67 Stony Hill Rd., Unconn Fairfield County Extension Center, Bethel, CT 06801. Phone: 03-207-3262.
The University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program of Fairfield County and the Connecticut Master Gardener Association will sponsor their 13th Annual Gardening Fair on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 12:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. The theme this year is Gardening in Harmony with Nature. This free event requires no pre-registration and offers the public an opportunity to learn about sustainable gardening activities and practices. There will be presentations on designing with native plants, vegetable gardening, butterflies and pollinators and a pruning how-to. Information booths cover a variety of topics including beekeeping, wildflowers, annual/container gardening, composting, soil, vegetables, turf care, ferns, low-toxic gardening approaches as well as invasive plants and insects. There are also walks on the grounds that will showcase trees, perennials, wildflowers/native plants and the vegetable garden. Free refreshments, demonstrations, a free plant raffle, the sale of gently used gardening books and other garden related activities are planned for those who attend this eagerly awaited annual gardening event. The Fair will be held on the grounds of the Fairfield County Extension Center at 67 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, CT 06810. Call the Master Gardener office with questions at (203) 207-3262. Additional information and updates will be available at this website.