Pick up winter gardening tips from leading WNC botanist

out pitilloAn organic winter gardening workshop be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Cullowhee home of renouned botanist Dan Pittillo.

He will be demonstrating his tried and true gardening practices for weed control, cover crops and how he uses low tunnels to control frost.

Pittillo, a retired botanist from WCU, grew up in Hendersonville where he began helping his mother with the family garden and dairy farm at the age of 10. 

“We were self-sufficient with our vegetables, seldom buying vegetables,” Pittillo said. They used manure from their dairy farm as fertilizer and canned their produce.

A suggested donation of $5 per person will benefit the Jackson County Farmers Market. Stop by the Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to noon that morning in downtown Sylva or contact 828.631.3033 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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