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Catawba County Home Horticulture and Green Industry

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Catawba County Home Horticulture and Green Industry Program

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


  • To provide classes for the public in sustainable gardening techniques and home horticulture so that communities are enhanced through thoughtful and knowledgeable landscape plantings and designs
  • To provide CEU credits for Green Industry professionals by conducting classes that provide pesticide and landscape contractor credits
  • 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 events and schools

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

Upcoming Home Horticulture classes:

Gardening for 4 Season Interest – November 28

Sustainable Landscape Ideas – December 11

Bulb Forcing Workshop – January 10, 2019

Ridgeview Branch Library Gardening for Small Spaces Series – Monthly January-May

Upcoming CEU Credits for Professionals:

Sustainable Landscape Ideas + Turf Weed Management – 2 pesticide D, L, N, X credits, 2 Landscape Contractor L credits – December 11 10-12

What’s Going on in the Landscape?grass

Fall is the perfect time for planting in your yard. Read up on the latest trends and ideas for your home landscape.

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

Start a Fall Vegetable Garden

I want to hear from you!

Let me know what classes you’d like to see in 2019. Fill out this quick survey now!

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!