2019 Extension Gardener Workshop Series
Interested in gardening?
Learn about sustainable, science-based gardening practices from N.C. Cooperative Extension
Extension Gardener classes are a series of lectures and hands-on workshops for home and community gardeners about how to grow vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, trees, shrubs, and more. Using the latest research in applied horticultural science from NC State Extension and other land grant institutions, participants will learn how to grow food sustainably and learn how to incorporate native plants into their landscape to support beneficial insects, birds, and other wildlife.
Classes emphasize environmentally-friendly practices, including improving soil health, reducing use of fertilizers and pesticides, protecting water quality, increasing landscape biodiversity, and other goals aligned with the Chatham County Comprehensive Plan.
Most classes are offered twice: once during the weekday, and again in the evening or on Saturdays. Each session costs $6 or $10, which includes light refreshments and covers costs associated with teaching and demonstration materials. Participants will have access to online and printed resources from NC State Extension.
Classes are taught by Horticulture Extension Agent Matt Jones, with support from the Extension Master Gardener Volunteers (MGVs) of Chatham County. Matt has a broad background in both horticulture and botany, and is an enthusiastic biology nerd. The Chatham MGVs are passionate gardeners from diverse backgrounds who have been trained by N.C. Cooperative Extension to help Chatham County residents with their gardening challenges.
While the information is researched-based, N.C. Cooperative Extension exists specifically to transfer knowledge to the citizens of North Carolina in a manner that is practical and easy to understand.
Click on the name of the class for more information and how to register.
|Extension Gardener Class||Date (2019)||Time||Cost|
|Feb. 13||6:30-8:30 p.m.||$6|
|Mar. 14||6:30-8:30 p.m.||$6|
|Apr. 4||6:30-8:30 p.m.||$6|
|Apr. 18||6:30-8:30 p.m.||$6|
|May 2||6:30-8:30 p.m.||$10|
Extension Gardener classes are also a part of the Extension Master Gardener Volunteer (SM) Training Program.
- More information about the Extension Master Gardener℠ program in Chatham County.
- Learn how to become a Master Gardener volunteer.
For questions, contact Matt Jones
- NC State Extension Gardener Handbook
- NC State Gardening Portal
- NC State Plants Database
- NC State Community Gardening Portal
- NC State Therapeutic Horticulture Portal
- Chatham Mills Pollinator Paradise
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