New Drive-Thru Gardening Event Is A Green Light This Saturday
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Eastern Black Swallowtail caterpillars feed on the leaves of a parsley plant, a plant highlighted for the Community Bloom and Grow Event.
WICHITA, Kan. – Sunny skies planned for Saturday welcome the 2021 Community Bloom & Grow Event, hosted by the Sedgwick County Extension Master Gardeners.
Participants will have the opportunity to pick from one of two, free themed garden kits - a Vegetable Garden Kit or a Pollinator Garden Kit. Each gardening kit contains live plants, seeds, and bulbs that fit the kit’s theme, as well as information on growing the plants, online resources, and other fun giveaways.
The drive-thru-only Community Bloom & Grow Event will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021, from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center, 21st and Ridge Road in Wichita, Kansas. Participants are encouraged to enter from the 21st Street driveway entrance, follow directional signs, and tune in to FM 99.9 for additional event information the day of the event. Kits will be given away on a first come first serve basis, and are limited to one kit per household. A total of 500 Vegetable Garden Kits and 500 Pollinator Garden Kits are being planned for this event.
The Vegetable Garden Kit will contain:
- A tomato plant
- A basil plant
- A parsley plant
- Green Bean, Lettuce, and Cucumber seeds
The Pollinator Garden Kit will contain:
- A Buttonbush or False Indigo plant
- A catmint plant
- A parsley plant
- Liatris bulbs
- Purple Coneflower, Black Eyed Susan, and Zinnia Seeds
Both kits will include plant information booklets, suggested planting diagrams, links to instructional videos, and more.
The garden kits will help first-time gardeners find success with gardening, and expand the gardening skills of longtime gardeners by providing fresh produce and support for pollinating insects throughout the Sedgwick County Community.
The Herb Society of South Central Kansas will be onsite during the event also, passing out additional free items to the first 500 drive-thru participants.
For additional information, visit our original news release from March 11, 2021.