Red Barn selected 2013 Friend of Master Gardener - Business
A participating entity on the committee asked by the local Extension Service to explore starting a Master Gardener program in the county, Red Barn Gardens played a significant role in initiating the program in Mississippi County. Business patrons were told of the unique training opportunity and interested employees were encouraged to participate. The gardens became the site of one of the first meetings of the Mississippi County Master Gardeners.
Whether gathering in the shade of the tall oak trees for a meeting or exploring the gardens to learn about new specimens, Master Gardeners feel at home at the Red Barn. The owners and the staff's hospitality exemplify the trait for which the South is known.
Master Gardeners share a common mission: to educate and to beautify. The Red Barn generously lends plants to the Master Gardeners for the group's information booth at the county fair, at local festivals, and for use in presentations for area organizations as well as for the "Garden Talks" series presented in partnership with Arkansas Northeastern College. The price of plants used in Master Gardener projects is discounted and some are even donated.
The success Mississippi County Master Gardeners has achieved can be attributed in large part to the generosity and friendship that exists between the organization and the Red Barn Gardens.