Master Gardeners to hold garden fair, April 30

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WEST CHESTER—Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Chester County will hold a garden fair on April 30th, 10am-3pm, at the 4-H Romano Center, located at 1841 Horseshoe Pike (Rt. 322) in Honey Brook PA. The fair will offer activities, food, games, a plant and book sale, educational exhibits, and a variety of short talks on subjects such as raising vegetables, growing herbs, garden design, pruning, butterfly gardening, attracting birds, raised beds, daylilies, composting, and more.  The entire event is under cover, so it will be held rain or shine. Cost is just $5 per adult and there is no charge for children.

“Gardening 101—It’s Easier than you Think!” is geared for beginners but will have something for everyone.  Participants can make a living wreath, play gardening Jeopardy or mini-golf, enjoy hot dogs and ice cream, or chat with D.B. Pest, the pesticide education robot. Throughout the day, Master Gardeners will hold mini-workshops on various topics of interest. Participants can choose the talks they like, moving from one to another as they please. Representatives of area environmental and horticultural organizations and clubs will be on hand with displays and educational materials.

Master Gardener Programs are affiliated with land-grant universities such as Penn State and managed through the Cooperative Extension service. Master Gardeners are volunteers who educate the public about gardening and horticultural issues. Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Chester County work year-round on a variety of projects, including demonstration gardens, horticultural therapy programs, community gardens outreach, and a Speakers Bureau that offers talks on a wide range of horticultural subjects.

For more information about the Penn State Extension Master Gardener program in Chester County, please contact the Penn State Extension office located at 601 Westtown Rd. in West Chester by calling 610-696-3500 or email Nancy Sakaduski, Master Gardener Coordinator, at nds13@psu.edu.  Look for “Chester County Master Gardeners” on Facebook.

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