Demonstration Garden – Jeff Fellers, Forestry and Wildlife Agent

September 1, 2021


corn, cotton, soybeans







The Union County Clemson Extension always plants a demonstration garden to use as an educational classroom during the Union County Fair.  This garden will have a variety of crops to demonstrate what used to be grown in the past, along with some crops that are currently growing within Union County.  Past plantings have included sorghum, cotton, corn, soybean, peanuts, and numerous garden vegetables.

One of the main purposes for the demonstration garden is the 5K day at the Union County Fair.  Every year, all the 5-year-old kindergarten classes in Union County visit the Union County Fair.  During their visit, Extension Agents and volunteers give them a tour of the barn and demonstration garden with a short lesson at each stop.  At the demonstration garden, students learn about crops that used to grow in Union and how those crops were used.  Many students have not seen cotton, soybeans, or peanuts growing.

The demonstration garden is also available for numerous other events that occur at the Union County Fairground through out the year.  It provides a great learning experience throughout the growing season and benefits multiple events hosted on the fairgrounds.  Please feel free to stop by and look at the demonstration garden, it is located on the Union County Fairgrounds next to the old farmhouse.



corn and cotton

Corn and Cotton


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