Originally Published: July 10, 2015 6 a.m.
The University of Arizona Yavapai County Master Gardeners will hold their annual Monsoon Madness Plant and Yard Sale on Saturday, July 11, 7:30 a.m.to 1 p.m. (or until we run out of plants) at the Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo Grounds at 840 Rodeo Drive. A wide variety of locally grown plants, including herbs, perennials, annuals, trees, shrubs, natives, and house plants will be available, in addition to garden art, tools, pots and books.
Master Gardeners will answer your gardening questions and tool sharpening will be available. Bring tools (pruners, shears, scissors, loppers, axes) and knives for sharpening and a tune-up (no serrated edges, please). Sharpening prices range from $2-$6 (2-sided axes are $12). Local musicians will entertain shoppers.
Proceeds from the sale support Master Gardener community education activities. All sales are cash-only. And please, no pets.
Master Gardeners are qualified volunteers who provide science-based horticulture education, support local efforts to beautify and improve local gardens and landscapes, encourage citizens to conserve irrigation water and prevent the unnecessary use of pesticides and fertilizers. All Master Gardeners have completed a 4-month class offered by the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Yavapai County. The class covers much of what gardeners need to know about botany, soil, irrigation, native plants, safe control of insects and weeds, vegetable gardening, fruit production, and other topics.
176 Master Gardeners contributed 14,718 hours of community service in Yavapai County during 2014. Volunteer efforts included: staffing helpdesks at the two Yavapai County Cooperative Extension offices; giving talks to youth and community groups on a wide range of gardening topics; educating in school habitat programs; staffing information tables at Prescott, Sedona, and Verde Valley Farmers' Markets and other community events; assisting in the greenhouse at the Veteran's hospital; helping with floriculture at the Yavapai County Fair and assisting with Highlands Center for Natural History plant sales.
Yavapai County Master Gardeners invite the public to join them for Monsoon Madness on July 11, 2015. For more information call 928-445-6590 x222. Also visit our website at http://extension.arizona.edu/yavapai.
Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Jeffrey C. Silvertooth, Associate Dean & Director, Economic Development & Extension, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, The University of Arizona. The University of Arizona is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities.