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Plant sale money will go to youth scholarships
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MONROE - The Green County Master Gardeners Association will be conducting its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 10 in the auditorium of the Government Services Building at the Pleasant View Complex, N3150 Wisconsin 81.

The plant sale will be an opportunity for area residents to purchase hardy zone four perennials, herbs and annual plants grown locally by University of Wisconsin-Extension Master Gardeners. Started vegetable plants, houseplants and unique plants will be available as well as several handcrafted garden-use items.

Money raised from the plant sale is used to provide scholarships for Green County area youth that are planning to further their education in a horticulture-related field at a two- or four-year college. The Green County youth that will be receiving scholarships for 2014 will be announced on the day of the plant sale.

Master Gardener volunteers will be on hand to help those who attend in selecting plants to fit gardening needs and answer gardening questions. Master Gardener Volunteers are trained by the UW-Extension agents and specialists to assist the public with garden and horticulture-related questions. There are currently more than 40 certified UW-Extension Master Gardener Volunteers available to answer gardening, turf, shrub, fruits, prairie and other horticulture questions from homeowners.

For more information on the UW-Extension Master Gardener Program, contact Mark Mayer, UW-Extension agriculture agent, at 608-328-9440.