Master Gardener(sm) Symposium “Backyard Gardening: Changing Times, Changing Conditions”

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The theme for the annual Master Gardener(sm) Symposium, to be held on March 24th at the Vance County Regional Farmers Market, is “Backyard Gardening: Changing Times, Changing Conditions.”

The keynote speaker will be Sam Pearsall, formerly of the North Carolina Natural Heritage Program who will explain how climate change is impacting both natural ecosystems and our own gardens. Other expert speakers from North Carolina State University will address pollinators, water conservation, weed management and more.

The Symposium will be held at the Vance County Regional Farmers Market, located at 210 Southpark Drive in Henderson. Registration for the symposium is only $30 if received by February 28th, and includes lunch. An optional afternoon Rain Barrel workshop is available for an additional fee.

Space is limited and advanced registration is required. Download the registration form from

For more information contact or call the NC Cooperative Extension office at 252-438-8188.