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Catawba County Gardening Programs

Catawba County Gardening Programs

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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.

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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Graduating group of Advanced Gardeners

Educational Programming – coming up:

July – Fire Ants

Patrick Beaver Memorial Library – March 14 from 6-7 p.m.

Newton Library – March 19 from 6-7 p.m.

Maiden Library – March 26 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Hands-On Gardening Workshop Series with Master Gardeners


Educational Programming – on-going programs:

The Advanced Gardener Series:

Extension Master Gardener Course:

An intensive 12 week course for volunteer gardeners to serve the community. Registration for the 2019 Master Gardener Training Course

On-Line Resources:

Annual Garden Calendar for Catawba County

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

Webinar Recordings on Fascinating Topics

Growing Hemp in Catawba County

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