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Master Gardener Spring seminar returns to Hempstead Hall

By Rick Kennedy, managing editor
A rite of spring, the Hempstead County Master Gardeners seminar returns to Hempstead Hall, this time on Monday, March 25 running from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Over the past couple of years, the event has attracted crowds around 200 or so Master Gardeners, home enthusiasts, and home owners.
This year’s topics include “Unusual Fruit of the Backyard Garden” presented by Berni Kurz, State Office, Extension Educator-Consumer Horticulture, and “Raised Beds for All Seasons,” presented by Robin Bridges Union County CEA, Staff Chair-Agriculture.
In the past, the Spring Seminar has included Nursery vendors and exhibits with plants, flowers, garden tools, and even a booth with Bob Erwin’s homemade soap, as well as tables of food and treats.
Although the event brings in certified Master Gardeners, who are trained in such areas as botany, horticulture, soils, fertilizers, vegetables, fruit, lawns and pest control, outdoor enthusiasts and gardening novices also attend to learn more about the subject or to improve their personal home gardens.
Erwin will be back again this year along with vendors like Five Trails Nursery, County 76, and Razorback Jack.
Early Registration is $15, and it will be $20.00 at the door that Monday night. Interested people can RSVP at Hempstead County Extension Office 870-777-5771.

The latest in gardening tools and supplies were on display as several vendors had booths in 2018’s Master Gardener seminar, also hosted at Hempstead Hall. (Rick Kennedy photo)
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