Ellis County Master Gardeners
2018 Lawn and Garden Expo
will take place on
Saturday, March 24, 9am-5pm
Waxahachie Civic Center
Scoll down for details.
Interested in becoming a 2018 Expo Sponsor or Expo Exhibitor?
Contact James Kocian
Lots of door prizes! Drawings throughout the day. Must be present to win.
ELLIS COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS
LAWN AND GARDEN EXPO
East End of Exhibit Hall
1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Roses and Companion Plantings – Mattie Thompson
Ollas – Jane Slone
Shade and Sun Container Gardening – Micki Roark
Seed Saving – Monica Nyenhuis
2:30 to 4:00p.m.
Herbs and Edible Flowers – Arlene Hamilton
Landscapes of Tomorrow -Back to Basics – Scotty Rigsby
Irrigation – YOU CAN DO IT – James Derstler & Allan Paxton
Preserving the Bounty – Tomato & Peppers – Susan Clark
Organic Gardening – Carolyn Ross
The Children’s Workshop Room has become a favorite at the annual Ellis County Master Gardener Lawn and Garden Expo. Children and adults all enjoy the educational exhibits, hands-on activities, and lively atmosphere. The opportunity to move to a larger room was such a big hit in 2016 that we will again be set up in the Crape Myrtle Room of the Waxahachie Civic Center. Master Gardener volunteers are available to assist children with activities and answer parents’ questions about gardening with children. Indian Trail Master Naturalists are always a big part of the Children’s Workshop Room, and working closely with the Master Gardeners, provide fun learning activities all through the day.
Representatives from the Junior Master Gardener program will be on hand to talk with teachers and parents of homeschool students. The Children’s Workshop Room exhibitors include the Texas Honeybee Guild with their live honeybee demonstration hive. Texas Discovery Gardens joins us with unusual critters and information about their education and outreach. Fascinating insect collections from local residents are also on display and parents are welcome to bring their insect questions. Smokey Bear has also been known to make an appearance! The Children’s Workshop Room is always a buzz of activity with educational opportunities children can participate in. Plan to visit the Children’s Workshop Room for a fun time and always a surprise or two!
Compiled by Jane Slone, Master Gardener
Click above for lists of plants offered at Expo