Awhile back I posted info on attending the Douglas County Master Gardener Spring Fair. The event is this Saturday. Here’s an in-depth look what will be happening. Thanks to Stan Ring for providing this article.
Admission is FREE.
“As Master Gardener Jim Harmon says, “This is an excellent educational opportunity for anyone who wants to learn about gardening.” Harmon is one of the lead organizers of the event, with Master Gardeners Jane Cram and Lisa Larsen. “It’s a one-stop-shop for ‘how to’ gardening information,” notes Cram. “This is a great opportunity to talk one-on-one with Master Gardeners,” says Larsen, “and bring in those specific questions.”
Mastering Your Lawn and Garden, a Spring Garden Fair sponsored by the Douglas County Master Gardeners and K-State Research and Extension-Douglas County, will be held on Saturday, April 12 from 9:00 AM to 4:00PM in building 21 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper Street, Lawrence, Ks.
Extension Master Gardeners will be on hand with information on tree planting and care, growing healthy lawns, container gardening, attracting garden wildlife, etc.. Learn how to start seeds, choose and care for garden tools, and practice wise pest management. There are also kids’ activities.
Representatives from Kansas State Extension will be present to show what’s new in the Prairie Star Annuals, Prairie Star Perennials, field trials and give the latest information on the threat of the Emerald Ash Borer. A Garden Garage Sale allows you to re-purpose garden treasures. Unique garden crafts, hand made by Master Gardeners, will be available. Concessions will be provided.
Throughout the day, there will be drawings for door prizes including a magnificent hand crafted cedar arbor. Spend a day with the Douglas County Extension Master Gardeners and you’ll find the information you need to make your own green spaces thrive. Master YOUR lawn and garden this year.
This event only occurs every two years and can really put you in contact with the Douglas County Extension and all of its activities. The emphasis at each booth is education both for what extension does and how it can help you be more successful. This is a fun, non pressure, non sales event.”
Spring Fair Booths
Butterflies and Pollinators
Integrated Pest Management
Trees and Shrubs
Emerald Ash Borer
Prairie Star Annuals
Prairie Bloom Perennials
4H with Kids activities
Master Food Volunteers
African Violet Club