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