Butterflies focus of Gardenfest at Boone County Fairgrounds


Terry Mcnulty shows off her salvaged plate garden art. (Photo by Anna Skinner)

By Heather Collins

The Boone Co. Master Gardeners will host the 32nd annual Gardenfest to help local gardeners learn more about cultivating their gardens and creating a habitat for pollinators to thrive. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m April 7 at the Boone Co. 4-H Fairgrounds.

This year’s event will focus on butterflies and wildlife habitats. The event is geared for everyone from beginners to master gardeners. The event will include 20 garden-related vendors, a used tool and garden item sale, free soil testing and door prizes, including free native tree seedling to the first 300 attendees.

“It’s always a fun day,” said Jean Indriksons, Gardenfest chair.

Indriksons said she hopes the event encourages people to try growing their own fruits and vegetables and to get out in nature.

Speakers include Amy Mullen on “Planting for Pollinators,” Myrene Brown on “Treasures in Our Local Woods” and Constance Ferry on “Gardening in This Life and Time.”

The event is free and takes place at the Farm Bureau Community Building at the 4-H Fairgrounds, 1300 E. 100 S. in Lebanon.

For information, visit mastergardenerboonecounty.org.


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