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Garden group to meet

By Staff | Aug 15, 2014

The August Gardeners Exchange Group meeting will be held on Aug. 16 at 9:30 a.m., the day before the Jefferson County Fair opens.

They encourage members to bring entries for judging at the Fair. There is a huge range of items that may be submitted for judging: Fruits and vegetables, home canned goods, flowers and flower arrangements are all welcome. A link to comprehensive list may be accessed at the group wesite when it is available.

The meeting will take place in the old Ruritan Pavilion which can be found by entering Fair Gate 2 off Old Leetown Road. Ample parking is available, and chairs will not be needed.

GEG is an informal network of avid gardeners from Jefferson, Morgan and Berkeley countiesand the nearby areas of Maryland and Virginia. Our purpose is to bring together people who share an interest in the practical, hands-on challenges and pleasures of gardening. Members are young and old; men and women; retired and working people; professional gardeners, master gardeners and beginners. The gardening interests of members are just as diverse: wildflowers to roses, fruit trees to mushrooms, water gardening to Xeriscaping.

GEG members share information, resources, expertise, labor, plants, and experiences through monthly meetings, garden visits, and special events. They meet at 9 a.m., usually on the third Saturday of the month, April through October. New members are welcome.

For more information, a link may be accessed at the website (www.g-e-g.org) and the Jefferson County Fair website when it’s available; or call Carole Brooks, 240-405-7013