Growing the Green Way Class Series Fall 2018
Classes are free but pre-registration is requested.

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

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

You are welcome to sign up for as many classes as you like. However, classes on the same subject will be the same.

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

In order to get an accurate count of participants, please limit one person per form. You may register multiple people, however, please register them one at a time. If you have a large group, contact Lauren at lrallen@ncsu.edu for registration.
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Extending the Harvest: The Vegetable Garden in Fall
Late summer is the time to plan and plant for your garden’s third productive season! Vegetable gardening for the year does not have to end with tomatoes and cucumbers - let’s talk timing, to maximize your garden’s yield with fall and even winter crops. We’ll also discuss season extenders and other tips and techniques to keep your garden growing well past the first frost.
Beautiful and Sustainable Lawns - A Greener Yard
In the Piedmont, rejuvenating lawns is best done in fall. Knowing and using good growing practices all year also saves you time and money, and reduces environmental impact. Establishing a healthy stand of grass now with good planning and sensible management will minimize issues with weeds and diseases in the future - you can have a beautiful healthy lawn and also reduce the impact and expense of lawn chemicals.
Fall is for Gardening! What Should I Do Now?
Spring and summer gardens are wonderful, but fall is a special season for gardening in the Piedmont! This is the perfect time for planting, transplanting, and starting fall-flowering containers - after the long hot summer, cooler temperatures make it easier on the plants and on the gardener too. Simple seasonal chores like winterizing tools are also on the list, to help you be prepared for future gardening seasons.
Spring Flowering Bulbs
For fabulous flowers in spring, plan ahead and plant some bulbs after the first autumn frost. Flowering bulbs like daffodils, hyacinths, and crocus are among the earliest flowers every year - some even start to bloom as early as January! Bulbs can be planted in flower beds, in lawns, under and around trees, or grown in containers - many will come back and even multiply for years of beauty with minimal care.
Great Plants and Great Ideas for Winter Interest
Gardens are beautiful in spring and summer, and fall’s foliage color is unsurpassed. But which plants also have special characteristics and colors that add winter interest to your landscape? Join us to discuss choosing and growing some of the many wonderful plants that can make your winter garden more captivating and unique.
Composting and Vermicomposting
What to do with all those leaves? Let’s talk rot! Composting is a great way to recycle, and it also produces a fantastic organic amendment that improves the texture and fertility of your soil and helps everything grow better. We will discuss a few ways to start composting in your own backyard, and what should and shouldn’t be composted. We’ll also go over the easy steps for having a successful “worm bin” at home.
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 website:
http://go.ncsu.edu/guilfordgarden


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