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Growing Fruits and Berries 101

blueberry, apple and blackberry

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Tuesday, March 1, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 2, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

In the auditorium of the Agriculture Building, 65 E. Chatham St., Pittsboro.
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Note: This is the same workshop offered on two different dates to accommodate participants’ schedules and keep class size small.

Description
Harvesting home-grown fruits and berries is one of the greatest rewards your garden can offer, but also one of the most challenging. This free Extension Gardener class will explore the essential information you need to know to successfully cultivate fruits and berries in central NC.

Topics to be covered include which types of fruits and berries can realistically be grown in Chatham and surrounding counties, recommended varieties and their pollination needs, site selection, soil preparation, planting and maintenance practices, and sustainable pest management practices that will maximize your chances of success.

Registration
This workshop is free but registration is required by February 27. To register:

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 sam_groce@ncsu.edu, or in person at the Chatham County Extension Center at least 14 days prior to the event.

Learn More!

Upcoming Fruit Pruning Demonstrations
Correct pruning is an essential part of fruit cultivation. Mark your calendars and plan to attend these upcoming demonstrations – complete details and registration information will be posted very soon!

  • Blueberry Pruning Demonstration, Saturday, Feb. 27: learn more
  • Fruit Tree Pruning Demonstration, Saturday, March 12: learn more

Questions?

Use Extension Search to find research based information from Cooperative Extension systems across the U.S.

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