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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 With Native Plants Class – October 13

Gardening for 4 Season Interest – September 22, November 8 and 28

School Garden Workshop – October 13

What’s Going on in the Landscape?

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

Reap the Rewards of Repeat Bloomers

Add Some Fall Color to Your Yard

Water-Wise Gardening

Start a Fall Vegetable Garden

We 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:

Are 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!