May 1, 2010
10AM to noon: Expert Talks at Selected Locations
Noon to 4PM: All Garden Locations Open
$10 for adults; children 12 and under FREE!
Pick up tickets and maps at the Chamber of Commerce from now until May 1 at 3:00PM, or at Garden locations on the day of the event.
Most locations will feature experts in various fields such as bees, vermiculture (worms), landscaping, rainwater recapture, integrated pest management, and others. Some garden locations will include more formal discussions from 10AM to noon, and all locations will provide information and informal interaction with the experts.
Ticket sales will pay for plants and seeds for garden sites, educational programs, needed tools and equipment, & a building fund for the new property at MLK & Hwy 95.
The Smithville Community Gardens turns vacant property into productive land with help from many volunteers.
Please keep checking this website for more details about where and when to find our experts. You may see an updated map at Google Maps.
We hope to see you there!
Thanks to everyone who made the Texas Independence Day (Sunday, March 2) Dedication of Independence Park such a success, despite the weather. Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial sold out of their 150 lunch plates, the auction brought in about $4,000 (Modern Woodmen will match that with an additional $2,500), and about 60 people were able to be comfortable inside the Recreation Center to hear the dedication speeches. Thanks to Mayor Mark Bunte, Mac Simpson, Judge David Herrington, Representative Tim Kleinschmidt, County Judge Paul Pape, and Carol Snyder (president of the Smithville Heritage Society) for providing such stirring words to set Independence Park as a uniquely commemorative place to tell Smithville's story. Judge Paul Pape's truly inspiring remarks are included if you click on "more."
Sunday, March 2, 2014: Join us at Independence Park to Celebrate Texas Independence Day! Modern Woodman Fraternal Financial will provide BBQ plates starting at 11AM (tickets on sale now at City Hall and the Smithville Public Library). The Dedication Presentation will begin at 12:30, and a Live Auction will follow at about 1PM. See you there!
The third Summit Smithville Expo will take place on January 25 from 10AM to 3:30PM. The EXPO Hall will be at 210 Main Street (the old Dollar Store). Two panels of speakers will discuss water issues at Playhouse Smithville (110 Main Street) -- come hear about what issues we face at 10:30AM and come listen to some interesting ways and projects we can take on to conserve water at 1:00PM. Free and open to the public. The first 100 will receive "Swag Bags" and there will be a door prize drawing at the end of the day.
Smithville's vision for a future park will honor a founder's historic past with a dedication on Sunday, March 2, 2014 – Texas Independence Day.
The Texas Commission on the Arts officially designated Smithville one of 24 Cultural Districts in the entire state this past September 5th. This distinction will help us promote our town's fantastic arts community, its wonderful history, and its cultural attributes. It makes Smithville eligible for funding that was not previously open to us for things like matching grants for street beautification, public art programs, and art in the schools. This is a tremendous honor and reflects the hard working ethics and strong collaboration between the artists in the Lost Pines Artisans Alliance, the historians in the Smithville Heritage Society, and City departments. We thank everyone who participated in the public meetings, the Steering Committee, and this terrific community of Smithville.
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