2019 Home Gardening Classes

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

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2019 Mountain Transplants Home Gardening Series

Composting and Soils

March 21, 2019 – 6:30–8:30 p.m.

– Christine Brown, Henderson County Environmental Programs Coordinator, will teach gardeners about creating compost from kitchen and garden waste.

– Steve Pettis, Henderson County Commercial and Consumer Horticulture Agent, will give attendees the dirt on mountain soils.

Spring Veggies, Fruits and Berries 

April 18, 2019 – 6:30–8:30 p.m.

– Steve Pettis, Horticulture Extension Agent, will teach gardeners the basics of how to produce their own food at home. Basics such as site prep, soils, plant selection, and pests will be covered.

Mountain Gardening Favorites

May 16, 2019 – 6:30–8:30 p.m.

– Steve Pettis, Henderson County Commercial and Consumer Horticulture Agent, will give attendees his favorites landscape plants for the mountains and pollinators

Gardening for Pollinators in Western North Carolina 

June 13, 2019 – 6:30–8:30 p.m.

–  Steve Pettis, Henderson County Commercial and Consumer Horticulture Agent will instruct. Butterflies, bees, and green lacewings are just a few of the insects that benefit humans. In this class, you will learn how to identify pollinating insects in the landscape and vegetable garden. You will also learn which plants feed, shelter, and provide habitat for pollinating insects. Also, you will learn how to build a pollinator house! Pesticide use can harm beneficial insects so we will learn how to control bad insects with non-pesticide techniques.

Maintaining the Mountain Landscape Lawn and Garden

July 18, 2019 – 6:30–8:30 p.m.

– Steve Pettis, Henderson County Commercial and Consumer Horticulture Agent, will teach gardeners the most effective ways to maintain the mountain landscape utilizing bee friendly techniques

Cost – $20 per person class due one week prior to class start ($35 per couple)

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

Location – N.C. Cooperative Extension, Henderson County Center, 100 Jackson Park Road

Call 828.697.4891 with questions

Registration

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Phone Number:___________________________________

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Questions? Contact:

Steve D. Pettis

Commercial and Consumer Horticulture Agent

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Henderson County Center

100 Jackson Park Rd.

Hendersonville, NC 28792

email – steve_pettis@ncsu.edu

office – (828) 697-4891

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