Master Gardener Volunteers Speaker’s Bureau Series

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Do you have a green thumb or does everything you touch seem to die? Whether you are an avid gardener or a novice looking for some tips, the Extension Master Gardener℠  volunteers of Currituck County have the series for you. Starting this March, the Master Gardener volunteers of Currituck County will be holding a series of monthly classes teaching gardening tips and tricks to help you improve and enjoy your garden. A table of each of the planned classes can be found below.

Each class will begin at 9 a.m. at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center located on 120 Community Way, Barco, and will last for one hour. There is no cost to attend the course; however, pre-registration is required. To register, fill out the online form or call the office at 252-232-2262.

Date Speaker Topic More Information
Mar. 21 Doris Flattum & Shelley Murray Exploring Succulents Boost your horticultural knowledge on indoor and outdoor succulents.
May 16 Olivia Jones Yoga in the Gardens This 45-minute yoga sequence held in the demonstration gardens will not only allow participants to be active but also to mindfully enjoy nature’s beauty.
June 20 Adam Formella Victory in the Garden: Vanishing Varmints on Your Veggies Learn about Integrated Pest Management and create homemade insect traps.
July 18 Tommy Grandy Planting a Fall/Winter Garden Explore the basics of planting cool season vegetables.
Aug. 15 Georgia Kight Pollinator Garden Discover how you can provide nectar and host plants for butterflies and other pollinators.
Sept. 19    Carole Kemp Dividing/Planting Bearded Iris Develop proper techniques to divide and plant irises in your landscape.
Oct. 17 TBD Bringing Tender Plants Inside for the Winter Uncover tips for leaving insects and diseases outside as you bring your plants inside this winter.

Master Gardener volunteers of Currituck County are active, knowledgeable gardeners who are available to give presentations on a variety of gardening topics. All volunteers are trained by N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center staff. Educational programs may include PowerPoint slides, demonstrations, or hands-on activities for adults or children. If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener volunteer of Currituck County, visit the NC State Extension publication page.

For questions on upcoming Speaker’s Bureau classes or information on the Extension Master Gardener program of Currituck County, email or call Chris Blaha at chris_blaha@ncsu.edu or 252-232-2262.

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