The eighth annual Plant Fair and Spring Fling had several booths and Vendors set up at the Grayson County Middle School Saturday morning, May 6.
Even though the rain did not let up until the afternoon, a good crowd attended the event.
As the Master Gardener Association of Grayson County, KY, the hosts of the Plant Fair and Spring Fling, put it, “Every gardener knows you need water for your plants.”
The Master Gardeners’ event helps give back to the community through scholarships for Grayson County residents who plan to pursue a higher education in horticulture related fields; the Back Pack Program; and after school programs for area children in the Grayson County School System.
There were educational sessions set up throughout the day at the event.
Cindy Pitonyak, a Master Gardener member from Caneyville, representing Upcycle Plant, showed people how to recycle and reuse aluminum cans transform them into hanging flower pots.
Robin Mundy, vice president of the Master Gardeners, demonstrated techniques on aging a new flower pot.
Master Gardener Member Cheryl Dunn drew the interest of children and adults with an educational session on seed bombs, explaining how something so simple and easy, that was created and used in the 1800’s, can still be used today.
Several vendors returned this year, along with multiple new vendors.
George Harnden, of Creations Beginning Nursery, had tomato plants and strawberries available for purchase. He can be found on Facebook.
Shannan Miranda, of Craft Shack, specialized in homemade jewelry, crocheted baby blankets and rugs.
Charles and Pat Hagman, of Pat’s Plants and Pottery, came all the way from Hawesville KY. This was their first time as vendors at the local event.
Charles Hagman said that although this was his and Pat’s first year for the Plant Fair in Leitchfield, they have attended the Elizabethtown Master Gardeners for three years.
Pat Hagman said the rain seems to follow them where ever they go.
Pat Hagman specialized in creating concrete looking planters and objects for the garden.
Shrewsbury Hill Naturals, operated by mother-daughter duo Melissa and Shalane Woosley, has been in business for four years and had a wide variety of products, from goat milk soap to bath bombs, bath salts and body butters.
The next scheduled event for the Masters Gardeners is a Children’s Garden Workshop: Bug, (seed) Bombs, and Butterflies on Saturday, June 17 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Call the Grayson County Extension Office at 270-259-3492 for early registration and information.