2014

Flier for Farming by the Yard. Photo: KCMGA.

At the 2015 Texas Master Gardener Association Convention, Kaufman County won awards in both of the categories to which submissions were made. The 2014 Spring Seminar “Farming by the Yard,” which featured programs on backyard chickens, stone fruits and nuts and edible landscapes, won first place in the Educational Program category.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Specialist Jeff Raska discusses selecting and caring for backyard chickens. Photo: KCMGA.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Specialist Jeff Raska discusses selecting and caring for backyard chickens. Photo: KCMGA.

 The group also received a second place award in the Project category for the new Monarch Butterfly Garden, which was installed in the spring of 2014. The project was partially funded by a grant from Monarch Watch and the Native Plant Society of Texas.

Master Gardeners Jal Scarborough and Brad Ackerman install drip irrigation for the new Monarch Garden. Photo: KCMGA.
The Monarch Garden one year later. Photo: KCMGA.

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