During the past two years, 20 million people were introduced to gardening making our sport the No. 1 hobby. Millennials (1981-1996) made up the largest demographic of growth! They’ve caught on to what we already know about gardening – it benefits our lives in so many beneficial ways.
The Seed Share program has been adversely affected by the pandemic. Generous propriety seed companies that have donated to this popular Johnson County Master Gardener program in past years, have reluctantly notified us their focus has shifted from nonprofit organizations to supporting community gardens. Instead of receiving more than 1,500 seed packets, donations decreased to about 100 packets. We understand the need is great and we appreciate their prior support.
We are happy to report many garden centers and retail outlets are offering seed packets at discounted prices this spring.
Happy growing – JCMG