Learn more about gardening, enjoy shopping and keep your kids occupied with crafts at the Master Gardener 2017 Fall Garden Fest from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Denton County Fairgrounds, 2217 N. Carroll Blvd. in Denton. Admission to the annual event is free for the entire family.
One-hour educational presentations begin at 9:30 a.m. with Ricky Linex of the National Resource Conversation Service discussing “Prairie Plants and Pollinators.” At 10:45 a.m., Roger Sanderson, horticulturalist at the Discovery Gardens in Fair Park, will explain how to “Create a Butterfly Garden.” At 12:15 p.m., a panel moderated by Christian Dieterich will discuss “Urban Beekeeping,” and at 1:30 p.m. Janet Smith, Dallas County Master Gardener, will speak on “The Monarch Highway.”
Shopping opportunities will include Angee and Teresa’s hand-crafted gardening stones, North Texas Compost with assorted compost products, Sky Homes Texas handcrafted bird houses made of recycled fence, Painted Flower Farm native plants, Pottery and Plants for Home and Garden, Perennial Favorites Art Glass, Scarlett Penny’s handmade home and garden treasures, Basket Jacket & Books colorful plant container covers, Unique Yard Art’s one-of-a-kind garden objects, Earth Kind Services for lawns and gardens and DL Building Solutions’ bird feeders.
Other merchandise being offered is Harris Whole Food Works’s Tower Garden, Living Earth’s sustainable products, Denton Farmers’ Cooperative foods, Usborne books, Expressive Creations’ wine bottle crafts, DK Creations’ handmade decorative items, fragrance-free products from Busia’s Balm, doTERRA Essential Oils, Salted Sanctuary Soaps and Outdoor Wooden Furniture from Stan Poole. Members of the Denton Hi Noon Lions Club will be on hand to pass out brochures and discuss activities of the organization. Several supervised, hands-on activities for children will educate and keep them entertained. For details, visit dcmga.com or look for the Denton County Master Gardener Association on Facebook.