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Wednesday, 01 April 2015 00:00

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Stretch out the growing season

Learn to get the most out of your garden with a program covering what to plant in each season and how to use season extenders, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at the Canton Branch Library. Master Gardener Hughes Roberts will teach the program. 

Free. An initiative of the Haywood County Public Library, Haywood County Cooperative Extension and Haywood County Master Gardener Association with support by Friends of the Library and the Master Gardener Volunteer Association. 



Gardening season open in Macon community garden

The Macon County Community Garden Committee is looking for gardeners to work the ground for its fifth season. 

The 500-square-foot spaces are limed and tilled, but gardeners must supply their own fertilizer, seeds and plants. Each gardener should donate a portion of the produce to Macon County Care Net, which uses the produce in food relief efforts. 

$25 per spot with 24 spaces available. 828.349.2046. 


Get growing at Jackson community gardens

Community gardens in Sylva and Cullowhee are seeking growers and volunteers. 

The gardens offer individual plots — and the tools necessary to cultivate them — for those who want a way to grow their own organic veggies and meet people who enjoy doing the same. Plots are free with the stipulation that half the produce gets donated to people in need. 

Volunteers are also invited to weekly workdays to keep the gardens in tip-top shape. Year round, volunteers meet at the Cullowhee Community garden on South Painter Road on Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to dusk and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. In Sylva, workdays are held Thursdays from 4 p.m. to dusk between March and November at the garden on Storybook Lane. 

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