Master Gardeners form new organization for Jackson and Swain

Master Gardeners from Jackson and Swain counties have joined together to form the Jackson-Swain Master Gardeners’ Association.

The group works to increase its own knowledge about gardening in order to be a better gardening resource for the community through education, demonstration and as volunteers with the cooperative extension.

The association meets at 9:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of every month at the Jackson Community Services Building on Scotts Creek Road in Sylva. Sarah Day Hatton will share her knowledge on creating wildlife habitats at the August meeting. Meetings and programs open to the public at no cost. 828.736.2768 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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