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Catawba County Home Horticulture and Green Industry

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


  • 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
Coming soon! Look for updates for a June workshop. Sign up for our monthly newsletter to be sure that you don’t miss the announcement!

Upcoming Home Horticulture classes:

Pollinator Garden Workshop – March 23, 2019 (free)

Houseplant Swap – April 6, 2019 (free)

Garden Tool Workshop – April 11, 2019 (free)

Building Great Containers Workshop – May 11, 2019 ($20)

Ridgeview Branch Library Gardening for Small Spaces Series – Monthly January-May 2019 (free)

What’s Going on in the Landscape?

Spring is upon us! Read up on the latest trends and ideas for your home landscape.

Crape Myrtle Bark Scale – a New Pest for Our County

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!