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Kershaw County Master Gardener Associations "Know To Grow" seminar a success
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The Kershaw County Master Gardener Association’s "Know To Grow" seminar, held Jan. 16 at the American Legion, was a success, according to event organizers.

The event featured five well known and very knowledgeable speakers, including Jackie Jordan, area consumer horticulture extension agent and Master Gardener coordinator for Richland, Kershaw, and Fairfield Counties; Austin Jenkins, PhD, who is an instructor of general and environmental biology at USC-Sumter; Powell Smith, PhD, a Clemson Extension associate based in Lexington County; Liz Gilland, Urban Forester for the city of Camden; and Amanda McNulty, Clemson Extension horticulture agent and Master Gardener coordinator for Sumter and host of SCETV’s "Making it Grow."

"All five presenters donated their time -- this, in part, is what made this event so unique," Elaine Long, KCMGA immediate past president noted. "Most symposia, seminars, etc., with this quality speaker cost upwards of $50 or more. We were able to keep ticket costs, (which also included lunch, affordable for everybody."

The more than 100 attendees were able to pick up valuable information on a variety of subjects, including lawncare basics, seed keeping, beekeeping, tree maintenance and more, Long said.