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GSU Botanical Garden ready for farm, forest festival
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Cooler weather means it’s time to plant and Georgia Southern Botanical Garden has a wide variety of old fashioned favorites and native plants for your home garden at its annual Farm and Forest Festival and Plant Sale. The festival is Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for activities and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for the plant sale. There is no admission charge.

This year, children can go back in time and experience life on a Bulloch County farm in the 1920s and 1930s. Milk a “cow,” make ice cream, plow, make soap and wash clothes, then have fun dancing and playing old-fashioned games. There will be lots of other activities for everyone in the family to enjoy.

The highlight of this annual festival is the plant sale which will feature a wide variety of shrubs, trees and familiar and unusual annuals and perennials to add to your garden. There also will be a selection of native plants.

This year, the Garden is hosting a farmer’s market. Produce and agricultural products from Bulloch and surrounding counties including fresh, in-season produce (some organic), honey, syrup, jams and jellies, cheese and beef will be available.

As always, there will be music and food. The festival is free and open to the public. For more information on the festival, call the Garden at (912) 871-1149.