Friday, April 12, 2013

Christian County Master Gardener Plant Sale April 20 in Ozark

Contact: Dr. Gordon Carriker, agriculture business specialist
Tel: (417) 581-3558

The annual Christian County Master Gardener Plant Sale will be from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 20, at the OTC-Richwood Valley Campus, located between Nixa & Ozark on Hwy 14.

The sale will include perennials, bulbs, annuals, herbs, trees, shrubs, vegetable and flower plants, flower seeds and ornamental grasses.

“The plants at this sale are always very healthy and high quality and will be bargain priced,” said Gordon Carriker, agriculture business specialist with University of Missouri Extension and local coordinator for the Christian County Master Gardeners.

Plants have been raised by Master Gardeners or gathered from gardens maintained by them. Those same Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions or help with plant selection.

“Garden of Eatin’,” a cook book compiled by the Master Gardener’s in Christian County, will also be available at the sale.

“This annual fundraiser is always very popular and the best selections will be available early,” said Carriker. “The mission of the Missouri Master Gardener Extension Program is helping others learn to grow.”

The money raised from the fund raiser will help develop and maintain demonstration gardens at OTC-Richwood Valley Campus, Christian County Judicial Center, the Clever, Garrison Springs, the Nixa Community Centers, the Nixa Xeriscape Garden, and at outdoor science classrooms at elementary schools in the county.

Master Gardeners also provide a hotline, free seminars, booths and literature to the community.

For more information, you can call the Christian County Extension office at (417) 581-3558.


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