Fall Garden School
Getting a Grip: Making the Most of Your Outdoor Space!
Asheville - Buncombe County Master Gardeners will present a Fall Garden School, entitled “Getting a Grip: Making the Most of Your Outdoor Space”, on Saturday, October 16, from 8:30am to 4:30pm at a Ferguson Auditorium on the Asheville AB-Tech Campus. The program is planned with a morning and afternoon session and attendees may attend one or both sessions with a cost of $10 for the full day, or $5 for half day. Registration begins at 8:00am. Lunch is on your own.
The morning session lays out principals of landscape design and provides information about common landscaping concerns like ground covers, transplanting perennials, and pruning. Incorporate growing vegetables into a landscape plan, including a plan for small spaces (Square Foot Gardening), and discussion of common garden diseases and insect pests will be identified and their management.
The entire agenda of topics is listed below:
8:30 – 9:30 Basics of Landscape Design
9:30 – 10:00 Groundcovers for Every Landscape
10:15 - 10:45 Dividing Perennials
10:45 – 11:45 Pruning and Renovation of Woody Shrubs
11:45 - 12:00 Q&A and Wrap Up Morning Session
1:00 – 2:00 Planning Your Spring Garden
2:00 – 3:00 Square Foot Gardening
3:00 – 3:45 What Is It? Friends and Foes of the Home Gardener
3:45 – 4:00 Q&A, Door Prizes and Wrap Up Afternoon Session
Enrollment is limited and attendees must pre-register through NC Cooperative Extension’s Buncombe County Center at 94 Coxe Avenue, Monday - Friday from 8:30am-5:00pm. Checks or cash will be accepted. For more information, call the extension office at 255-5522.
The mission of Buncombe County Extension Master Gardener volunteers is to provide education and current research-based urban horticultural information through the North Carolina Cooperative Extension programs and activities; while striving for the improvement and preservation of the quality of the natural environment.