The Town and Country Garden Club met for their regular meeting Sept. 5, 2017 at the First National Community Center.

Kenny Crawford District Conservationist with USDA-NRCS Russellville Field Service. Crawford shared with group about High Tunnels (a form of green house), how vegetables and other plants can be grown inside. He talked about the High Tunnel requirements, advantages and common mistakes growers make. Financial assistance is possible for equipment through USDA if eligibility is met. Crawford also discussed the importance of pollination and the problem of keeping enough bees available along with butterflies, beetles, birds, considering three-fourths of world’s flowering plants depend on pollination to reproduce.

Club President Linda Hixson handed out forms for Northwest District Garden Club meeting Oct. 3 in Morrilton. The club also discussed the need to clean and replenish flower beds downtown and at the Senior Citizens Center.

Those attending were Carol Bourg, Susan Johnson, Joan Christopl, Shirley Phillips, Jo Ann Roper, Cathy Kraus, Jewell White, Claudia Chappell, Margrit Enns and guests Della Adams, Kay Johnson, Eppie Gattis, Kenny Crawford and Hixson. The next meeting will be Oct. 10. Club members will meet at 3:30 p.m. at the COS Building in Paris and car pool from to Mount Magazine State Park. Guest are welcome.