September & October
Sevier County Fair is a week early this year. Mark your calendar for August 28-September 3. You can pick up a fair book at the Extension Office or Fairgrounds. There are LOTS of ways you can enter to win cash prizes & ribbons.
As a Junior Master Gardener, we encourage you to show plants, of course! Check out the Horticulture Section in the fair book.
AND as a JMG, you also can enter in the Master Gardener Section!
AND don't forget to enter your produce, crafts and other entries!
We will also need some help in the Teaching Patch, and maybe in the Master Gardener area. Talk with your club leaders about service hours.
September learning the basics - SOIL! Nothing grows without some type of growing medium, and for our gardens its soil. This is important knowledge that we will expand on when we get to potting plants and doing greenhouse work.
THEN FIELD TRIPS!
Oct 11 to East Fork Nursery to learn about the nursery business, nursery stock, and of course, the plants! Ms. Abney specializes in dwarf conifers and rhododendrons & azaleas, but has tons of other trees, shrubs and perennials. We'll learn about plants for our growing zone.
Oct 15 another fun experience - the Buggy Buffet at UT, put on by the Entomology Department. Not so much plant based, but learning about alternative food sources. And of course, playing with bugs!
Reviewing our Landscaping 101...