Maricopa County Master Gardener
2021 Fall Festival and Plant Sale Hosted By: Maricopa County Master Gardeners and Metro Tech High School
October 30, 2021 8:00am to 1:00pm Metro Tech High School 1900 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ (Parking available on the Thomas Road side of the school)
Admission is FREE and open to everyone! *Please bring Cash or Check for Purchases*
Currently per Metro Tech High School Covid Protocol, Mask are required.
Fall Festival and Plant Sale is an annual Master Gardener tradition. The festival started in 2001 as the “Perennial Divide”, as a way for Master Gardeners to swap or sell their cuttings, divisions, and plant starts with one another. In October 2002, Master Gardeners partnered with Metro Tech High School to offer what is now known as the Fall Festival and Plant Sale.
Explore the plant sale and vendors, seek garden advice, and support student-made creations.
- Plants grown by Maricopa County Master Gardeners, Metro Tech students, and invited growers
- Food, crafts, and more from vendors and Metro Tech student clubs
- Mini-Gardening Talks presented by Master Gardeners
- Prize Drawings
This unique gardening event also features trained Master Gardeners providing expert advice and demonstrations to help your plants succeed. The fundraiser supports Metro Tech’s student programs and University of Arizona Maricopa County Master Gardener program.
The Maricopa County Master Gardener Program would like to thank our Drawing Donors.
Please stop by the Prize Drawing and Silent Auction booth at the Fall Festival to purchase tickets and bid on the silent auction.
DRAWING AND SILENT AUCTION DONORS
- House of Comedy
- In and Out
- Summerwinds Nursery
- Dig It Gardens
- Mi Patio
- Arizona Herb Association
- Cobblestone Car Wash
- Desert Botanical Gardens
- Odysea Aquarium
- Plant Sale Table Signage Donor- Laser Engraving & Cutting Services
Free Master Gardener Mini-Talks- Join us during the Fall Festival for our mini-gardening talks by our Master Gardener training course volunteers. Talks are 15 minutes with Q&A.
- 8:00am How to Build a Butterfly Garden
- 8:30am Plant a Tree
- 9:00am Fall Tomato Planting
- 9:30am Right Plant, Right Place
- 10:00am Tre Sorrell Companion Planting Tomatoes, Basil, and Oregano
- 10:30am Butterfly Waystations
- 11:00am How to Properly Transplant your new plant
- 11:30am Rasied Bed Soil Prep
Supporting Fall Festival
Proceeds from the Fall Festival and Plant Sale will be used to assist Maricopa County Master Gardeners educate community members by providing unbiased research-based horticulture practices and information that promote the development of healthy sustainable communities. Thus, increasing efficiency of home landscaping, supporting school and community gardening efforts, and teaching Maricopa County residents how to have productive home gardens.
Our Mission: To teach people to select, place and care for plants in an environmentally responsible manner based on research specific to the low desert.
2022 Citrus Clinic
Growing backyard fruit in our low desert can be challenging. However, with knowledge and proper care, home gardeners can find success.The Maricopa County Master Gardeners will host their 19th Citrus Clinic in 2022. Please check back in late 2021 for updates.
The Citrus Clinic features the foremost state citrus experts, including University of Arizona faculty and noted local professionals. The speakers will present eight sessions over four nights on topics to assist backyard citrus growers with selection and care as well as deciduous fruit selection and dates for the home grower.