Lunch & Learn Schedule for 2019

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Gardening Workshop Series/Lunch & Learn Beginning June 13

If you are interested in home gardening, the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Yancey County Center will be holding a series of monthly gardening workshops on the second Thursday of each month beginning June 13, 2019, and running through October 10. The workshops will begin at 10 a.m. and will be held at the Yancey County Community Center (formerly Yancey County Senior Center) located at: 503 Medical Campus Drive, Burnsville, NC 28714.

Thursday, June 13: Container Gardening

Are you limited on gardening space, or would you just like to have a few things growing closer to home? Come learn about the basics of growing a garden in containers.

Thursday, July 11: Insects & Diseases

If you plant it, they will come! Insect and disease pests are common in the home garden. Come learn about some of the common garden pest issues and methods to minimize their effects.

Thursday, August 8: Fall Vegetable Gardening

Gardening doesn’t have to end with summer! This class will discuss methods to extend your gardening season and crops that will do well late into the season.

Thursday, September 12: Soils & Soil Testing

Healthy soils are the key to growing healthy plants. Come learn about the basics of soil, soil testing, fertilizers, and managing your soil for healthy, productive plants. 

Thursday, October 10: Winter Preparations for the Home Garden & Landscape

As winter approaches are your plants protected? Come learn about gardening tasks and methods to help protect your plants during the winter months. 

These workshops are free and open to the public. If you wish, you can have lunch at the Community Center following the workshops. If interested in attending any of the above workshops, please call the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Yancey County Center at 828-682-6186 to register.