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This is the Earth-Kind™ rose garden at the Resource Connection off of Campus Drive. Karen Kologe and Nan Garvin, both Tarrant County Master Gardeners, have worked the roses together.
There are Earth-Kind and Buck™ roses and some miniatures. There are four berms of Buck Roses at the back of the garden and one berm of mixed roses both Earth-Kind
at the front and the Earth-Kind hill. Ms. Garvin will shortly be getting the roses that are to be planted in the handicap area. But the berm has to be built, she said.
The Resource Connection is a Tarrant County Master Gardener project. This is the only project that the master gardeners have exclusively. The other gardens is a joint venture with other organizations, Ms. Garvin said.
"We have a greenhouse, an orchard, an herb garden, roses and a handicap raised beds garden and regular garden for the community raised beds for vegetables. We also have demonstration composting bens," Ms. Garvin said.
"When former mastergardener Doty Woodsen was with Texas Agri-Life, we started collecting water from the air conditioners so we have water storage bens. We teach classes on plant propagation , herbs, composting, orchards, Earth-Kind plants, and vegetable gardening," Ms. Garvin said. "We are built a water storage ben to list a few to list a few more of our projects," she said.
All Tarrant County Master Gardeners (TCMG) gardens are open to the public.
An example, of giving back to the community is our herb garden. We grow herbs for the Tarrant County Food Bank. "We also teach the nutrition classes for TCU. And one class is about the herbs. We have a plant sale once a year," she said. The Master Gardener interns have built a native plant section. The TCMG are starting a shade garden.
Steve Chaney is the leader of the Master Gardener organization in Tarrant County.
Nan Garvin is the Fort Worth Rose Society's photographer.
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