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Meet a Master Gardener/Farmers Market/Sat. 7-4-2015

Master Gardeners will be on hand for the fourth of July Farmers Market.   MGs will be at the Farmers Market Saturday 7/4/2015 from 8AM-Noon to answer your lawn and gardening questions.flag

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nutsedgeWhat’s This Weed?!? – a backyard weed identification seminar

(click the link above for further details)

 Wed. 7/29/2015 (9AM-Noon).  Aiken Extension Office 1555 Richland Ave E.  Registration required (register by July 22).


 July Lunchbox Lecture

7/20/2015 – 12:30PM

Tom Rapp, City of Aiken Horticulturalist will present a lecture:
Best Trees for the South“.

12:30PM Trinity United Methodist Church
2724 Whiskey RD Aiken, SC 29803


 The 8th Edition of the Aiken Master Gardener Almanac is now available

The seventh edition of Master Gardener Almanac for Aiken and Vicinity is now available  and will sell for $15 to the public. It will be sold at the Aiken County Agriculture Building at 1550 Richland Avenue, East in suite 500.  It will also be sold at the Farmers Market at Richland and Williamsburg Streets on the first Saturday of each month when the Master Gardeners are present.  The almanac is also available at the monthly Lunchbox Lecture Series at Trinity United Methodist Church (3rd Monday of the month, Jan-Oct).

The new almanac has been completely revised and increased in size to 104 pages.

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 2015 AMGA Scholarships Awarded

The Aiken Master Gardener Association recently awarded two scholarships of $1000 each to seniors at two local high schools. Kelly Coons was presented the award by Liz Benton at the recent Aiken High School FFA Banquet. Kelly plans to attend Piedmont Technical College in the fall and then transfer to Clemson where she will major in Agriculture Education. Kelly, who has served as President of the Aiken High FFA, is running for the office of State FFA President. She would like to become an agricultural education teacher.
Leigh Northrop was the second recipient of an AMGA Scholarship. She received her award from Al Bey at the Strom Thurmond FFA Banquet. Leigh served as President of the Strom Thurmond FFA. She will be attending Aiken Technical College for one year, and then she plans to transfer to Clemson. Leigh hopes to obtain a degree in Agricultural Communications, and she would like to work for the South Carolina Department of Agriculture.

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