The Ellis County Master Gardener 11th annual Lawn and Garden Expo offers  something for everyone.  Fantastic booths from local businesses and nonprofits are all assembled together in the Waxahachie Civic Center on Saturday, March 26, giving everyone the opportunity to see and talk to these great home and garden related folks. 

The master gardeners have one room available just for the children. 

The children’s workshop room has master gardeners on hand to assist the elementary age group in learning about composting, soil, plants, insects and nature. There will be a planting area where children can plant seeds in a pot to take home.  They can make plant markers for their pots, too. 

There will be a composting demonstration where the children can see composting worms in action. 

Several other hands-on craft activities are planned as well as some exciting nature exhibits to view. A special area in the children’s workshop room gives pre-school age children a chance to do some handiwork of their own. 

The children’s workshop room will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in rooms C & D.

Save the date, Saturday, March 26, at the Lawn and Garden Expo in the Waxahachie Civic Center.

Pick up free tickets from one of the expo sponsors. 

For a list of sponsors visit

J.R. McMahan is an Ellis County Master Gardener and guest columnist in the Daily Light. For further information, contact the Ellis County Master Gardeners at the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, 701 South Interstate 35E, Suite 3, Waxahachie, or call 972-825-5175 or e-mail: