Fall Garden Fest focuses on North Texas Gardening – Saturday, October 3

Pat Pape

The 2015 Fall Garden Fest will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 3, at the Trietsch Memorial UMC Family Life Center, 6101 Morriss Road in Flower Mound. This year’s event will be held both indoors and out, permitting the event to go on no matter what the weather may be. Admission is free.

This annual educational event is a project of the Denton County Master Gardener Association, a volunteer organization sponsored by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. Educational booths will cover everything from bees, worms and Monarch butterflies to vegetable gardens, herbs, gardenscapes, trees, waterfalls and water conservation.

Presentations begin at 9:15 a.m. and run until 3:00 p.m. Topics include planting for the North Texas climate, composting, ponds, aquaponics gardening and propagation techniques.

Dozens of booths will provide educational information and shopping opportunities. The event will feature a silent auction, and refreshments will be available from members of the 4-H Club. For details visit dcmga.com, look for the Denton County Master Gardener Association on Facebook or call  940-394-2883.