Gardening in NC: Workshops & Open Forums

Shakori Hills’ Community Garden Guru (Coordinator), and CCCC Sustainable Agriculture
Instructor, Cheryl McNeill, leads these FREE informative and hands-on workshops for all experience levels.

We enjoyed a wonderful season in the garden this year, with some great workshops. Staygarden4 tuned for 2017 Garden Workshop Information. Click HERE for more information on the garden and how you can grow your own fresh and organic food at Shakori Hills!
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These workshops/forums are free and open to the public! Garden location: Come straight down the driveway, past the ticket booth and coffee barn – you will see it once you round the curve past the house.

Click HERE for Directions to Shakori Hills.

 A few 2016 Workshops:

July 10th, 11am: Late Summer Crops

20160620_125037July is time to harvest potatoes and plant the sweet potatoes, okra, and maybe even late corn. The Piedmont region of North Carolina offers a long growing season and there are many ways to take advantage of your garden space through multiple summer plantings. If life was too busy in the spring, all is not lost! You can still get those veggies into the ground for fall harvest.

August 7th, 11am: Pests & Disease in the Garden

While the hot temperatures and humid conditions of our region offer longer growing

Squash Bug & Eggs

Squash Bug & Eggs

seasons than many other regions, they also provide a fertile environment for many diseases. And garden-eating pests love it, too! We’ll identify various pests and diseases through their effects on certain crops near the end of their cycle, and discuss ways in which we can organically control them to get the most out of our crops.

We’ll also learn up to what point one can realistically fight these problems and when it’s time to throw in the towel and make room for over-winter crops.

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