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Growing the Green Way Class Series Spring 2017
Classes are free but pre-registration is requested.

Class Locations :
Cooperative Extension Office, 3309 Burlington Road, G’boro, NC 27405
Glenn McNairy Branch Library, 4860 Lake Jeanette Road, G’boro 27455
Greensboro Arboretum (Ed Center), 401 Ashland Drive, G’boro 27403
Kathleen Clay Edwards Library, 1420 Price Park Road, G’boro, NC 27410

Programs are designed to be approximately one hour long but may run slightly over depending on questions and discussion - which are encouraged!

For more information, contact Lauren Taubert at 336-641-2400

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Totally Tomatoes - All About Our Favorite Fruit
Time to start planning, it’s the key to enjoying the taste of your own home-grown tomatoes. That’s all we’ll be talking about in this session – proven tips and techniques for successfully growing America’s most popular garden vegetable (or is it a fruit?). Get ready for tomato sandwiches all summer long!


At this time, the class scheduled for the Greensboro Arboretum is full. Please feel free to sign up for one of our other dates and locations for this class!

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Flowering Trees and Shrubs
In spring Piedmont gardeners can really appreciate the extended bloom-time we enjoy by making the most of flowering trees and shrubs. Please join us to talk about how to select, install, and maintain these special and versatile plants. We’ll be featuring those that do especially well in our growing conditions.


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Grow Your Best Vegetable Garden
Learn about best practices for best results in your vegetable garden, including: how to prepare soil, the selection and timing of vegetable varieties, and using integrated pest management techniques to control insects and diseases organically. Growing your own food can be economical and enjoyable!
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Perennials With Pizazz
With a little information and good selection, gardeners can enjoy a wide variety of blooming perennial plants. When we know and meet their needs they will thrive as the stars of an abundant flower garden! Because they come back every year, perennials help us enjoy a more beautiful and diverse landscape.
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Made in the Shade - Great Gardens in Lower Light
An abundance of large trees and shady areas in the yard is just a challenge to the creative gardener, not an obstacle. Gardening in the shade doesn’t have to be frustrating! We’ll discuss a variety of shrubs, annuals, perennials, and woodland plants that will brighten and add color to your shady retreat.
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Easy to Grow Culinary Herbs
Some of us already grow basil, oregano, and thyme – but what about stevia, sage, or lemon grass? By knowing the characteristics of the plants, you can have lots of fresh herbs to use year round. Come join us to talk about being successful at growing the herbs you want to use in your kitchen.
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Interested in more gardening programs?
Visit Extension's website (www.guilfordextension.com) for the schedules of our gardening programs and public events around Guilford County.

You can register for additional classes at the following websites:
http://go.ncsu.edu/gcces_lunch_and_learn
http://go.ncsu.edu/2017_demo_garden_seminars

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