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, “Berries & Fruit in Your Garden”.
Dr. George Place, Catawba County Cooperative Extension Director, will be talking about how beans, peas, peanuts, clover, and other legumes can help your garden for food production, pollinator attraction, soil improvement, and provide nitrogen, a key fertilizer element. 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 November 21st at 6:30 pm, and at the Maiden Library on November 28th at 6:30 pm.