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By Sherri Morgan
Master Gardener 2008
Greetings all you Master Gardeners!
Spring is here and we have a great event to celebrate it. The Jackson County Master Gardener Association is sponsoring and organizing a Native Plants Garden Tour in May.
We are all coming to understand the importance of native plants in support of our ecosystem, so this is a chance to educate folks on how these plants can fit into our gardens.
At this time, we are still unsure if we can have an in-person tour, so we have videographers filming in all 13 featured gardens. The videos will be available for viewing on our website starting on May 15. The in-person tour of 9 local gardens, fingers crossed, will take place on Saturday, May 22, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
These gardens represent a large variety of plants that are native to our Rogue Valley and Northern California. They include an eco-restoration garden, a permaculture garden, a garden full of native bulbs, lilies and irises, and several gardens that could fit into any neighborhood. Make sure you check the website under “Events” to see when registration is open.
We will need help, in the form of volunteers as garden greeters and guides, so contact Janine Salvetti if you can volunteer. (Rack up those volunteer hours!)
We are asking for donations, so please be generous.
We hope this will be a first annual event and look forward to seeing you all there!