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In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, and American Sign Language) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. To file a program discrimination complaint, a complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, which can be obtained online at https://www.ocio.usda.gov/document/ad-3027, from any USDA office, by calling 866-632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by: (1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or (2) Fax: 833-256-1665 or 202-690-7442; or (3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

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Interactive Demonstrations and Displays

A Court Yard Paradise for Pollinators:

        Using Herbs in Everyday Cooking

           - Master GardenerNan Tibbetts

        All About Bees

 

The Splendor of Color:

       Plant Markers with Scrabble Letters


The Tranquility of Water: 

       Save our Monarchs: Milkweed Seed Bombs

          - Master Gardener Cindy Friedrichsen


Dunlap Garden: 

       Conservation Exhibit


Demonstration Garden: 

       Gardening 101 - All about Tomatoes and Vegetables

          - Bring your questions to Master Gardener Sandi Sydnes 

A Perfect Backdrop for Entertaining:

       Container Gardening

       Blind Gardening - Gardening with all the Senses

           - Master Gardener Roger Erpelding

           - Master Gardener Beth Erpelding 

An Ever changing Landscape: 

       Rain Barrels


The Gardener as Artist:

       


Rustic Garden Design- Memories of the Farm: 

       Composting

           - Master Gardener Bruce Travis

Children's Activities

A Court Yard Paradise for Pollinators:

        Scavenger Hunt

        Clothespin Bee

 

The Splendor of Color:

       Scavenger Hunt

       Ice Cream Cone Planters with Seedling


The Tranquility of Water: 

       Scavenger Hunt

       Bumblebee Puppet


Dunlap Garden: 

       Scavenger Hunt


Demonstration Garden: 

       Scavenger Hunt

A Perfect Backdrop for Entertaining:

       Scavenger Hunt

       Painted Rocks

An Ever changing Landscape: 

       Scavenger Hunt


The Gardener as Artist:

       Scavenger Hunt

       Pine Cone Peanut Butter Bird Feeder


Rustic Garden Design- Memories of the Farm: 

       Scavenger Hunt

       Dragonfly Puppet

The Scavenger Hunt will work as follows:  

 

Each Garden host will hide one thing in their garden.  At the first garden children will be provided a scavenger hunt card.  

 

As the child visits each garden they can find the hidden item for each garden.  Once all items are found turn in the sheet for a prize at the welcome table at the garden.

Not Your Everyday Bike Ride

Follow bike paths to tour breathtaking, stunning, and inspiring public and home gardens.