2020 ‘Mountain Transplants’ 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 gardening classes offered by N.C. Cooperative Extension in Henderson County.

CANCELLED: Composting and Soils March 19, 2020 – 6:30–8:30 p.m.
– Christine Brown, Henderson County Environmental Programs Coordinator, will teach gardeners about creating compost from kitchen and garden waste. We will visit the Composting Demonstration Site in Jackson Park weather permitting.
– Steve Pettis, Henderson County Commercial and Consumer Horticulture Agent will give attendees the dirt on mountain soils.

Early Spring Ephemeral Flowers April 16, 2020 – 6:30–8:30 p.m.

– Steve Pettis, Horticulture Extension Agent, will teach attendees about spring ephemeral and other native flowers such as bloodroot, trilliums, trout lilies, fire pinks, and others. These little flowers emerge from forest floors in late winter and disappear in early summer. Hikers in the woods in Dupont Forest or Pisgah National Forest will notice these plants early March through May. Many are uncommon or even rare to endangered. Learn what makes these plants so special.

Spring Veggies, Fruits and Berries May 14, 2020 – 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.

Gardening for Pollinators in Western North Carolina June 18, 2020 – 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.

Keeping Plants Healthy July 16, 2020 – 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 health of mountain landscape plants using pollinator and beneficial insect friendly methods.

Cost – $20.00 per person ($30.00per pair of people)
*cash or check only*
(make checks out to “NCCE” and mail to 100 Jackson Park Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792)
Location – N.C. Cooperative Extension, Henderson County Center, 100 Jackson Park Road

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Cost – $20 per attendee ($30/pair of people)
-cash or check only (make checks out to “NCCE” and mail to 100 Jackson Park Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792)
Location – N.C. Cooperative Extension, Henderson County Center, 100 Jackson Park Road

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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Accommodation requests related to a disability for any Henderson County program should be made 5 days prior to the event by contacting the agent or office staff, please call 828-697-4891.

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