Organic Growers School: Gardening Series. Every Tuesday, March 5–April 9, 2018

Prepare Your Garden for Winter

Western NC plant hardiness zones range from 6 to 8 which means that no matter where you live in our region, a wide range of vegetables can overwinter without much fuss. Discover when to seed and transplant, which vegetables to plant, site location based on the hours of sunlight, and simple techniques for winter protection. And don’t forget that winter months are perfect for planning your spring garden. Possible additional topics as time allows:
  • Raised beds
  • Fertilization and water
  • Mulching systems
  • Three-season cover cropping
  • Harvesting tips and timelines
  • Fall and winter pest pressure
  • Increasing plant hardiness

 

Event Details

Tuesdays, August 13 and 20, 2019
6:00–8:00pm
Dr. John Wilson Community Garden
99 White Pine Dr.
Black Mountain, NC 28711

$25 for each class
$40 for both classes
Instructor: Diana Schmitt McCall

Instructor: Diana Schmitt McCall

Diana McCall manages the Dr. John Wilson Community Garden which is home to nearly 70 gardening families, over 100 fruit and nut trees, mushroom logs, a native species trail and a biodynamic donation garden which produces 4000 pounds of produce annually for distribution in Black Mountain. Her work also includes school garden programs, expanding community gardens in the town, and partnering with numerous agencies and institutions to educate her community on how to grow, access and prepare healthy food for themselves and their families.