2018 Mountain Transplant Home Gardening Series

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$25.00 per attendee per class

Are you a Mountain Transplant? Did you recently move to Hendersonville from some other part of the country? Then come learn to garden in western North Carolina by attending these classes offered by Henderson County Cooperative Extension.

HENDERSONVILLE:  Henderson County Cooperative Extension continues its 2018 home gardening series designed specifically for “Mountain Transplants,” residents who have moved to the area and want to learn more about gardening in Western North Carolina.

The ‘Mountain Transplants’ Series, which began in March and continues this fall, is made up of five stand-alone classes taught by local experts. Class size is limited, and registration one week before the Series or individual class is required. All classes will be held at the Henderson County Extension Center, 100 Jackson Park Road.

Fall Vegetable Gardening August 27, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.

– Steve Pettis, Henderson County Commercial and Consumer Horticulture Agent, will teach attendees the basics of establishing a fall vegetable garden. Leafy greens, onions, garlic, and many other crops can be grown in WNC.

Mushroom Basics September 24, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.

– Karen Blaedow, Henderson County Small Fruit and Vegetable Extension Agent, and Steve Pettis, Henderson County Commercial and Consumer Horticulture Agent, will instruct. Students will learn basic fungal botany, how to grow mushrooms at home, and the top wild mushrooms to collect in the wild.

Native Plants of the WNC Mountains October 22, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.

– Steve Pettis, Henderson County Commercial and Consumer Horticulture Agent, will talk to students about all of the wonderful native plants that are available to gardeners. We will also discuss Exotic vs. Invasive vs. Noxious weeds.

The Secret Life of Trees November 19, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.

–  Steve Pettis, Henderson County Commercial and Consumer Horticulture Agent will talk about our amazing trees! Henderson County is such a wonderful place to live because of the forests; but our forests are being cut down due to development. Trees that are planted into new landscapes are being planted improperly. Learn how we can protect our forests, plant trees for the future, and keep Henderson County green!

 Planting For Birds, Bees, And Butterflies December 10, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.

– Steve Pettis, Henderson County Commercial and Consumer Horticulture Agent, will teach attendees which plants attract birds, bees, and butterflies.

Registration: Mountain Transplants Home Gardening Class Series

Cost – $25 per class due one week prior to class start

-$100 for the entire series; entire series payments due one week prior to first class

-cash or check only (make checks out to Henderson Co. Coop. Ext.; mail to 100 Jackson Park Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792)

Location – Henderson County Extension Center, 100 Jackson Park Road

Call 828.697.4891 with questions

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Cost – $25 per class due one week prior to class start

-$100 for the entire series; entire series payments due one week prior to first class

-cash or check only (make checks out to Henderson Co. Coop. Ext.; mail to 100 Jackson Park Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792)

Location – Henderson County Extension Center, 100 Jackson Park Road

Call 828.697.4891 with questions

Questions? Contact:

Steve D. Pettis

Commercial and Consumer Horticulture Agent

NC State Cooperative Extension

100 Jackson Park Rd.

Hendersonville, NC 28792

email – steve_pettis@ncsu.edu

office – (828) 697-4891

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