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After two-year hiatus, organizers plan two-day 'Back to Basics' event for the Spring Garden Fair

JOHN BAKER - The annual Spring and Garden Show, put on by the Clackamas County Master Gardeners, returns after a two year absence at the end of April.Spring is in the air and, thanks to an improving area health situation, so is the Spring Garden Fair, courtesy of the Clackamas County Master Gardeners, at the Clackamas County Event Center in Canby.

The return of this year's fair will be the 36th edition of the event, which began in 1984 as a small fuchsia sale. Now, it returns as its usual two-day event on April 30 and May 1 with more than 140 vendors and upward of 8,000 gardening enthusiasts of all types attending. Fair favorites like the 10 Minute University, free pH soil testing and Ask an OSU Master Gardener once again will be available.

The theme for this year's Spring Garden Fair is "Back to Basics." After a two-year hiatus, the event again will have a bevy of Master Gardener activities that visitors can enjoy.

The Good Thyme Food Court will be set up on the main lawn when it's time for lunch or just a snack.

The hours for the Spring Garden Fair will be the same as previous years - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 and parking is free.

To find out more about this year's event, check the web pages at www.springgardenfair.org and www.cmastergardeners.org and the Facebook page www.facebook.com/SpringGardenFair.

The Clackamas County Master Gardener Association acts in collaboration with and in support of the Oregon State University Extension Service Master Gardener Program. Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by Oregon State University in the science of gardening to serve the community as garden educators. Proceeds fund horticulture scholarships for students at Clackamas Community College as well as community grants and free educational programs.