Leah Hughes with Charlotte Home & Garden has wise words to share on Summertime Watering routines after speaking with Mecklenburg Master Gardener Volunteer Margaret Genkins. Find some great watering tips (and more) here: Summertime Watering in Charlotte Home & Garden
There's more ways you can beat the heat and stay cool at home, in your garden, on the lawn in our Garden Smart and Safe During Summer Heat grow guide for you and your family. During conditions of extreme heat, these simple tips can help keep both YOU and YOUR garden healthy.
Worm composting is a cost-effective, eco-friendly way of turning your kitchen scraps into rich organic nutrients for your garden. Extension Master Gardeners offer a step-by-step demonstration on creating a worm bin. Join us Wednesday, July 9, 2014 from 12 noon - 1:30 pm. Free. Hands on demonstrations - learn by doing! FREE. Register in advance. And find ALL Sustainable Living classes here.
EVERYTHING! Plants, flowers, vegetables, small shrubs, ground covers, annuals, perennials and native plants too! If you have a long list of garden must-haves - now is the time to visit the Master Gardener Plant Sales this weekend April 26th. There are so many fine plants that we have expanded the sale to three locations: The Charlotte Regional Farmers Market AND the Davidson Farmers Market. Following on May 10th at the Matthews Community Farmers Market. We personally grow these plants in our greenhouse, demonstration gardens and home gardens. What we earn at Plant Sales help Extension Master Gardeners present gardening programs and events for FREE in the community-we thought you would like to know! and thanks for your support!
Master Gardener Plant SALE: this Saturday April 26 at Charlotte Regional and Davidson Farmers Markets
Great Plants for Great Prices
This Saturday, April 26 the popular Master Gardener Plant Sale returns in 2 farmers markets: Charlotte Regional Farmers Market on Yorkmont Road, Charlotte and Davidson Farmers Market in downtown Davidson. Then again, returning May 10 to the Matthews Community Farmers Market. Master Gardeners sell plants from their own gardens, demonstration gardens and greenhouse with the proceeds funding community educations programs and college scholarships.
Listen, Look, and Learn in the Garden a series of educational programs offering children ages 4-5 the opportunity to experience and enjoy the wonders of nature returns with Extension Master Gardeners. Each program will begin with story time, which sets the stage for a guided walk in the Freedom Park Demonstration Garden and into the surrounding park. Children will be encouraged to explore the story’s theme by interacting with nature. Find a Sunday date for you and your child to enjoy:
April 27, May 25, June 22, July 27, August 24, September 28, and October 26, 2014 Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm. Advance online registration is required.
Thinking about going "native" in your garden or looking for that unusual plant? Don't forget to check out the UNCC plant sale Friday, April 19th- Sunday, April 21st 2014 at the McMillan Greenhouse. In addition to the large selection of native plants, there will be wildflowers, trees, shrubs, perennials, orchids, tropicals, carnivorous, and indoor plants. Dr.Mellichamp and his staff, along with volunteers, will be there to answer your questions and assist you in your plant selection.
Be sure to check out their website for parking information and hours.
Small Gardens for Small Spaces - Container Gardening 101: Wednesday, March 12, 2014. 12 noon- 1:30 pm. No land? No problem! Learn how to grow garden-fresh vegetables and herbs year-round in containers. Extension Master Gardeners teach planting and maintenance basics for a healthy container garden: materials, styles of containers, various potting mixes, fertilization, and watering requirements. Discover which varieties do best in containers including those varieties that not only taste great but are also attractive. Free. Hands on demonstrations - learn by doing! FREE. Register in advance. And find ALL Sustainable Living classes here.
Understanding Our Food System: Wednesday, February 26, 2014. 12 noon - 1:30 pm. Local, sustainable, organic, commercial...all terms that relate to our food system. Learn what they mean and how the food system affects your family. Kristin Davis, Extension Agent, provides an experiential learning experiment for everyday consumers who want to understand our food system. FREE. Register in advance. And find ALL Sustainable Living classes here.
Sustainable Living is newly expanded and features useful classes on topics that are close to your home and garden. Please join us for this class and many upcoming topics you will find interesting - and useful, to your sustainable lifestyle.