Join an On-line Garden Chat: Gardening in Harmony With Nature

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Goldfinch feeding on sunflowerThe Master Gardener℠ volunteers of Vance and Warren Counties are hosting a series of six FREE online learning opportunities for the gardening public, where participants will have the opportunity to hear from and interact with various horticultural professionals. The overall theme for these virtual “chats” will be Gardening in Harmony with Nature, and will feature topics such as landscape diversity, attracting birds and much more. The sessions will be held on alternate Thursdays at 1 p.m. beginning February 11, 2021. These hour-long sessions will be held on the Zoom video conferencing platform, which is a free tool available for computers, tablets and smartphones. The schedule is:

  • February 11 – Diversity in the Landscape – Sam Marshall, Horticulture Extension Agent
  • February 25 – Saving Seed – Heather Summer, NC Botanical Garden
  • March 11 – Birds in the Landscape – Christina Harvey, NC Audubon
  • March 25 –  Gardening Resources from N.C. Cooperative Extension
  • April 8 – Rain Gardens – Dr. Helen Kraus, NC State Horticulture Department
  • April 22 – Resource-Friendly Gardening – Paul McKenzie, Horticulture Extension Agent

BONUS EVENT: To cap off the series, a final session will be held on Saturday, May 1 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. There is a $10 registration fee for this final session, which will feature three special presenters, including:

  • Dr. Elsa Youngsteadt from NC State on Protecting Pollinators
  • Anabel Renwick from Sarah P. Duke Gardens on Native Landscape Plants
  • Dr. Walt Robinson from NC State on Climate Change Impacts on our Gardens

Please register for these events using the links below:

  • Register for the FREE Thursday afternoon seminars at this Eventbrite page.
  • Register for the May 1st capstone event at this link (coming soon!)

Download a flyer with all the details.


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Paul McKenzie, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionPaul McKenzieArea Agent, Agriculture Call Paul E-mail Paul N.C. Cooperative Extension, Vance County Center
Updated on Jan 21, 2021
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