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About 1,200 Master Gardeners from across the state gathered at Moss Mountain Farm -- the country home of famous gardener, writer and television host P. Allen Smith. They were there to celebrate the 30th birthday of the Master Gardener program in Arkansas.

Guests could visit all outdoor areas of the farm including a gourd house, vegetable and rose gardens and Poultryville. A Saline County 4-H Club also had a trailer full of pumpkins for sale. They were raising money for a trip to a national 4-H event. Lunch was Whole Hog Barbecue with birthday cake for dessert.

The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service's Master Gardener Program began in 1988. It now has more than 3,400 members trained in horticulture who volunteer in a variety of programs -- including education seminars, youth gardening programs and community beautification projects.

Gallery: 30th birthday of the Master Gardener program in Arkansas

High Profile on 10/21/2018

Print Headline: Master Gardeners party with P. Allen

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