Growing the Green Way Class Series Spring 2019
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

In the event of inclement weather, we follow Guilford County schools. If schools are closed, we do not have class.

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Planning the 3-Season Vegetable Garden
Vegetable gardening is especially rewarding in the Piedmont because we can grow food at least 10 months of the year! The key is good planning and succession planting. January is the perfect time to start getting ready; let’s talk about the simple ways to get the most out of your personal planting space.
Proper Pruning Prevents Poor Plant Performance
The art of pruning does not mean shearing shrubs into green meatballs (yikes!). Our discussion will cover the tools, techniques, and especially the timing for pruning small ornamental trees and shrubs and how doing it right (and only as needed) is the easy way to have healthier, prettier, and longer‐lived plants. *****Note: this program does not cover the specific pruning needs of fruit trees.*****
Totally Tomatoes - All About Our Favorite Fruit
It’s time to start planning, that’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!
Beautiful and Sustainable Lawns - A Greener Yard
Have a sustainable lawn by knowing and using good growing practices all year, it will save you time and money as well as reduce environmental impact. Establish a healthy stand of grass with good planning and sensible management - you’ll have a beautiful lawn and minimize issues with weeds and diseases.
Grow Your Best Vegetable Garden
Learning and following best practices leads to best results in your vegetable garden. Topics will include how to prepare soil, the selection and timing of vegetable varieties, good upkeep, and using integrated pest management techniques to control insects and diseases organically. Growing your own food can be economical, educational, and fun!
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.
Backyard Habitat - Gardening for (and in spite of!) Wildlife
One of the many joys of gardening is the chance to observe and support nature. Birds, butterflies, and other creatures find needed habitat in our yards – this program is about how to make them welcome. We’ll also talk about some ways to discourage a few of the uninvited guests who may sometimes come to the party.
Flowerpot Food: Grow Herbs and Vegetables in Containers
If you have limited space, sun, or time - a set of containers can be a wonderfully productive garden space. Grow some of your own vegetables and herbs to eat better and also save on your food budget! We'll cover all the basics of the best ways to do it: with the right location, good timing, an easy plan, and a little tending.
Culinary Herbs
Eat healthier and tastier with home grown culinary herbs from your garden or containers! We can grow parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme – and the pizza herbs like basil and oregano – and many more. By knowing the characteristics of the plants, you can have fun growing the herbs you want to use in your kitchen.
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/demo_garden

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