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Extension Gardener Workshop – Fruits and Berries

Easy-to-Grow Fruits and Berries for Piedmont Gardeners

The hot, humid summers of the southeast and the resulting pest and disease pressure can make growing fruit in the garden or homestead a challenging endeavor. Fortunately, there are a few fruit crops that are well-adapted to our area, and some that are even native to the southeast!

Join Matt Jones (NC State Extension Horticulture Agent) and the Master Gardener℠ volunteers of Chatham County for a lecture on the berry and tree fruit crops that perform well in the Piedmont of North Carolina. Learn about site preparation, planting, pruning, fertilizing, harvesting, and pest/disease control methods for growing blackberries, blueberries, muscadine grapes, figs, persimmons, and pawpaws.

Two identical sessions of this workshop are available to accommodate your schedule:

  • Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, 10 a.m.–noon REGISTER
  • Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, 6:30–8:30 p.m. REGISTER

The workshop costs $6 per person. Registration and fee payment is required by Feb.8, 2019. Select a date and click on the REGISTER link above.

Both workshops will be held at the Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center (1192 US 64 W Business in Pittsboro).

This workshop is part of the Extension Gardener series of workshops that are open to everyone. It is also part of the Extension Master Gardener volunteer initial training program. For more information about becoming a Master Gardener volunteer in Chatham County, see the Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program page.

QUESTIONS? Contact N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center by calling 919-542-8202 or email

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by January 28, 2019, to Ginger Cunningham, County Extension Director, at 919-542-8202 or email:

Written By

Matt Jones, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMatt JonesExtension Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Ornamental and Consumer Horticulture Call Matt Email Matt N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center
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