Lloyd Linn, Master Gardener and retired teacher, will be the speaker at the March 18 meeting of the Van Buren County Retired Teachers Association.

The meeting is set for 11:30 a.m. at Western Sizzlin in Clinton.

All certified and classified retirees are eligible for membership in the association and the meeting is open to them along with any guests.

Linn will explain the purpose of the Master Gardeners organization, give examples of the many ways that it serves the community and provide information on how to join the organization. Also, he will give advice and tips on how to successfully get started on spring gardening projects.