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7th Annual Organic Gardening Series (3/13-4/24)

March 13

An exciting six-part series on all aspects of Growing: planning, planting, production, and pests. Improve your established garden or start growing for the first time. Taught by Diana Schmitt McCall, Garden Manager at Dr. John Wilson Community Garden and Eat Smart Black Mountain. The hands-on garden education features a variety of garden methods: French Intensive, square foot, hugelkultur, no-till and more. These garden-based classes offer an opportunity to review topics from the previous classroom sessions, see these techniques in practice, as well as build your confidence through experiential learning.

Get Growing CLASS 1 in the Classroom: Why you should consider growing organically; important site, size, and design considerations for your garden; growing the soil & nutrient basics; garden seasons; and useful tools will be discussed. Q & A session.

Get Growing CLASS 2 in the Garden: On-site review and real-life examples from Class 1.

Get Growing CLASS 3 in the Classroom: Techniques for starting seeds and transplants; dealing with common problems; how much to plant; composting & vermicomposting; converting your lawn to garden; an edible yard; and maximizing your garden space. Q & A session.

Get Growing CLASS 4 in the Garden: On-site review and real-life examples from Class 3.

Get Growing CLASS 5 in the Classroom: The virtues of mulch; water and fertilization considerations; compost tea; cover cropping and n-p-k; organic disease and insect control; and tips for Fall gardening. Q & A session.

Get Growing CLASS 6 in the Garden: On-site review and real-life examples from Class 5.

Class 1: Tue, March 13, CLASSROOM, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Lenoir-Rhyne, 36 Montford Ave, Asheville, NC
Class 2: Tue, March 20, at the GARDEN, 6 to 7:30 PM (sunsets at 7:43pm). 99 White Pine Dr. in Black Mountain
Class 3: Tue, March 27, CLASSROOM, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Lenoir-Rhyne, 36 Montford Ave, Asheville, NC
April 3 – Spring Break – No Class
Class 4: Tue, April 10, at the GARDEN, 6 to 7:30 PM (sunsets at 8:00pm). 99 White Pine Dr. in Black Mountain
Class 5: Tue, April 17, CLASSROOM, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Lenoir-Rhyne, 36 Montford Ave, Asheville, NC
Class 6: Tue, April 24, at the GARDEN, 6 to 7:30 PM (sunsets at 8:11pm).

$35 per PAIR of classes (1&2, 3&4, 5&6 are purchased as pairs only) or $90 for the series

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Date:
March 13
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Venue

Lenoir-Rhyne Center for Graduate Studies
36 Montford Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Phone:
(855) 232-4723