The children’s workshop at the Ellis County Master Gardeners Expo is a popular place for kids and their parents to visit. Both the children and adults enjoy the educational exhibits, the hands-on activi-ties and the fun learning atmosphere provided by the Master Gardener volunteers. This year our theme will be “Heroes of the Garden” and we will help children discover all the creepy, crawly, buzzing creatures that can be our helpful heroes in the garden. From pollinating bees and butterflies to wiggly worms and more, we will explore how all these creatures work together to help us be better gardeners. We will also be exploring ways that we, as young gardeners, can personally be “Heroes of the Garden” by encouraging good gardening practices and wise use of our resources. Be sure to bring your curiosity and questions as we learn together how our gardens can flourish and thrive with proper care.
We appreciate the Indian Trail Master Naturalists and Laura Elkins, author of Miracles in the Garden: Building a Butterfly Garden and Raising Monarch Butterflies for working in partnership with us to provide fun learning exhibits throughout the day. The workshop will be filled with “kid sized” garden-ing enjoyment with crafts, and take-home surprises to help remember the day. So come join us as we explore how to identify and be “Heroes of the Garden”.
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A MASTER GARDENER?!
The Master Gardener training program involves over 70 hours of classroom education provided by Texas A&M professors and other experts, followed by 75 hours of field training. Many of our Master Gardeners have had advanced training in trees, vegetable gardening, landscaping, plant diseases and pests and many other areas of expertise. This year we have had, by far, the largest Master Gardener intern class in our history. Our classes are held annually, and you can find more information about how to become a Master Gardener on our website. ECMGA.com
We hope you enjoy this 2022 Ellis County Master Gardener Lawn and Garden Expo! Bring the kids, we’ll have some fun exhibits for them, and don’t forget we will offer you thousands of the best plants for our area at the best prices!