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Wednesday, 18 May 2016 00:00

News for gardeners

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Gardeners unite to green Sylva

Armed with trowels, gloves and a desire to make Sylva beautiful, the Sylva Green Thumbs will begin meeting 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, May 25 through Aug. 24. 

Volunteers should meet at the Sylva Garden Club shed located at Bridge Park in downtown Sylva ready for two hours of gardening in the downtown area. 

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Dinner will support community gardens

A dinner and silent auction aims to raise money for Maggie Valley Community Gardens from 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Maggie Valley United Methodist Church.

Items are still sought for the silent auction, and dinner will entail soup and cornbread. 

The community garden project began in 2013 and now comprises four separate gardens that produce healthy food for people in need. 

June Johnson, 704.577.8928 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Vanquish garden pests — organically

A seminar for gardeners looking to learn more about organic controls for the pests that plague their vegetables will be offered next week in Sylva and Bryson City. 

• 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at the Jackson County Extension Center in Sylva.

• 10 a.m. to noon at the Swain Extension Center near Bryson City. 

The Organic Pest Management Seminar, offered through N.C. Cooperative Extension, will cover topics ranging from companion plants to soil amendments and farmscaping to organic sprays. 

Free. Register with Christy Bredenkamp, 828.586.4009, 828.488.3848 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

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