Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDot) has started “Project Wildflower” to beautify the roadways of Arkansas. The Miller County Red Dirt Master Gardeners are sponsoring the sowing of wildflower seeds at part of the I-30 and I-49 Interchange. Recently, Master Gardeners helped sow wildflower seeds.

To learn more about this and other Master Gardener projects, contact the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture in Miller County at 870-779-3609.

Miller County Master Gardeners AR DOT Wildflowers Sign

The describes the Wildflowers program like this:

Operation Wildflower establishes new roadside wildflower populations with seed donated by a sponsor.  Wildflower populations may be established along interstates and primary highways with wide rights-of-way because of their potential for showy displays in the large planting area they offer.  Planting sites are limited by safety restrictions, site accessibility, chemical and physical soil characteristics, and the availability of seed.  

For more information about how you can or your group can get involved, contact the AHTD Wildflower Program at (501) 569-2000.