The Schuylkill County Master Gardeners are hosting a wholesome family event on Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine, on the grounds near Penn State Schuylkill where the Vietnam Memorial and Penn State Master Gardeners Demo Garden are located.
SCMG will conduct tours of the garden, explaining its purpose and identifying the many varieties of plants grown within the eight varied beds — daylilly, natives, butterfly, etc. It is to be a day of education.
Locally grown fresh produce will be available to sample. Produce and bouquets of freshly cut flowers will be available for purchase. All produce and flowers are from the gardens of SCMG.
Questions on how to grow as well as any issues encountered by current gardeners are welcome. There is a booth for questions and answers as well as Master Gardeners available throughout the grounds. Parking and admission are free.
SCMG will provide samples of baked goods that were made with locally grown ingredients such as blueberries, rhubarb, zucchini and lavender. Baked goods are available for purchase along with gardening items at the bargain station of used tools, books, and miscellaneous items.
There will be stations with information on bees, butterflies, spotted lanternflies, vegetables grown above and below ground and on native plants. Potted native plants and shrubs will be sold at reasonable prices along with others from SCMG members’ home gardens.
Vendors include Uncle Pauls’ Stuffed Pretzels, Mister Softee and Honey for Heroes.
Honey for Heroes was created in 2016 by Blaine Holden, a Coast Guard Vietnam War veteran, and David Rider. They donate proceeds of their sales to veterans organizations.
Source: Berkshire mont