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Arbor Day Horticulture Symposium set April 25 in Vega

The event, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., will be in the Oldham County Barn, 305 Coke St. in Vega. The fee is $15 at the door, with lunch provided by the Texas Extension Education Association in Oldham County.
VEGA –- An inaugural Arbor Day Horticulture Symposium conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Oldham County is set for April 25.

“This program was set up to try to aid home gardeners as we move into the spring and summer season,” said Austin Voyles, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Oldham County. “The topics covered will be extremely relevant and should aid in combating some of the repetitive issues associated with planting and early tree health.”

The event, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., will be in the Oldham County Barn, 305 Coke St. in Vega. The fee is $15 at the door, with lunch provided by the Texas Extension Education Association in Oldham County.

Those planning to attend should RSVP by 5 p.m. April 21 to 806-267-2692. The first five RSVPs will be complimentary of the Texas Farm Bureau of Deaf Smith/Oldham counties.

Speakers and topics for the day will be:
- Potter County Master Gardener Dick Cameron, gardening techniques such as raised beds and square-foot gardening.
- Jake McWhorter and Ben Thoennes, both with Amarillo Arbological, tree health and management.
- Voyles, soil preparation and testing.

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