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District Dig In – Forrest City

March 6, 2017

We had a great day for our first District Dig In in Forrest City. The UA community college could not have been a nicer facility nor their staff more accommodating.  We left LR before sun-up and had plenty of time to get the lay of the land before folks started arriving.  County 76 members Glenda and Jane were on hand all day to do one-on-one training with folks who needed help logging in to their online reporting system.  We had Shelby County, TN agent Chris Cooper to talk vegetables and I did a MG state of the union address and talked new or rediscovered annuals and perennials. We had a good crowd and they had a lot of questions and interaction. We can mark this down as a very successful event.  A big thanks to our local staff chair Cody for helping with logistics and even helped serve drinks!  We did have a very tasty barbecue lunch and everyone had plenty to eat. We will send out evaluations after all three are finished.

Our next event is Monday, March 13 in Arkadelphia at Henderson State University.  We can still take registrations until Wednesday but then we have to lock in our lunch order.  We can extend Fort Smith registration until March 15 but then we have to lock in food orders.  If you are a Master Gardener and plan to come to either, please go online and register, or if you have problems email me or Julie with your intentions.  The cost for all events is $20 each and includes a meal in Arkadelphia and finger foods and entrance to the Lawn & Garden Show in Fort Smith, plus the educational component.

It was rainy heading up and then the sun came out but the wind was whipping all day.  My car was battered!  We made it home before the rain began in earnest, and I had time to load my car for tomorrows sold-out pruning seminar at Garvan Gardens in Hot Springs. Another early day, and I hope the weather passes so we can do some outside pruning.

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