A Good Time Was Had By All

The fair, held on Sunday, July 13, was very successful and attended by approximately 200 people. Luckily the forecast rain did not happen.Booth 2

The theme of the fair this year was “Gardening with Nature” and information booths covered a variety of topics including beekeeping, wildflowers, annual/container gardening, composting, vegetables, lawn care, ferns and succulents, low-toxic gardening approaches, and invasives.  The Master Gardener booth helped with questions such as plant and pest identification.

Seventy seven master gardeners helped with the fair donating their time, skills and plants.   Efforts ranged from setting up and manning booths, to giving the walks and presentations, to helping with promotional activities. The photographs on the website were taken by MG Kelly Vaughan.

 

Demonstration Vegetable and Fruit Gardens Walk

The walk will provide an overview of the garden and will highlight the various planting methods used, overall strategies and what’s left to be completed.  There will be opportunities to ask questions about vegetable and fruit gardening.  Multiple Master Gardeners will take groups through the garden.

The Fairfield County Demonstration Gardens (FCDG) were started in 2013 to serve as an educational tool, and a showcase for vegetable, fruit, and herb plantings, to generate interest in potential gardeners and to support and educate existing gardeners. The FCDG supports the community with information on growing options, sustainable garden techniques and horticultural practices provided by UCONN Master Gardeners and as defined by the Master Gardener Program.  Garden harvests benefit local community pantries.