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Plantfest coming up this weekend

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Posted at 5:08 AM, Sep 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 07:12:04-04

Plantfest, the annual fall plant sale and community fair hosted by the Lafayette Parish Master Gardeners Association will be held on Saturday, September 28 from 8 am -1 pm, at the Master Gardener Demo Beds next to Blackham Coliseum.

KATC's Abby Breindenbach is LIVE Wednesday with more on the event.

The plant sale will offer unique and interesting plants propagated locally. The fair provides a blend of information, education and hands-on opportunities designed to help people connect with nature.

Proceeds from LPMGA plant sales are used to fund community education programs both for adults and children. These include school garden programs in 10 schools, a Dreams Program for disabled individuals; Garden Talks with varying speakers twice a month; the Medicinal Garden at Vermilionville; Speakers Bureau for community events; Habitat for Humanity homes; demonstration garden beds at the Ira Nelson Horticulture Center, and more.