Free talk on square-foot gardening to be held May 20

Press Release

From The Buncombe County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers:

ASHEVILLE – The Buncombe County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers (EMGs) will offer a free talk called “Square Foot Gardening,” on Tuesday, May 20. at 10 a.m., and repeated at 5:30 p.m. the same day. The talk is the fourth in the popular “Gardening in the Mountains” monthly series. Join John Hew, Extension Master Gardener Volunteer and avid vegetable grower, as he shares the technique of ‘Square Foot Gardening,’ to maximize yield in minimum space.

“As the price of everything rises, if we utilize the techniques presented in ‘Square Foot Gardening,’ we can control our spending on fertilizer, sprays, water and seeds,” John said. Join the Master Gardeners and learn about setting up a ‘Square Foot Garden’ in your yard or community garden.

Location: The NC Cooperative Extension Offices, 94 Coxe Avenue. The talk is free, but pre-registration is requested. Call the Extension at 828-255-5522 or email Please indicate 10 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. session. Free parking is available in the lot across on the street on the corner of Coxe and Hilliard Avenues.

Additional lectures in the ‘Gardening in the Mountains’ series will cover a variety of garden topics. They will be held on the third Tuesday of each month through October..

The Mission of the Extension Master Gardener volunteers of Buncombe County is to provide education and current research-based urban horticultural information through North Carolina Cooperative Extension programs and activities, while striving to improve and preserve our natural environment.

Co-sponsored by the NC Agricultural Foundation (a 501(c) 3 non-profit) through the NC Extension Foundation. Tax ID #566049304.

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