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Fall Garden Expo & Plant Sale

Date(s): 9/28/2013

9:00 AM until 1:00 PM

UF/Leon County Extension Office, 615 Paul Russel Road, Tallahassee, FL
The public is cordially invited to attend a Fall Garden Expo at the UF/Leon County Extension Office, located at 615 Paul Russell Road, about a quarter mile east of the fair grounds. The event will be held Saturday September 28, 2013 from 9:00 AM till 1:00 PM and it is FREE.

Garden Tours: Self-Guided Tours allow folks to stroll through the gardens at their leisure and visit with Master Gardener Bed Hosts stationed in each of the six demonstration gardens. Three guided tours will meander through all six of the demonstration gardens covering about one acre.

Educational booths: Extension office departments, which include Families & Consumer Sciences, 4H & Youth development, Urban Forestry/Trees & their Benefits and Environment/ Sustainable Living, will have educational booths, exhibits, and sustainability tours. Or, you can visit the Master Gardener Booth to ask horticulture questions. Booths will also cover Hand Pollination, Herbs, Roses, Container Gardening, Xeriscaping, Bee Keeping, Vegetable Gardens, Floral Designs from Garden Plants, Wildlife Displays, Florida Friendly landscapes, Invasive Plants, Micro-Irrigation, Greenhouse Demonstration, Plants that attract Butterflies, Plant Propagation, and more. These booths will be promoting at least one of the 9 principles of Florida Friendly Landscaping as determined by the University of Florida IFAS program.

Scavenger Hunt! Test your observation skills by participating in a unique and educational scavenger hunt! See if you can find all of the featured items.

Plant Sales! Plants donated by Leon County Master Gardeners and others will be on sale at reasonable prices. Money from these sales goes toward paying the expenses for sending our Leon County Master Gardener Plant ID Team to state competition. Last year the Leon County team was judged number one.

Free! Free snacks, refreshments, and musical entertainment will also be available. This event is free. Come take a tour and find out first-hand what your Leon County Extension Office has to offer.

For more information, contact the Leon County Extension Office or volunteers Dale Taylor at whiteoak43@gmail.com or Regina Blackstock at greentree@embarqmail.com.

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