More than blooms at Flower and Garden Show

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This year’s Arkansas Flower and Garden show will feature not only flowers but foods as well with cooking demonstrations by the Cooperative Extension Service.

The show, “Gardening - That’s Entertainment!” will be Feb. 21-23 in Statehouse Convention Center, 101 E. Markham St. at Little Rock. Keynote speakers are Don Bingham, former Governor’s Mansion executive chef and landscape designer and author C. Colston Burrell.

“This year, we’re featuring a dish with all-Arkansas ingredients: chicken, edamame and rice,” Leigh Ann Bullington, Cross County extension agent for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, said in a press release.

Bullington and extension agents Keith Cleek of Philips County, and Melanie Malone of Faulkner County, will demonstrate the dish at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on each day of the show; the recipe for Edamame Chicken Stir-fry will be available.

The demonstrations will be at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture booth.

The show is a partnership of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, Arkansas Farm Bureau, Arkansas Federation of Garden Clubs, Arkansas Florists Association, Arkansas Green Industry Association and Arkansas Master Gardeners.

For more information about the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show, visit www.argardenshow.org or visit extension’s web site, www.uaex.edu

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