May 1, 8, 15 and 22
Backyard Garden Series presented by Richard Beckort
6 p.m. at the Jackson County Learning Center, 323 Dupont Drive, Seymour. Free. Attend one or attend all. Sign up with the Extension Office (812-358-6101) one week before each session. Topics are: 
May 1 – Growing Small Fruit in the Backyard; May 8 – Plant Propagation for the Homeowner; May 15 – Growing Better Tomatoes; May 22 – Vines for the Home Landscape.

May 4
Jennings County SWCD Plant Sale Pickup Day
3 to 7 p.m., Muscatatuck Park, 325 N. State Road 3, North Vernon. Pick up pre-ordered plants. Information: 812-346-3411, ext. 3.

May 6
Garden Celebration
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Scott Hall, Fairgrounds Street, Franklin. Admission is $2. Free seeds and trees while supplies last. Free garden seminars for all ages. Shop with 40+ garden vendors.
Grab lunch at the cafe and learn about attracting pollinators. Information: Sarah Hanson,, 317-736-3724.

May 13
Brown County 4-H Craft Fair
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Brown County 4-H Fairgrounds, Nashville. Supporting Brown County 4-H program. Over 50 vendors. Booths are $30 to $40; most are indoors and all are under-roof. Call 812-988-5495 or email

May 31
Mini 4-H Day Camp
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Jennings County Fairgrounds. 4-H members in Grades K-2 are encouraged to attend Mini 4-H Day Camp to learn more about 4-H and the fairgrounds, create their projects for the fair and have fun. Students in Grades K-12 may enroll in the 4-H program until May 15. Registration for Mini 4-H Day Camp is preferred by May 22, but is not required. The fee is $5 per member. Information: Jennings County Purdue Extension Office, 812-352-3033, www.extension.purdue/jennings.

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