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U of M and Master Gardeners Will Host “Let’s Grow Garden Expo” Nov. 2

For release: October 14, 2013
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843

The Memphis Area Master Gardeners and the University of Memphis will team up to host the first Let’s Grow Garden Expo Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the TIGUrS Urban Garden located adjacent to the Elma Roane Fieldhouse on campus. The family-friendly, fun-filled event is open to campus and the public.

The Expo will feature workshops on garden and environmental topics, including raised garden beds, fall and winter gardening tips, compact gardens and urban composting. There will be garden demonstrations and a “garden jumble” rummage sale of new and used gardening supplies, patio items and plants.

The Green Bus, a mobile grocery store option for residents of Memphis in areas where supermarkets aren’t available, will also be open for viewing. The concept for the bus, which offers fresh and healthy food items, was partly created by students and faculty in the U of M’s Graduate Program in City and Regional Planning in the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy.

“This event is a hands-on, fun learning experience for anyone interested in gardening,” says Karyl Buddington, co-founder of the TIGRuS urban garden. Buddington is looking for donations for the “garden jumble” yard sale; contact her at for more details.

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