Zinnias and sunflowers will be offered during the Johnson County Master Gardeners Flower Fundraiser on August 14, 2022. (photo/Cindy Hadish)

IOWA CITY – After last year’s successful flower sale, the Johnson County Master Gardeners will offer another Flower Fundraiser on Sunday, Aug. 14 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Johnson County Fairgrounds.

The group will offer cut flowers for sale to the public at the fairgrounds, 3109 Old Hwy 218 S., Iowa City. Customers do not need to leave their cars.

The suggested price is $5 for a bouquet of zinnias and sunflower varieties, or $9 for two. Special bouquets will not be available this year. Cash and checks will be accepted; Credit card purchases are not possible.

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Project coordinators Chris Sedrel, Ann Ruppenkamp and Sharon Jeter are joined by a number of Master Gardener volunteers to plant and maintain the garden throughout the growing season.

The garden inspires gardeners and features informational exhibits about growing crops. Exhibited at the Johnson County 4-H & FFA Fair. Produce grown in the garden is donated to the Community Food Pantry and Table to Table.

Proceeds from the flower fund support the demonstration garden, JCMG programs and operations, 4-H Awards and Kirkwood Community College Horticulture Scholarships.

The local Master Gardening group has enjoyed a long-standing partnership with the Johnson County Agricultural Association (JCAA). The demonstration garden was organized in 1993. In 2017, the demonstration garden was moved. In 2022, the garden celebrated its 6th year in its current location.

In 2022, the Johnson County Master Gardeners will celebrate their 40th year of service to the region. The local program was organized in 1982. Funded by Iowa State University’s Johnson County Extension and Extension, the educational volunteer program uses research-based gardening and horticulture knowledge and practices to educate people and coordinate projects that promote healthy communities.

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