Susan Randolph,(left) was selected as Arkansas' Master Gardener of the Year for 2016. She has been instrumental in getting the fig tree trial started. She is pictured with Janet Carson.

Isaac A. Witt Education Center

Pollinators 
An American Bee

Pollinator Arts and  Crafts Festival

The Learning Fields hosted a Pollinator and Arts and Crafts Festival on October 6. The event is growing each year! Features included pollinator education, crafts, tours and speakers. The 2018 event  included booths featuring local artisians, crafters and more.  A Great time was had by all, be sure to join us again next year.

 

Education Center 

This building is used for seminars, classes, presentations, and to educate the public on horticulture techniques. Many demonstration gardens available for public enjoyment. Some of the gardens include the herbs garden, spiral garden, wildflower field, vertical garden, berry patch, hoop house, and greenhouse. 

Isaac A. Witt has served as past president of The Learning Fields. The education building was officially dedicated in recognition of his contributions and continuous efforts to make the Learning Fields a success. 

Greenhouse 

The Greenhouse project

The Learning Fields has an unheated hoop and lath house. Plants are grown to provide income for the Learning Fields and to provide selective plants for projects.  Public plants sales are held each Spring and Fall.

This experimental garden will determine what figs will grow well in the River Valley. The fig trees have been grown from cuttings and were planted in July 2015. Figs are labeled with name, date planted and a description. Records of the Winter temperatures will be kept to test the hardiness or lack of hardiness. Other data will include the, type and amount of fruit produced, diseases noted and water required for five years. Report will be compiled for the public. Observation and documentation will continue and a final report compiled in 10 years. This report will be avaliable for the public and the fig trees will sometimes be for sale at the Spring plant sale, May 4, 2019.  

 

Fig Tree Trial

The Learning Fields Features Gardens, Community Buildings and Events

River Valley Master Gardeners Stay Busy with Projects at the Learning Field and Beyond

Master Gardeners and community members can enjoy The Learning Fields any time of the year! Our warmer months feature lots of classes, tours and programs while the cooler months are a great time to clean up the beds and enjoy the peaceful setting.

The photos to the left feature scenes from some of our Summer 2017 events.

Bees are closely related to wasps and ants. They are known for their role as pollinators and produce honey.

 
 

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