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Master Gardeners to sell mulch to raise funds

Published 8:03pm Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Tallapoosa County Master Gardener Association is hosting a sale for area gardeners that will help a cause in the process.

The Master Gardener compost and mulch sale will be held April 6 and April 13 from 8 a.m. to noon both Saturdays.

The mixed wood mulch is $10 per truckload, while the aged compost is $20 per truckload.

Shane Harris, County Extension Coordinator – Tallapoosa Alabama Cooperative Extension System, said that those interested should bring their own vehicle to transport the mulch and compost.

“They have a machine where they load it into the back of your pickup truck. You have to bring your own truck or trailer,” Harris said. “We recommend using this mulch around landscape trees, fruit trees, natural areas, pathways. We really don’t recommend using it close to the house because that can attract termites. Compost is best used as a soil amendment mixed into vegetable gardens, new planting holes and in flower beds.”

Harris added the funds earned will help with Master Gardener projects such as educational outreach, community service, support of Extension news programs and keeping up the landscape around areas like the county courthouse.

The event location will be at TAG Grinding on Hwy. 49 North in Dadeville, just a mile up from Hwy. 280 before the railroad bridge. No delivery will be available.

Contact the Tallapoosa County Extension office at 256-825-1050 for more details and directions.