Clackamas County Master Gardeners host the 30th annual event

The Clackamas County Master Gardeners will present its 30th annual spring garden fair May 3 and 4 at the Clackamas County Event Center in Canby.

To mark the milestone, special celebrations including a Little Red Wagon contest and door prizes will be held.

“Whether you are looking for that special something to grow or that certain piece of art to put the finishing touches on your natural oasis, we are again welcoming your favorite garden vendors from the Pacific Northwest,” said Darlene Reimer of CCMG. “Our vendors understand the demands of the fair and are prepared with enough inventory to keep filling up their booths right through to the end of the fair on Sunday afternoon. We work hard to bring local vendors and services offered by local youth groups to help make your day more enjoyable.”

The popular 10-Minute University class series will be presented. The newest class on attracting pollinators to your garden, will be taught along with favorites such as growing tomatoes, growing blueberries and managing slugs and snails.

The exhibit center will have educational displays and free pH soil testing. There will also be a potting station where Master Gardeners will plant people’s selections into purchased containers free of charge. Hourly raffles will be held.

“Check your purchases at our free plant check while you grab lunch at the Good Thyme Food Court,” said Reimer. “There is something for everyone. Whether you need to wet your whistle or you are looking for something sweet, our food vendors are sure to have what you are wanting. Stop in for lunch and enjoy a break on the grassy area with picnic tables.”

Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by Oregon State University in the science of gardening. They provide free advice that is research-based and localized for the area.

Admission to the garden fair is $3; those 16 and under are admitted free of charge. The Clackamas County Event Center is located at 694 NE Fourth Ave., in Canby.

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