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The new Wichita County Master Gardeners Garden Calendar is “hot-off-the-press”. It is a 16-month calendar that runs from September 2010 to December 2011. Each page features a monthly garden checklist and other information useful for anyone with a “green thumb” or who would like to have one.


Commissioner Ray Gonzalez received the first Master Gardener Garden Calendar from Club President Beth Turlington on Friday.


In addition, the calendar features original artwork by local artist Phyllis Boyd Lawson. A native of New York, she moved to Texas as fast as she could and has called Wichita Falls home for many years. She is a multi-talented artist who has displayed her skills in oil and acrylic plus pen and ink. Her work has been shown in many studios across the country and she has painted many commissioned pieces. Master Gardener Jan Gardin is her daughter.

The calendars are available at the Extension office. The cost is $10, with the proceeds going to support and expand the services that these trained volunteers offer to improve the lives of citizens in Wichita County.

Master Gardeners are an interesting lot and the nation-wide program binding people of all ages, races, shapes and sizes together in their love of growing things. In the local group we have trained experts in vegetable, pests and diseases, EarthKind roses, native plants and a host of other interests. If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener we will be hosting a training beginning on Saturday, September 25 and continuing for a total of seven Saturdays into the fall. For more information, contact the Extension office at 940.716.8610.


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