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Extension garden guru Janet Carson joins 4-H Fall Festival lineup

By Mary Hightower
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Sept. 30, 2016 

Fast Facts:

  • Extension gardening guru Janet Carson joins 4-H Fall Festival
  • Event is Saturday, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m-2 p.m. at C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center in Ferndale
  • For more info, contact the 4-H Center at 501-821-4444. 

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FERNDALE, Ark. – Arkansas Extension gardening guru Janet Carson is joining the lineup for the Oct. 29 4-H Fall Festival, an event to help raise funds for education activities for Arkansas youth. 

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The 4-H Fall Festival is being held at the C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center in Ferndale, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Her presentation, “Fall Gardening with Janet Carson,” begins at 11 a.m. and will be in Room 6 of the 4-H Center. 

“We are thrilled to have Janet join us,” said Ewell Welch, executive director of the Arkansas 4-H Center. “Over her decades of work with the Cooperative Extension Service, she has become the face of gardening across Arkansas.” 

The 4-H Fall Festival admission is free and the festival features plenty of no-cost family friendly events, such as pumpkin decorating, canoeing, and even a chance to whip up a smoothie using a bicycle. There will also be a chili luncheon, archery and trap shoot events and a silent auction providing fundraising opportunities to support the program. 

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Arkansas 4-H Foundation. The foundation is a non-profit group that funds the C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center, the education programs offered at the center, as well as the more than $70,000 in scholarships offered every year to Arkansas 4-H members. To learn more about the foundation, visit http://www.arkansas4hfoundation.com/

The Arkansas 4-H program, with more than 120,000 members statewide, is the only youth development organization affiliated with the University of Arkansas.  4-H is operated by the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

 

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126
mhightower@uaex.edu

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