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Catawba County Gardening Programs


The Catawba County Cooperative Extension Gardening Program provides technical support and educational training for beginning and experienced vegetable production and lawn/landscape management. We provide daily consultation to the public regarding general questions through media articles, monthly newsletters, phone calls, e-mails, and walk-in questions.

Are you motivated to grow more of your own food but don’t know where to start. This primer article will point you in the right direction.

Full of useful info and links – Vegetable Gardening Resource

Check out this interactive website that teaches plant physiology – really fun!

This link will take you to the EMGV Online Education Google calendar.

Is that a Murder Hornet???

Educational Programming

Gardening Answers to Your Questions

* Questions regarding garden veggies, herbs, and fruit
send them to George:
* Questions regarding ornamentals, lawn, and trees
send them to Adam:

Tai Chi For Gardeners, Office Workers, and People in a Hurry

* Contact George for more info:

Extension Master Gardener℠ Course

An intensive 12 week course for volunteer gardeners to serve the community.

  2021 Class is Full. The 2022 class registration will be available in the fall.

On-Line Resources

Annual Garden Calendar for Catawba County

Webinar Recordings on Fascinating Topics

Do you want to grow more of your own food?

Homesteader and Market Gardener Resources

Project Homestead – Grow Your Own Food on Less than 1 Acre in Catawba County

Homesteading – Eat a Salad From Your Garden Everyday

Homesteading: Grow Your Own Food – Planting Schedule

Homesteading – Manage Weeds While Building Soils

Homesteading – Choosing the Right Varieties

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Program Vision: to improve community resiliency, health and general well-being with: increased outdoor activity, increased vegetable and fruit production, and increased consumption of locally grown produce.

Program Goal: to provide educational and technical assistance for the public to establish new gardens, expand existing gardens, increase outdoor activity, and increase consumption of locally grown produce as part of the goals developed in the Catawba County Farm and Food Sustainability Plan and the Catawba County Community Health Assessment.

Stay up to date about all of the classes, workshops, cooking classes, tours, and activities – sign up for the Catawba County Extension monthly newsletter.

For more information on the Master Gardener or Advanced Gardener program, contact George Place at 828-465-8247.

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