New Master Gardeners’ Classes Begin April 6

— Written By Norma Chrisawn

Yancey County Master Gardeners’ Class Series

April 6 July 13, 2016

Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Cost:  $140.00

The Master Gardeners’ Training classes are scheduled to begin at the Yancey County Cooperative Extension Office. A tentative schedule of the classes is listed below. The cost covers the Master Gardeners’ Notebook, State Master Gardeners’ fee, Master Gardeners’ shirt and the handouts and refreshments. We will need a minimum of 7 in order for the class to be held and a maximum of 15. To register, please contact the Yancey County Cooperative Center at 682-6186 or for more information, contact Stanley Holloway, at the Yancey Extension Office.

Tentative Schedule/Syllabus

Apr 6:             Orientation/ Plant Propagation

Apr 13:            Botany

Apr 20:            No Class

Apr 27:            Soils and Fertilizers (lunch with existing MGs)

May 4:             Vegetables

May 11:           Pesticides and IPM

May 18:           No Class – (Possible field trip)

May 25:           Weeds (lunch with existing MGs)

June 1:              Plant Insects and Diseases

June 8:              Houseplants and Lawns

June 15:           No Class – (Possible field trip)

June 22:           Fruits, Small and Tree Fruit (lunch with existing MGs)

June 29:           Flowers and Woody Ornamentals

July 6:             Landscape Design and Review

July 13:            Wildlife and Exam