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Lawn and Garden Show comes to Tifton

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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  Lawn and gardening is big business in south Georgia, so there is no better place than here to hold the Southeast Lawn and Garden show.

UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center was packed with visitors and vendors Saturday all for a worthy cause.

The show is a fundraiser for the Literacy Volunteers of Tifton-Tift County. They help people get GED's and high school diplomas.

"What we wanted to do is not just ask the community to support us but to help support the community," said Dr. John Hamm, Literacy Volunteers.

Dozens of vendors form across the region showed up.

Tripp Tibbots moved here from Washington state and is showcasing mushroom logs in Tifton.

"This has been a good show there's been a lot of interests in this," said Tibbots, Tonic Farms.

He drills, inserts the sores, and sells the logs to mushroom lovers.

With this first year's success they foresee more vendors and a larger crowd to help the Literacy Volunteer efforts.

Organizers say they've already booked the conference center for next year's show for the last week in February.

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