Home Gardening Series 2021

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

Gardening Series 2021

Composting and Soils March 18, 2021 – 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Soil is the MOST important aspect of gardening. Organic matter is the most important component of soil. Learn how to create your own compost from home and landscape waste. 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.

Mountain Mushrooms  – March 22, 2021 – 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Back by popular demand! Interested in wild mushrooms? Ever walk through the woods and wonder if the mushrooms you see are edible? Then attend this wild mushroom. The online lecture will include mushroom biology, wild mushroom identification, and mushroom cultivation.

Spring Veggies, Fruits, and Berries – April 15, 2021 – 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Producing your own fresh vegetables at home is a rewarding experience. However, gardening is not without its difficulties. Learn the skills that will help you be a better veggie gardener!

– 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.

Landscaping with Native Plants – May 13, 2021 – 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Western North Carolina is one of the most biodiverse areas of the world! There are over 4000 species of plants native to the area. Why not use these native plants in your landscape to create beautiful natural landscapes?

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

Gardening for Pollinators in Western North Carolina – June 17, 2021 – 6:30–8:30 p.m.

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.

–  Steve Pettis, Henderson County Commercial and Consumer Horticulture Agent will instruct.

Protecting Henderson County Trees – Tree Health July 15, 2021 – 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 – $10 per person class due one week prior to class start

-Cash or check only (make checks out to N.C. Cooperative Extension of Henderson County; mail to 100 Jackson Park Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792)

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Accommodation requests related to a disability for any N.C. Cooperative Extension of 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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