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Sustainable and Organic Vegetable Gardening

BroccoliDo any of the following describe you?

  • A first time or beginner vegetable gardener
  • Someone who is new to vegetable gardening in central NC
  • An experienced vegetable gardener who would like to be more successful
  • Someone who would like to make less impact on the environment when vegetable gardening

If so, this is the course for you! Based on practical information you can trust, this short course will focus on sustainable and organic vegetable gardening practices suitable for residential and community gardens in central NC.

There are three classes in this short course. Each class will be offered twice, once in the morning and once in the evening. Participants can choose to register for the morning or evening series of classes. Download the course schedule for a description of each class.

Class 1: Planning for Success

  • Tuesday, March 8, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 9, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Class 2: Year Round Vegetable Gardening

  •  Tuesday, March 15, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 16, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Class 3: Managing Pests and Weeds

  • Tuesday, March 22, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 23, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

The cost of the course is $30 per participant and includes class resources and refreshments. Couples who wish to share a set of resources can register for $45. We are not able to accept payment by credit card. Please pay by cash, check or money order. Payment is due with registration on or before Wednesday, March 2, 2016.

To register for this short course, please download the registration form below, fill it out, and deliver or mail with payment to the address listed below for the Chatham Extension Center on or before March 2, 2016. Registration forms are also available from the Chatham Extension Center in Pittsboro.

Download Registration Form

Please make checks/money orders payable to Chatham County Cooperative Extension. Registration forms and payment can be dropped off at the Chatham Extension Center located in the Agriculture Building, 65 East Chatham Street, Pittsboro, between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, or mailed to:

Extension Gardener
Chatham County Cooperative Extension
PO Box 279
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Payment is due with registration on or before March 2, 2016.

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 10 days prior to the event.

Contact Chatham County Extension by calling 919-542-8202 or email:

Extension Gardener classes are designed for anyone wishing to learn more about science-based, environmentally sustainable gardening. Learn more about the Extension Gardener Program, including upcoming classes

Subscribe to Chatham’s Extension Gardener email list to receive timely updates on sustainable lawn, garden, and landscape care for the central NC Piedmont and announcements of upcoming classes and events.