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Master Gardeners Plant Fair scheduled April 15


Cumberland County Extension Master Gardeners will hold its annual Plant Fair on April 15, at the extension center, 301 E. Mountain Drive. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Plant Fair will feature educational displays and informal demonstrations on sowing and saving seeds and preparing seedlings for the garden. Discussion topics will include the importance of native plants; attracting pollinators such as bees, birds and butterflies; composting; and growing heirloom vegetables.

The fair will also highlight the Extension Master Gardener volunteer, 4H, Junior Master Gardener and Cumberland County Extension Consumer Horticulture programs.

The fair will feature native plants, vegetables, herbs and house plants. Plants grown by Extension Master Gardener volunteers and harvested seed packs will be  for sale. Vendors will be at the fair with mature native plants for purchase. Cash, checks and major credit cards will be accepted. Master Gardener volunteers will be on hand to answer gardening questions.

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Proceeds from the Plant Fair will support horticulture scholarships, Cape Fear Botanical Garden, Extension Demonstration Garden, Extension Master Gardener education programs, Veterans Home Garden, Warrior Transition Tranquility Garden and the Second Harvest Food Bank garden.

For more information, call the Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners at 910-321-6882.


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