By SARAH MCCLELLAN-WELCH
EBCI AGRICULTURE AGENT
Does your garden look good this year? Call EBCI Cooperative Extension at 554-6939 to sign-up. Judging for adult gardeners will occur on June 17, 18, 25 and 26. Youth and Community Gardens will be judged July 1-2. The dates have been adjusted due to the unusually cool and rainy weather.
Judges visit the gardens and score the following criteria: general appearance, planning for season-long food production, evidence of exceptional gardening practices such as soil preparation, plant selection, pest control and season-extending techniques. Judges also note the creativity that is evident in the vegetable garden such as unique plants or other features.
Winners will be announced at EBCI Cooperative Extension’s Community Awards Program in September.