The Catawba County Library is a great place to learn, act, and grow as we host the second year of the Advanced Gardener Series at two of our branch locations throughout 2017. The upcoming presentation of the eleven-month series will be, “The Big 4 of Every Garden”.
Dr. George Place, Catawba County Cooperative Extension Director, will be talking about new tips and solutions to common gardening problems inherent to four favorite summer crops. The Advanced Gardener Series plays an integral role in the Farm and Food Sustainability Plan passed by Catawba County in 2013, which lays out clear action plans in working for a healthier county, while creating a local food system and preserving farmland.
The Advanced Gardener Series was awarded “Best Adult Education Library Program” in North Carolina in 2016.
Participants that attend presentations and conduct twenty hours of community garden service in 2017 will receive certification as Advanced Gardeners. In addition, they will receive gardening incentives, such as coupons and gift certificates from local garden supply businesses, and an Advanced Gardening T-shirt! More information on this program is available at each session.
This series’ presentations this month will be at the Main Library, Newton on April 18th at 6:30 pm, and at the Maiden Library on April 25th at 6:30 pm.
The 2017 series will include the following presentations:
May: Everything Herbs
June: Cukes, Squash, Melons, Pumpkins & More
July: Beans, Peas, & DIY Fertilizer
August: Grains and Your Garden
September: Onions, Garlic, Leeks, Asparagus & More
October: Leafy Greens & Garden Perennials
November: Berries & Fruit in Your Garden