Summer is almost over and one group helping Lubbock flourish is hosting a fundraiser and the community is invited.

The Lubbock Master Gardener Association is a nonprofit group of volunteers from around the Lubbock area that come together to educate people on plants. This group is an extension of the Lubbock County Office of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services and helps the community with their educational programs and assisting in community projects.The Lubbock Master Gardener program is just one of many branches of the Master Gardener program in the U.S. with over 95,000 members.

During the Labor Day weekend is when the community is invited out to support the Lubbock Master Gardeners Association with their Hub City Garden tour. This tour is an opportunity for people to take a self-guided walk through six different garden settings that they could borrow some ideas for their own. People on the tour will be able to ask questions to the various master gardeners that will be present during the tour.

Tickets for the Hub City Garden tour can be purchased online or on site at the Lubbock Arboretum, or garden sites, with a credit card or cash. Some of those sites are actually homes private gardens taken care of by master gardeners sharing their knowledge. Each ticket holder will get a guidebook with a map at the first garden they decide to visit and are urged to wear hats, sunscreen, and comfy shoes.

The money from the ticket sales goes right back into the program so that the educational outreach program offered by the 70 Lubbock Master Gardeners an continue. As well as the scholarships that they offer, school gardens, the new Demonstration Garden at the Lubbock Arboretum and more. More information about the Lubbock Master Gardeners can be found online or Facebook.

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