Workshops, flower show at Garden Club Conference in Ogallala

The Ogallala Garden Club will be hosting the 83rd Annual Conference of the Federated Gardens Clubs of Nebraska, April 7-9, at the Quality Inn and Conference Center. This year’s conference theme is “All Trails Lead to Ogallala.” Western Nebraska plant material, history, and heritage will be showcased.

Educational programs and events will be open to the public to attend during the conference. The state flower show themed “Celebrate Spring,” will be open to the public to view Friday, April 7, 1-5 p.m., and Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There is no charge to view the flower show.

On Saturday, April 8, educational programs will start at 1 p.m. The topics to be presented include ethno botany, describing the use of prairie plants by Native American by Kim Soper; gardening and meals served to troops at Fort Robinson by Vance Nelson; home-produced sugar by Rendale Meyer; and products produced from corn by Jon Holzfaster, Nebraska Corn Board. Presentations will end at approximately 4:30 p.m. 

Admission to the educational programs on April 8 will be charged for the entire afternoon. Attendees may also place bids on the silent auction items and purchase plant material and other items from the gift store at the same time in the same room as the presentations. 

Anyone with questions about the flower show or the educational classes may contact Robbie Kupper at (308) 289-6051.

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