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Extension Gardener Workshop – Sustainable Vegetable Gardening

Sustainable Vegetable Gardening

Home vegetable gardening can provide your family with produce with exceptional freshness, flavor, and variety. Developing and practicing the science and skill of vegetable gardening may also save money and promote resilient families and communities.

Join Matt Jones (Extension Horticulture Agent) and the Master Gardener℠ volunteers of Chatham County for a lecture and hands-on workshop for home and community gardeners. Participants will learn the fundamental principles of growing vegetables, including site selection, site preparation, types of vegetable gardens, soils and soil fertility, understanding planting calendars, watering and irrigation, planting techniques, and recommendations for specific crops. Pest, disease, and weed management will emphasize organic practices. Following the lecture, Master Gardener Volunteers will lead hands-on demonstrations pertaining to irrigation, fertility management, and planting methods.

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

  • Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, 9:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m. REGISTER
  • Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, 9:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m. REGISTER

The workshop costs $10 per person. Registration and fee payment is required by Feb.13, 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℠ Initial Training program. Learn more about becoming a Master Gardener℠ volunteer in Chatham County.

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 30, 2019, to Ginger Cunningham, County Extension Director, at 919-542-8202 or email: