We're Mad About Spring!
Help us welcome spring with a day-long festival of fun with live music, pet adoptions craft beer tasting, free classes, vendor booths, and a huge raffle benefiting the Humane Society of North Texas (HSNT). Festivities begin at 11 a.m. and continue through 4 p.m.
HSNT will have pets available for adoption and any animal adopted at the event will receive free a “goody bag,” including food, treats and a pet name tag. Visitors can also support HSNT by entering the store’s huge raffle with more than a dozen assorted prizes for gardeners and pet parents. Proceeds from the $1-per-ticket sales go directly to HSNT.
Craft Beer Tasting
Guests can sample locally made, award-winning craft beer produced by Grapevine Craft Brewery
Listen to the music of well-known local singer/guitarist Riley Wilson. Riley Wilson is a 5 star performer on Gig Salad. A working professional musician since 1972, he is the nation’s most versatile One Man Band, regularly playing instrumental classical, jazz and gospel, as well as vocal country, pop rock and blues in the same show! Wilson will entertain visitors with his eclectic musical blend from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
They can also visit with the many Marshall Grain vendors, who will also be there to answer questions about their products and hand out samples. Attending vendors include: Gardening & Livestock: Texas Natural Feeds, Good Natured Organic Gardening Products, Corona Tools, Greenleaf Nurseries. Pet Food Vendors: Canidae, Rawz, Stella & Chewy’s, Fromm, Nature’s Logic, Emerald Pet, Nutri-Source, Instinct, Acana, Orijen
Three Free Clinics
#1 Choosing Colors for Your Garden
The afternoon will also offer three learning opportunities with free classes on various of topics. First on the schedule is “Designing Color in the Garden” at 11 a.m. The first and most important design decisions you need to make about your garden is the color scheme. Having a well-defined scheme will help you select plants that best fit your design. Powerful and beautiful designs can be based on shade variations of a single color, or a riotous rainbow effect. The key is to be consistent. Tammy Trimmer will help you choose a color palette that suits your style and home exterior, and give you tips on where and how much color you need to make a beautiful statement.
#2 Backyard Chickens
At 1 p.m., Ron Hathcox from Texas Natural Feed will talk about “Raising Backyard Chickens.” He’ll discuss feeding and caring for them, as well as how to keep them healthy. You’ll learn about the differences between various breeds, how to maximize egg production, how to deal with behavior problems such as pecking, life expectancy, and other topics.
Marshall Grain’s own Marilyn Buehler will lead a seminar on “Medicinal Uses for Herbs” at 2 p.m. Many herbs and flowers have healing properties. Marilyn will give you an overview of how you can use everyday plants in your garden for more than just their visual appeal.