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2024 Extension Gardener: Learn to Grow Series

Are you interested in learning more about gardening? Come take a class with N.C. Extension of Haywood County. The Learn to Grow series and Lifelong Gardening classes provide our community with information presented by Horticulture Agent, Rachel Douglas and NC State Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers on a full variety of home gardening topics. Classes provide research-based, unbiased information on current garden and landscape practices.

All classes will be held at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Haywood County Center located at 589 Raccoon Road in Waynesville. Pre-registration is required. You may register below via an online form or by calling 828-456-3575. The $10 class fee will be accepted at the door and may be paid by exact cash or check (made payable to Haywood County Cooperative Extension).

 Gardening in the Mountains  – Wednesday, March 13. 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. This class is currently full. Join our waitlist here!

If you are new to gardening in the mountains then this class is for you! Gardening in the mountains presents challenges with lots of shade, cold winters, humid summers, lots of rain, clay soils, and much more. Come to learn some of the challenges for gardening in Western North Carolina Mountains and how to be successful in your gardening endeavors.

Lifelong Gardening Techniques and Equipment – Wednesday, April 3. 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Register for Lifelong Gardening here!

Studies have shown that gardening has numerous health benefits for all ages and physical abilities/limitations. Gardening does not have to end when mobility and other issues arise. This hands-on workshop covers the basics of good body mechanics to help protect and support joints including backs, various alternative garden styles, ergonomically designed and adaptive tools, and ways to inexpensively adapt tools already on hand. Lifestyle and physical changes do not mean we have to give up gardening, it just means changing the way we garden.

Please also consider joining us for our free classes taught by Master Gardener volunteers at other locations around Haywood County.

Haywood County Public Library – Canton Branch

Please contact the library to register for classes held there.

Seed Starting  – Thursday, March 7, 1 p.m.

Square Foot Gardening  – Tuesday, April 9, 5:30 p.m.

Gardening in Containers  – Tuesday, May 21, 5:30 p.m.

Landscape Design Basics – Thursday, May 30, 2 p.m.

Maggie Valley Community Garden

Check back for details and topics for classes to be held late spring 2024.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, N.C. Cooperative Extension will honor requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities. Please direct accommodation requests to: Rachel Douglas, or 828-456-3575. Requests can be served more effectively if notice is provided at least 10 days before the event.