CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — About 6,000 people attended the OSU Master Gardener’s Spring Fair this weekend.
About 120 vendors filled the Compton Arena at the Jackson County Expo. Funds from the event will go to help pay staff, pay for scholarships and other future master gardener events.
Organizers of this weekend’s fair were hoping to gain support for another source of funding. Measure 15-121 would create a property tax district to support the extension.
“If the extension funding measure did not pass, this event would not take place, I mean we wouldn’t have it. We’ve had 35 years. Extensions been around for 100, but this event has been around for 35 years and I think people look forward to it every year; Its sort of the start of the real gardening season,” said Sherri Morgan, with OSU Master Gardeners.
The tax would be five cents per thousand dollars of assessed property value.