UF/IFAS Manatee County Extension Master Gardener Successful Fundraiser

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On Saturday, October 1, 2016 the weather was slightly cool from the oppressive weather of September. Over 500 residents of Manatee, Hillsborough, and Sarasota Counties visited the annual Master Gardener Plant Sale. Plant selection varied from an abundant selection of blooming butterfly plants, fresh vegetables, fruit trees, herbs, orchids, and ornamental trees and shrubs. The proceeds (just under $8K) of the annual fundraiser will offset demonstration garden maintenance, educational program materials, the printing of educational materials, as well as, money is set aside for advanced training of the volunteers and Urban Horticulture staff.