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Show your favorite garden heirlooms at Garfield Farm Museum August 24

CAMPTON HILLS, IL:    Garden exhibitors should register now for Garfield Farm Museum’s 25th Annual Heirloom Garden Show on Sunday August 24th from 11 am – 4 pm. The show highlights the importance of preserving genetic diversity in the plants that we rely on for food, medicine, and enjoyment. It also provides Midwestern growers with an opportunity to show off and sell their favorite heirloom flowers, herbs, fruits, and vegetables to the general public and to interact with other gardeners.

     For growers that are passionate about their heirlooms, it is very important to attend to insure that their cultivars are represented. Give your favorite vegetable or antique flower variety a voice and encourage others to grow a rare variety. Garfield Farm Museum has invested time and energy beyond any monetary benefits for the show as the museum knows how important it is to promote this historic genetic diversity.

     If you would like to display your heirlooms at the show, contact the museum at 630-584-8485 or for registration information. There are no fees for exhibitors. Lectures are welcome.  Check out the Garfield Farm Museum Page on YouTube for videos from previous years’ shows.    In addition to seeing the exhibitors, visitors can check out the museum’s own historic flower, vegetable, and kitchen gardens. There will also be tours of the 1846 Teamster Inn and Tavern and the museum’s prairie plot. There is a $6 donation for adults and $3 for children 12 years and younger. A portion of the proceeds from the show are donated to the Seed Savers Exchange.

    Garfield Farm Museum is five miles west of Geneva, IL off ILL Route 38 on Garfield Road. The 375 acre museum is supported by donations and is the only surviving historically intact former 1840’s Illinois prairie farmstead and teamster inn being restored as an 1840’s working farm museum.