The Lubbock Master Gardener Association will hold their first annual Garden Expo and Plant Sale on April 4. The free event will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the old South Plains Food Bank administrative offices at 4612 Locust Ave. in Lubbock.
The event is free, however, a donation of two cans of food or the equivalent to the South Plains Food Bank is appreciated.
Lubbock County Master Gardener Association is a non-profit educational and volunteer service organization affiliated with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
“The Garden Expo and Plant Sale promises to be a true garden show, dedicated to gardening, landscape and turf management in the West Texas area,” said Christine Reid, AgriLife Extension horticulture agent for Lubbock County.
The Lubbock Master Gardener Association, in cooperation with the South Plains Food Bank, is bringing the best of gardening and landscaping to Lubbock, Reid said.
The Expo will feature garden-ready plants for sale, gardening and landscaping classes, and exhibits from non-profit organizations, including the Lubbock Arboretum Foundation, High Plains Water District and Lubbock Master Naturalist Association.
There will also be seminars on vegetable gardening, water conservation and other topics led by experts, as well as demonstrations and hands-on learning opportunities. Food trucks will be onsite.
The keynote address will be given by Robert Curry, special projects manager for the city of Dallas, who will speak about the challenges of agriculture in metropolitan areas.
“Lubbock has not had a true garden show in many years,” said Dennis Howard, president of the Lubbock Master Gardener Association. “This expo will be about gardening, landscaping and bringing the joy of growing things back to our neighborhoods.”
For more information about Lubbock Master Gardeners or the event, contact Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org.