Extension Master Gardener Symposium, 3/8/2014, Henderson, NC

— Written By NC Extension Master Gardener Logo

Kerr Lake 

Extension Master Gardener Volunteers’ Symposium

“Backyard Gardening:
Getting Down to Basics”

Saturday, March 8, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m

Fellowship Hall of First Presbyterian Church, 222 Young St., Henderson, NC

Optional Workshop : 1:30-3 p.m.

Program Schedule

8:30 Registration and coffee

9:00 Welcome

9:15 All About Herbs: John Wrenn, J&B Herb and Plant Farm

10:15 Small Scale Vegetable Gardening:  Lin Frye, Granville Gardeners

11:15 The Beauty of Edible Plants in Garden, Design: Julieta Sherk, Asst. Professor, NCSU Dept. of Horticulture

12 noon Lunch and Nurturing Soil and Plants with Vermicompost: keynote speaker Rhonda  Sherman, NCSU Extension Specialist in Vermiculture, Solid Waste Management, and Environmental Technology.

1:30-3 p.m. Optional Worm Bin Construction Workshop (extra registration required; fee includes all materials and one pound of worms to “eat your garbage”)

Registration Costs and Notes

Morning session only (includes lunch): $15 on or before March 1; after March 1, $20.

For more information and downloadable registration forms, go to http://go.ncsu.edu/vancegarden or contact NCSU Cooperative Extension, Phone 252-438-8188 (Vance); 252-257-3640 (Warren)