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By Ryan McGeeney U of A System Division of Agriculture
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PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Arkansas gardeners planning on making the most of their 2019 should
mark their calendars for the upcoming Jefferson County Home and Garden Show, to be
held on Feb. 8-9.
This year’s show, held at the Pine Bluff Convention Center, will focus on the importance
of pollinators, and how to attract them to your garden. Speakers include Dr. Yong
Park of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Agriculture Department, Leslie Fowler
The show will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission
Extension horticulture specialist Berni Kurz will be the show’s feature speaker. Until
recently, Kurz was the longtime Washington County Cooperative Extension Service chair.
Presenters will speak on backyard plants for birds and pollinators, landscaping with
native plants for pollinators and getting started with apiculture.
There will also be more than 100 vendor booths, food trucks, a plant pathologist who
can diagnose your plant diseases, puppies to adopt, bunnies to pet, and a quilt show
presented by the Pine Bluff Quilt Guild.
Raffle tickets will be sold for prizes, including a rolling chicken coop, a handmade
wooden wheelbarrow and a quilt made and donated to the Master Gardeners by the Pine
Bluff Quilt Guild. Raffle tickets are $1.00 and can be purchased from any Jefferson
County Master Gardener member, or can be purchased on site at the Home and Garden
Show. Prize drawings will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday afternoon and you do not have
to be present to win.
For more information, contact the Jefferson County Master Gardeners at 870-534-1033.
To learn about horticulture in Arkansas, contact your local Cooperative Extension
Service agent or visit www.uaex.uada.edu. Follow us on Twitter at @UAEX_edu.
About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen
agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption
of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative
Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work
within the nation’s historic land grant education system.
The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas
System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension
and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex,
gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital
or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and
is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Media Contact: Ryan McGeeneyU of A Division of AgricultureCooperative Extension Service(501) email@example.com