- Author: Cris L. Johnson
The Master Gardeners of Ventura County have once again earned awards for their display at the Ventura County Fair. This year's ribbons were won for Best of Division, Best Plant Material and Best Design with additional award plaques for Best Interpretation of Fair Theme and overall outstanding participation.
The winning Master Gardener display uses humor and gardening expertise to educate visitors on ways to use drought tolerant plants, so important in dry southern California. In an area subject to periodic drought conditions this display is particularly timely as county residents cope with low rainfall and dropping water levels. Informational flyers and Master Gardeners are on hand for visitors to learn more about the program and drought tolerant plants and practices.
Master Gardeners are recruiting for this year's trainee class. If you are interested in learning more about this successful program that serves Ventura County, link to their webpages here.