Skip to main content

Logo for N.C. Cooperative Extension N.C. Cooperative Extension Homepage

Catawba County Home Horticulture and Green Industry

plants and butterfly

Vision: To strengthen the economy and protect natural resources with increased knowledge of sustainable horticulture practices and profitable green industry systems.

Goals:

  • To provide CEU credits for Green Industry professionals by conducting classes that provide pesticide and landscape contractor credits
  • To provide classes for the public in sustainable gardening techniques and home horticulture so that communities are enhanced and natural resources are conserved through thoughtful and knowledgeable landscape plantings and designs
  • To support school and community gardens by providing expertise and curriculum building around plants and food production
  • To provide science outreach to the community through public events and schools

Upcoming CEU Credits for Professionals:irrigation
Chainsaw Safety for Farmers, Homeowners, and Professionals – August 22 (free)  ISA credits – 1 Certified Arborist, TW Climbing Specialist, BCMA Practice, and TW Aerial Lift Specialist; NC Landscape Contractor credits – 1 B
Native Plants in the LandscapeSept 17 (free) NC Landscape Contractor Credit – 1L 

Upcoming Home Horticulture classes:

More Color in Your Yard – August 8, 20, 27 (free)

Chainsaw Safety for Farmers, Homeowners, and Professionals – August 22 (free)

Fall Gardening for Small Spaces Series – Sept,Oct,Nov (free)

Native Plants in the Landscape – Sept 17 (free)

Tell me what classes you want to see in 2020! Vote for your favorites now!

What’s Going on in the Landscape?

Summer is wearing down! Read up on the latest trends and ideas for your home landscape.

More Color in Your Yard
Grow a Fall Vegetable Garden
Grow in Containers
Crape Myrtle Bark Scale – a New Pest for Our County
Grow Some Veggies on Your Balcony
Help the Pollinators This Year
Grow Some Seeds Indoor This Year
Brighten Your Home with a Houseplant
Add More Sustainability to Your Landscape
Fall is a Great Time to Add a Pollinator Garden
Reap the Rewards of Repeat Bloomers
Add Some Fall Color to Your Yard
Water-Wise Gardening

Volunteer Opportunities:

volunteeringAre you interested in volunteering within the community with gardening but don’t have a huge chunk of time? I’m looking for anyone interested in volunteering sporadically, as opportunities become available. Fill out this form to add your name to the list, and I will contact you when opportunities arise. Thank you for volunteering your time to help our community!