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Volusia County’s master gardeners have been sowing and growing all year to assemble plants ideal for Central Florida’s climate.

Locals can purchase these verdant treasures from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 19, during the 24th annual Master Gardener Plant Faire at the Volusia County Agricultural Center, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand.

Bring a wagon and choose from a variety of Florida natives, including butterfly and hummingbird plants, herbs and edibles, native plants, perennials and trees. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the landscape potential of the available plants.

Purchases may be made with cash or check only. Admission and parking are free.

Proceeds will support the county’s Master Gardener Program. Master gardeners receive horticultural training from the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension and volunteer their time to answer questions and teach residents about gardening and landscaping.

For more information, call the Extension at 386-822-5778.

— Volusia County Community Information Specialist Pat Kuehn


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