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

Class Locations :
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

Due to building construction, we will not be holding classes at Cooperative Extension this fall. Look for them to return in spring 2018.


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
End of 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 the 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. 
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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 with good planning and sensible management will minimize issues with weeds and diseases - you can have a beautiful healthy lawn and still reduce the impact and expense of lawn chemicals.
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Fall is for Gardening! What Should I Do Now?
Spring and summer gardens are beautiful, but fall is a wonderful 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.
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Spring Flowering Bulbs
For beautiful 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.
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Composting and Vermicomposting
What to do with all those leaves?! 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 easy 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.
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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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