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The UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Master Gardener Volunteers

2023 GARDEN FESTIVAL & PLANT SALE

Join us on Saturday March 4th, 2023, from 8:30am to 3:30pm for our annual Garden Festival & Plant Sale at UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, 6021 S. Conway, Orlando, 32812. The theme for this year is Flower Power- The Power of Native Flowers! Hosted by the UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Master Gardener Volunteers, proceeds from this fundraiser help support our efforts to assist Orange County residents with their plant and soil questions, serve 4-H programs, and teach K-12 students how to garden and grow their own food. The event is free and is a fun day out for the entire family!

This year’s event will have more than 40 plant, art, and craft vendors. Plant and garden selections will include indoor and outdoor plants, fruit trees, Florida native plants, organic fertilizer, bonsai, and micro irrigation systems. Plus, there will be food trucks and a Kids’ Zone featuring crafts and a treasure hunt!

UF/IFAS Extension Agent Emeritus Tom MacCubbin will take the stage at 11:00am to share his gardening expertise! And Master Gardener Volunteers will offer demonstrations and workshops as well as free diagnostic services for your plant problems.

Educational Sessions:

10:00am - How to Become a Master Gardener Volunteer by Clarissa Chairez, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator  

11:00am - TBD by Tom MacCubbin, UF/IFAS Extension Agent Emeritus  

1:00pm - Planning and Design of Urban Gardens by Fran Boettcher & Gary Lewis, Orange County Master Gardener Volunteers

Workshops:

12:10pm - Growing Plants from Seeds by Dena Wild, Orange County Master Gardener Volunteer  

2:10pm - How to Propagate Plants by Clarissa Chairez, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator

Demonstrations:

11:00am - Staghorn Ferns by Mark Bennett, Orange County Master Gardener Volunteer  

1:00pm - Only Rain Down the Drain by Tim DePalma, Orange County Master Gardener Volunteer

Follow us at our UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Facebook page for highlights on vendors, food trucks, speakers, and other details of our Plant Sale and Garden Festival.

We want to thank our community partners for their generous support: Orlando Utilities Commission and Lukas Nursery