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Master Gardener volunteers of the Lafayette Master Gardener Association will conduct their annual “Plant Fest” on Saturday, September 14th from 8 AM to 4 PM at the Horse Farm located at 2913 Johnston Street in Lafayette, Louisiana. Plant Fest is the Lafayette Master Gardener’s annual Fall Plant Sale and Celebration of Gardening and Nature.  Added attractions will also be featured such as Nature-themed Crafts, Local Vendors, a nature-themed Art Exhibition, Live Music, and a wide variety of educational Children’s Activities about nature and plants.

Proceeds from the event will fund many community garden-related Master Gardener projects such as School Gardens, Community Gardens, Garden Demonstrations, and numerous educational outreach activities throughout the year.

To learn more about this year’s Plant Fest activity, view the following video:

http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20130722/NEWS01/307220010/Gearing-up-PlantFest?sf15237502=1

For more information about Plant Fest send inquiry to: lafmg@agcenter.lsu.edu

 

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Karen Jennette of the Community of Practice Support for eXtension Initiative is requesting the assistance of Master Gardeners to complete a survey on social media training needs.

The purpose of the survey is to identify interest and needs among both Master Gardener coordinators and Master Gardener volunteers for utilizing nationally available social media training resources, which would apply to Extension horticulture and Master Gardener programming, specifically for Extension Master Gardeners, including County and State Master Gardener Coordinators.

This survey was created in response to feedback and insights from the EMG Coordinators session about social media and customer service in November, (Webinar recording is here http://create.extension.org/node/90952). Since that meeting a team of Extension communicators have put together this EMG Program Social Media needs assessment survey. Those who complete the survey and provide a contact email address will be entered into a drawing for a garden book.

To take the survey go to the following link:  https://vte.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_b9o2Lk2Tqj1uVmt

 

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