Gardeners Christmas Auction This Saturday, March 30

Tri-Valley Developmental Services, 4305 Campbell Drive, located in Fort Scott’s Industrial Park.

The long winter is almost over. Gardeners are getting antsy to get their hands in the dirt in their gardens.

“It’s winter time,” Barb McCord, Tri-Valley Developmental Services (TVDS) Horticultural Therapist, said. “I know a lot of gardeners are excited about getting started.”

The 7th Annual Gardeners Christmas Auction, Saturday, March 30, will help assist them to get started.

Barb McCord tells about some of the plants grown in the greenhouse at Tri-Valley Developmental Services.

The silent auction along with the plant and garden decor sale is from 10 a.m. to noon at the TVDS, located in Fort Scott’s Industrial Park at 4305 Campbell Drive.

Barb McCord shows a butterfly house for sale at the silent auction.

“I tell people it’s down the hill from Key Industries,” McCord said.

Coleus grown covers will be for sale.

The sale benefits the horticulture therapy program at TVDS.

“It’s been a successful addition to our client’s lives and provides a quality product to our community,” McCord said.

Ferns will be for sale.

The clients do science experiments, work on fine motor skills, work on following directions and learn to work as a team, among others, she said.

There will be a “compost bin”, with gently used gardening items and other items donated by the community at the sale.

“Hoses, tools, an exercise bike, a leaf shredder, a  birdcage and stand, supports for plants and gardening books, McCord said.

The following will be for sale at the Gardener’s Christmas Auction:

Lots of herbs, veggies, flowers, hanging basket items and other plants will be for sale.
A handmade table will be for sale: a cedar post inlaid in concrete.
A table top planting unit is for sale.
A spring decor item for sale.
A conceal carry purse will be for sale.
Jewelry for sale at the auction.



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