The Sixth Annual Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Plant Festival and Sale returns Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10am-4pm at 1400 Parker Road, featuring a huge plant sale with a wide variety of flowers, trees and shrubs.
This day of free family fun includes a gardener’s paradise gift shop with all kinds of reasonably priced gift items such as baskets, yard art, gently used gardening books, seeds,
New this year, Pete Griffin of the Department of Natural Resources Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center will bring some endangered species for us to see – including a bald eagle, huge alligator turtle, gopher tortoise, eastern indigo snake and an alligator. Programs are at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m., sponsored by Cowan Ace Hardware and Snapping Shoals EMC.
Back for a third encore is Halleyah Raks Belly Dancing studio at 11 a.m.
At 11:30 a.m. is Jim Thornton of the Azalea Society speaks on azaleas, and at 1:30pm local artist Orrin Morris will present a program titled “Fall Wildflowers in Rockdale County.”
Back by popular demand is Chef Alain of Seven Gables restaurant presenting a cooking demonstration at noon on using fall produce from the garden.
Also this year, the Rockdale County Fire Department trucks, the National EMS ambulance and the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office K-9 demonstration (2pm) will be on site.
For information call the Rockdale County Extension office at 770-278-7373.