Join us at Franklin Farmers Co-op for our highly anticipated Spring Fling on April 27th

 from 10 AM to 2 PM!


Here's what you can look forward to:

  • Special Sales: Exciting discounts on a variety of items you won't want to miss!
  • Door Prizes: Get a chance to win fabulous prizes just by attending!
  • Free Popcorn: Enjoy some tasty popcorn on us as you explore the event!
  • Learn and Grow Gardening 101 Seminar: Presented in collaboration with Franklin County Extension Services and the Crimson Clover Master Gardeners, these informative sessions are designed to enhance your gardening skills. The seminar will cover the essential areas of gardening. The seminars will start at 10 and 12:30, you can choose whether to attend the morning or afternoon session!

Seminar Schedule:

  • 10:00 AM-11:30 AM: Seminar Session 1
  • 11:30-12:30 AM: Lunch Provided for All Seminar Attendees
  • 12:30 PM-2 PM: Seminar Session 2

Each seminar session will cover all three essential areas of gardening:

  • "Mastering Soil Sampling and Ground Preparation"
    • Overview: This session will delve into the importance of soil sampling and how to prepare your ground effectively for successful gardening or farming.
    • Key Topics:
      • Understanding soil composition and its impact on plant growth.
      • Techniques for proper soil sampling.
      • Interpreting soil test results.
      • Implementing soil amendments based on analysis.
      • Best practices for ground preparation, including tillage, mulching, and bed formation.


  • "Expert Advice: Selecting Plants for Your Garden"
    • Overview: In this session, attendees will learn how to choose the right plants for their garden or landscape with guidance from experienced professionals.
    • Key Topics:
      • Assessing site conditions and microclimates.
      • Identifying plant requirements and preferences (e.g., sunlight, soil type, moisture).
      • Understanding plant growth habits and maintenance needs.
      • Selecting suitable varieties for specific purposes (e.g., ornamental, edible, native species).
        • Tips for sourcing high-quality plants from reputable suppliers.


  • "Optimizing Plant Health: Strategies for Healthy Growth"
    • Overview: This session will focus on the essential principles of plant nutrition and methods to nourish plants effectively for optimal growth and productivity.
    • Key Topics:
      • Fundamentals of plant nutrients and their functions.
      • Learn about common pests and how to handle them
      • Learn about plant diseases and how to avoid them 

 

🍽️ Complimentary Lunch: For those who sign up to attend either seminar session, we'll provide lunch, free of charge!

Spaces for the seminars are limited, so be sure to sign up soon to secure your spot!

Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to kick start your spring gardening season with expert advice and great deals. See you at the Spring Fling!