Growing the Green Way Class Series Fall 2019
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
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Extending the Harvest: The Vegetable Garden in Fall
August is the prime 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.
Monday, August 12th - 6:30 PM - Kathleen Clay Edwards Library
Thursday, August 15th - 6:30 PM - Glenn McNairy Library
Sunday, August 18th - 4:00 PM - Greensboro Arboretum
Tuesday, August 20th - 6:30 PM - Cooperative Extension
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.
Kathleen Clay Edwards Library - Monday, August 26th at 6:30PM
Glenn McNairy Branch Library - Thursday, August 29th at 6:30PM
Cooperative Extension - Tuesday, September 3rd at 6:30 PM
Greensboro Arboretum - Sunday, September 8th at 4:00PM
Fall is for Gardening! What Should I Do Now?
Fall is an outstanding season for gardening in the Piedmont! This is the perfect time for planting and transplanting, as well as for 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 to-do list, to help you be prepared for future gardening seasons.
Kathleen Clay Edwards Library - Monday, September 9th at 6:30PM
Glenn McNairy Branch Library - Thursday, September 12th at 6:30PM
Greensboro Arboretum - Sunday, September 15th at 4:00PM
Cooperative Extension - Tuesday, September 17th at 6:30PM
Fabulous Flowering Perennials for the Piedmont
Fall is for planting, and that’s especially true for flowering perennials - warm soil and cool air temps make September and October the best time to plant them. We’ll talk about a wide variety of blooming plants that will do well for us when we know and meet their needs. Perennials are the stars of any flower garden, large or small, and help us to enjoy a more beautiful and diverse landscape.
Kathleen Clay Edwards Library - Monday, September 23rd at 6:30PM
Glenn McNairy Branch Library - Thursday, September 26th at 6:30PM
Greensboro Arboretum - Sunday, September 29th at 4:00PM
Cooperative Extension - Tuesday, October 1st at 6:30 PM
Flowering Trees and Shrubs
Piedmont gardeners are blessed with a bountiful bloom season every spring since there are so many wonderful flowering trees and shrubs that succeed here. Fall is the best time to install these special and versatile plants, because it gives them three seasons to establish a strong root system before having to handle the stress of summer’s heat. Our discussion will feature those that do especially well in our local growing conditions.
Glenn McNairy Branch Library - Thursday, October 10th at 6:30PM
Greensboro Arboretum - Sunday, October 13th at 4:00PM
Cooperative Extension - Tuesday, October 15th at 6:30 PM
Kathleen Clay Edwards Library - Monday, October 21st at 6:30PM
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.
Glenn McNairy Branch Library - Thursday, October 24th at 6:30PM
Greensboro Arboretum - Sunday, October 27th at 4:00PM
Cooperative Extension - Tuesday, October 29th at 6:30 PM
Kathleen Clay Edwards Library - Monday, November 4th at 6:30PM
Interested in more gardening programs?
Visit Extension's website (
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