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Gardening in the Mountains Free Classes

Gardening is a great way to stimulate your mind and stay physically healthy. Spring is right around the corner and there’s no better time to plant the seeds for good habits, fresh food, and community interaction. If you can dig what we are putting down, then the Extension Master GardenerSM Volunteers would like to invite you to some free, upcoming events. Check out the details below:

Gardening in the Mountains presents:

Pruning Small Trees and Shrubs

Saturday, March 16, 2019, 1-3 p.m. 

Location:  NC Cooperative Extension, Buncombe County Center, 49 Mount Carmel Road, Asheville, NC

Presented by: Alan Wagner, Master GardenerSM Volunteer (MGV)

This program will focus on how to prune common shrubs and small trees in your landscape. We will start out in the classroom reviewing important pruning concepts. After the presentation, we will go outside to demonstrate how to prune selected trees and shrubs.

Dress appropriately for the weather. 

The talk is free but registration is requested by calling 828-255-5522.

What is Different About Gardening in WNC

Thursday, March 21, 10 a.m.-noon

Location:  NC Cooperative Extension, Buncombe County Center, 49 Mount Carmel Road, Asheville, NC

Presented by: Beth Leonard (MGV)

Western North Carolina is one of the most biologically diverse places on earth. Existing homeowners and newcomers alike face gardening challenges in our mountains that are unlike other regions in the U.S. It’s not always easy to duplicate the variety and beauty we gardeners observe in the thriving plant life that surrounds us. The best offense? Understand your environment and know your plants. This session helps homeowners discover what makes gardening in the mountains unique and learn practical ways to work with these differences for garden success.

The talk is free but registration is requested by calling 828-255-5522.

 

Questions about Gardening?

Extension Master GardenerSM Volunteers of Buncombe County are ready to answer your gardening questions. The Garden Helpline is open now open Mondays and Thursdays, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., during the gardening season—March through September. 

Call (828) 255-5522 or visit the Extension office at the location shown below. If you bring a plant sample to the office, please be sure it is large enough for plant identification. You can also email your questions and plant photos to Buncombemg@gmail.com.

 

About the Master GardenersSM

The Buncombe County Master Gardeners are community volunteers who support and engage in projects and activities that will enhance the quality of life for Buncombe County residents. Members in the Master Gardeners programs are citizens of the local community who not only take an active interest in their own lawns, trees and gardens, but also strive to promote sound horticultural practices in the community. Members receive invaluable training and continuing opportunities for education, then share their horticultural expertise through a wide variety of projects benefiting Buncombe County residents and organizations.

The Extension Master Gardener program allows the local Extension to extend education to an ever increasing gardening audience. It also provide a highly visible way to meet the public demand for information and to develop a strong support group.