We would like to thank the community and all who participated in making the 2016 Plant Sale a success on May 7. The beautiful, sunny skies, happy plants and flowers and many smiling faces contributed to a great day at Ed Leamon Park in Fairfield Bay. We are already looking forward to next year!
Eighteen Master Gardeners were treated to a luncheon and presentation at the Dirty Farmer’s Community Market in Clinton, which is part café, part farmer’s market and part craft fair. Owners Jackie and Sean Sikes made a fabulous lunch of BBQ Sweet Potato Sandwiches with a zesty Baked Bean side and a delightful Peanut Cream Pie. The Greater Good Café’s motto, “Eat what you need, pay what you can” supports the community in so many ways. The store/café, which has been at their Main Street location for 3 years, has locally grown produce and products, such as breads, honey, jams, and the best farm eggs around. Everything is healthy and farm-to-table fresh. Their mission is to bring healthy foods and handmade arts and crafts to the community that everyone can afford and enjoy. It was enlightening as well as inspiring! For more information, see their website or call (501) 253-4716.
One of our focused initiatives this year is community education. We are planning on a Butterfly & Hummingbird Workshop on June 29, 2016 at Petit Jean Electric (on Quality Drive) in Clinton from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The program will be presented by Vickie Schoeneweis, a Park Interpreter at Jacksonport State Park in Newport, AR. This is a great opportunity to learn beneficial methods for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden. Proper plant varieties and placement will be discussed along with different types of feeders. We will also make a craft or two, including homemade feed tapes and “green grenades” filled with wildflower seeds. Bring a brown bag lunch and join us! A reservation is required and the cost is $15. RSVP to Linda Yarman at [email protected].
For more information on the Master Gardener Program, please contact Marylou Horvath, President, VBC Master Gardeners at (501)884-6934 or our VB County Extension Agent Danny Griffin at (501)745-7117.