Second Annual Garlic Festival is Sept. 2 at Botanical Center
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Join University of Missouri Extension for the “Second Annual Garlic Festival” from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 2 at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic, Springfield, Mo.
The workshop will include presentations by Patrick Byers, a University of Missouri Extension horticulture specialist, Kelly McGowan, a horticulture educator with MU Extension, and Dr. Pam Duitsman, a nutrition specialist with MU Extension.
Garlic production – including how to choose the best garlic strain, planting and caring for garlic, and the harvest and storage of garlic – will be addressed in presentations.
Data will be also presented on 25 trial varieties grown at the Botanical Center Gardens (see harvest at right) and the evening will conclude with a garlic tasting. There will also be several different strains of garlic for sale in time for fall planting.
There is a cost of $10 per person for the program and advance registration is requested. The registration form can be found online at extension.missouri.edu/greene.