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June 24 Master Gardeners tour and agritourism talk

HARDIN COUNTY __ The Hardin County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers are hosting “An Evening Garden Affair” on Monday evening, June 24 at the Friendship Gardens of Hardin County located at 960 W. Kohler Street in Kenton.

The event is from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and will feature Jessica Alger, Hardin County Master Gardener Volunteer intern and family owner-operator of Make a Bouquet U-Pick Flower Farm near Arlington.

There will be walking tours of the Friendship Gardens of Hardin County with light refreshments starting at 6:00 p.m. Master Gardener Volunteers will be stationed in the Friendship Gardens to provide information. (Garden tours will take place if the weather cooperates.)

The program will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Simon Kenton School building. Alger's presentation will focus on the latest trends in AgriTourism. Topics include What is AgriTourism? Examples of AgriTourism in the area and beyond; Flowers by Season; and Make a Bouquet U-Pick Flower Farm origin, history to present day along with the process, benefits, and challenges of owning your own business.

This event is free and open to the public. Parking is available at the garden off West Kohler Street and in front of Simon Kenton School.

For more information, call the OSU Extension office at 419-674-2297.