It will again at the Lane Agricultural Park, 315 John Rice Boulevard, next to PAWS and just down from Sam's.
The Extravaganza is for anyone wanting to plan a new garden or improve an existing one. Seasoned gardeners will provide answers to gardening questions. Live demonstrations include flower arranging, dividing perennials, fall pruning, lawn repair, varmint control, composting and crafting a composting barrel. Vendors will have useful and decorative items and plants for sale.
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Tammy Algood, host of TV's "Volunteer Gardener" and author of “The Complete Southern Cookbook” will talk on "Using and Keeping Your Homegrown Veggies". Then GroWild's specialist Mike Berkley will tell about "Natural designing with native plants". He is also well known as the landscape designer for the Clinton Presidential Library. Award-winning landscape architect and founder of The Sustainable Living Guild Kevin Guenther will talk about "The Pathway to Resourceful Living". And Agricultuaral Extension Specialist Mitchell Mote, whom you hear regularly on WGNS, will how to do practical vegetable gardening.
Tickets may be purchased at the door for only $5, and children age 12 and younger are admitted free. Proceeds benefit the Dewayne Trail 4-H Scholarship Fund. For more information, visit Facebook at www.facebook.com/fallgardenextravaganza or on the internet at www.mastergardeners-rc.org.