“Come one, come all – it’s a family event,” said Dorothy Moore, issuing an invitation to the upcoming Gardening 365 event at San Antonio Park.
Pasco County Master Gardeners, who are part of the University of Florida/Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences, are hosting the festival slated for Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Now in its second year, the festival’s theme this year is “Edibles.”
Those attending the event will have a chance to learn how to cultivate and maintain healthy organic foods year-round.
Multiple seminars will be offered, tackling such topics as: How to prune trees for hurricane season; How to grow Asian vegetables; Proper water conservation; and, Lasagna Gardening – layering your home garden.
“If they’re [visitors] looking at growing pesticide-free plants, this is the perfect way to learn,” Moore said.
The rain barrel seminar is the only course that has a fee, but it also includes a rain barrel that participants get to take home.
Vendors will set up throughout the park, offering shoppers a chance to buy a variety of plants and landscaping accessories.
The Kids’ Zone will be available for young ones to engage in free activities. And, there will be a food court and picnic benches.
Parking is available, and festival-goers are asked to bring only service animals, as needed.
Gardening 365 Event
Where: San Antonio Park, 12200 Main St., in San Antonio
When: Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Details: Pasco County Master Gardeners will present courses on planting and organic food alternatives. There also will be vendors and a Kids’ Zone.
Info: Call Dorothy Moore at (352) 518-0156, or email .
Published October 3, 2018