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GARDEN Tour

Sunday, June 23, 2024               Check back soon for photos!
Spring Lawn and Garden Fair

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Our tenth annual garden fair did not disappoint!  The weather cooperated and attendance eclipsed 450 visitors.  Fifteen lawn and garden vendors were present, including both Hopkins County High School horticulture clubs. Educational talks were given on hydroponics, worm farming and honeybees, and a tour was given of the herb gardens.  There were plenty of silent auction baskets to bid on as well as a flea market; besides that we also had a book giveaway and children's craft activities.

Hopkins County Cooperative Extension Office

The new office will be 26,000 sq. ft., nearly 4 times the size of the existing office. Estimated completion date is December 2024.  [Photos courtesy of Matt Fulkerson, December 2023]

Fall Plant Swap & Trunk or Treat

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Over 200 people visited our Plant Swap this fall!  Attendees had an array of houseplants, bulbs, perennials and garden supplies to choose from, all free for the taking. Master gardener volunteers were busy fielding questions, helping attendees select the perfect plant to take home. Many people brought children in costumes, who enjoyed our Trunk or Treat.

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Tomato Tasting

Saturday, July 29, 2023

This new event was a joint venture between the Pennyroyal Master Gardener Association and the Hopkins County Farmers' Market. Several PMGA members volunteered at this event by selling tickets and helping prepare the tomato samples. A $5 ticket allowed the buyer to taste 4 of the 10 varieties on hand. Participating vendors were Pond River Farmstand (Goliath, Amana Orange), Third Day Farms (JetSetter, Celebrity), Halls Happy Acres (Jet Star, Heirloom), Glad Moon Farms (Sweetheart Cherry), LouMae's Farm (Mt Fresh) and Duncan Farms (Red Deuce, Big Boy). Ten tickets were sold that morning, and the proceeds were split between the PMGA and the Farmer's Market.  This could become an annual event!

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Spring Garden Fair 

Saturday, April 29, 2023
"April showers bring May flowers."  After a few raindrops in the morning, the weather turned glorious for our annual Spring Garden Fair.  Over 400 people visited the fair.  Four different educational talks were available throughout the morning for attendees to choose from.  Busy Bee Nursery and Consulting (Glasgow, KY) was on hand selling a wide variety of native plants. Numerous local vendors were onsite selling bedding plants and garden-themed wares. This year we even had 500 trees available to the public to take home for free!

How to Create Your Own Certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Jacob Crider, educator and naturalist at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve, shared with us his extensive knowledge of native plants for our region while emphasizing their importance for habitat management and environmental stewardship. We left with renewed enthusiasm for creating certified backyard wildlife habitats in our own yards by planting more keystone trees, native shrubs and flowers. 

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Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Hopkins County Cooperative Extension Service

Friday, December 2022

Community leaders, Hopkins County Extension Board and agents, along with members of the community gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking for the new facilities for the Hopkins County Cooperative Extension Service. Completion is slated for Spring 2024.

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