Registration Open for Extension Gardener Course

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Life sustaining landscapes support a diversity of species such as butterflies and their caterpillars. Image by: Rob Routledge, Sault College,

Learn how to create and care for a beautiful, bountiful, life-sustaining landscape by taking the Extension Gardener Course this spring.

Offered by the Chatham County Center of N.C. Cooperative Extension, this series of nine gardening classes is open to anyone wishing to learn more about environmentally sustainable, science based gardening. Both beginning and experienced gardeners will benefit from the course by gaining the skills and knowledge needed to create and maintain a healthy yard and landscape that can:

  • Support a diverse range of plants and animals, including birds, pollinators, and people
  • Enhance the appearance of your home and property
  • Provide fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the year
  • Protect water quality by minimizing the need for pesticides and fertilizers
  • Make your yard a more enjoyable and sustainable place to live

The course will meet weekly from mid-March, beginning March 17 & 18, through May. Both a morning and an evening session of each class will be taught. Download the course schedule. 

All classes will be taught by Charlotte Glen, Chatham Extension horticulture agent, and will be held in the Chatham Extension Auditorium, located in the lower level of the Agriculture Building, 65 East Chatham St., Pittsboro.

The cost of the course is $50 per participant and includes class resources and refreshments. Couples who wish to share a set of resources can register for $75. Payment is due with registration on or before March 9, 2015. Download the registration form. 

Registration forms, course schedule, and complete details are available online at //, or by contacting Chatham County Extension at 919-542-8202 or by emailing

Persons with disabilities and persons with limited English proficiency may request accommodations to participate by contacting Sam Groce, County Extension Director, at 919-542-8202 or email, or in person at the Chatham County Extension Center at least 14 days prior to the event.