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Grants for garden projects in Haywood

Project ideas related to gardening, horticulture or the environment — not related to beautification — could be eligible for funding from the Haywood County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association. Projects must be in Haywood County, and applications are due Oct. 1. Contact the Haywood County Extension Office on Raccoon Road for an application.

828.456.3575.

 

Growin’ the sang

A course on growing ginseng will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Swain County Extension Center and 6 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Jackson County Extension Center.

The two-hour seminar will focus on woods-simulated cultural practices such as site selection and preparation, sowing, harvesting, drying roots and seed stratification. State regulations for growing and hunting the plant, present and historical uses, the differences between American and Asian ginseng and plant physiology will also be covered. 

Free. Register at 828.586.4009 or 828.488.3848.

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