Master Gardeners to hold introduction to gardening workshop March 18

Press Release

Buncombe County Extension Master Gardeners

The Buncombe County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers (EMGs) will offer a free program called “Introduction to Gardening in the WNC Mountains” on Tuesday, March 18 at 10 a.m., and repeated at 5:30 p.m. the same day. The talk is the second in the popular “Gardening in the Mountains” monthly series. Join Alison Arnold, Extension Agent, Urban Horticulture, North Carolina Cooperative Extension, as she shares the ‘ins and outs’ of learning to garden in our plant-diverse and four-season mountain region.

Alison will discuss soil management, plant selection, weather and climate information and the many helpful resources that can guide participants to great success in the upcoming growing season. Bring your questions!

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 HYPERLINK “” 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.


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