From Master Gardener Marsha Flores.
The Louisville Home, Garden and Remodeling Show on March 18-20, 2016 at the KY Expo Center was a huge success. The JCMGA and the JCES were showcased as great community resources for gardening information and websites and other resources were provided. We had 453 people stop by the Tip Table to ask questions and pick up UK Publications regarding topics of interest. We also fielded questions about utilizing JCES as a resource for soil sample testing, provided information how to plant a tree and answered an array of other gardening questions.
Flyers were provided to promote JCMGA’s Arbor Day Tree Give-a-way on April 9th, and Gardenaganza on April 24th. Lowe’s donated 2015 vegetable and flower seed packets to Master Gardener Eileen Schweinhart and those seed packets were donated to interested visitors to the Tip Table. People were interested in how to become a Master Gardener, how to attract butterflies and pollinators to their backyard, how to grow tomatoes, how and when to plant vegetables and how best to prune trees and shrubs.
Many thanks to Master Gardeners Cindy Ludden, Mary Jane Emrich, Allison Foster, Kathy Morris, Alice Redmon, Herman Wyssbrod, Janie Kanzler, Linda Guss, Cindy Collins George, Patty Hampton, Jan Eastburn, Ellen Carrithers, Marsha Flores and 2015 Master Gardener interns, Rhonda Niemi and Kris Burke who volunteered to work at the Tip Table. Many thanks to Jeanenne Fizer and David Flores for their help to set up and take down the booth. The JCMGA signage and tablecloth were awesome additions in attracting people to our booth and getting our name out to the public. It was a great experience!