The calendar below shows all Extension Master GardenerSM Volunteers of Buncombe County events which are open to the public. As plans are finalized, additional events for 2018 will be added. Click on the event on the calendar for more details.
The Learning Garden Demonstration Day* – July 28, 2018: Join us for the first ever public event at The Learning Garden, located at the Extension Office, 49 Mount Carmel Road. The event will include Extension Master Gardener demonstrations and short talks on pollinators, foundation plantings, roses, sun/shade plants, vegetables, youth/child learning projects, and composting.
*Click here for The Learning Garden Demonstration Day information.
Ongoing educational activities & events:
Gardening in the Mountains Series*: A series of 90 minute seminars covering various gardening topics. These programs will be offered the third Thursday of each month, February thru October at the Extension Office, 49 Mt. Carmel Road.
ONE-TIME LOCATION CHANGE: Due to popular demand, the July 19 lecture by Randolph Gardner, Controlling Tomato Late Blight with Resistant Varieties will be held at the Folk Art Center, 382 Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC.
*Click here for the 2018 Gardening in the Mountains & Saturday Seminar Schedule.
Saturday Seminar Series*: A series of hands-on seminars covering various gardening topics. These programs will be held on Saturday mornings, February – September. Click on the link above to see the schedule and topics for 2018.
Backyard Composting Demonstrations: Composting demonstrations will be held the 2nd and 4th Saturday, April 14 – June 23 and the 2nd Saturday only, July 14 – September 8. The demonstration site is located at the edge of Jesse Isreal’s property at the WNC Farmers Market.
GARDEN HELPLINE – DAILY during regular Extension office hours
The Helpline and Extension office are open 8am – 5pm on weekdays. (Closed on state holidays) During the growing season, March through September, Extension Master Gardener Volunteers are on duty to answer phones and assist visitors from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Call 828-255-5522 or bring your plant problem or question to Buncombe County Extension Center, 49 Mt. Carmel Rd. (Please bring samples large enough for plant identification).
Extension Master GardenerSM Info Tables*
Watch for these at events and tailgate markets. Ask questions, bring samples of plants for identification or problem diagnosis, bring samples of insects for identification, learn about upcoming Extension Master GardenerSMvolunteer programs, purchase A Gardening Guide for our Mountains, get Cooperative Extension publications and pick up soil test kits. *Click here for the 2018 Extension Master GardenerSMInfo Table Schedule.
Extension Master Gardener Public Events Calendar