The Extension office is open but with limited staffing. Please make appointments for dropping off samples and seeking information. Call the office or contact the agent directly using this link. All in-person Master Gardener programs for the public are cancelled or postponed through the end of 2020. Several of the previously scheduled programs will be offered online. The events calendar at the bottom of this page will be updated as things change. Events will continue to be cancelled or added, as plans are finalized, so please check back often. Click each event on the calendar below for more details and how to register.
Special 2020 Events:
Spring Fling Plant Sale – May 9. CANCELLED. Extension Master GardenerSM Plant Sale, in partnership with the Asheville Blue Ridge Rose Society. We are evaluating several options for a Plant Sale next year, much will depend on how the pandemic evolves. More information will be provided in the spring of 2021.
WNC Gardening Symposium – October 14. CANCELLED. Due to the uncertainty surrounding events during the COVID-19 pandemic, the WNC Gardening Symposium will not be held in 2021. We look forward to seeing you again in 2022. More information will be provided in the spring of 2022.
Ongoing educational activities & events:
GARDEN HELPLINE – The Garden Helpline is closed for the season.
During the off-season, feel free to contact Alison Arnold, Extension Agent with your gardening questions. She can be reached by emailing her at Alison.email@example.com or by calling 828-255-5522. When emailing, please include a photo if it helps describe your gardening question. The Garden Helpline will reopen in March 2021. We look forward to working with you again next year.
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. Click here to view the 2020 Gardening in the Mountains Schedule. After some cancellations early in the year, most of the scheduled programs will be offered online. Refer to the calendar on the bottom of this page for program details and registration instructions.
Saturday Seminar Series*: A series of hands-on seminars covering various gardening topics. These programs will be offered online on selected Saturday mornings, February – September. Click here to view the 2020 Saturday Seminar Schedule. Refer to the calendar on the bottom of this page for the program details and registration instructions.
Backyard Composting Demonstrations: CANCELLED. Composting demonstrations will be held the 2nd and 4th Saturday, April – September. The demonstration site is located at the edge of Jesse Israel’s property at the WNC Farmers Market. The site will be staffed by Extension Master GardenerSM volunteers, usually from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., but may vary. Check the calendar below for details. An additional Composting demonstration area is located at The Learning Garden. Click here for details about The Learning Garden.
Extension Master GardenerSM Info Tables*: CANCELLED.
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, get Cooperative Extension publications and pick up soil test kits.
Extension Master Gardener Public Events Calendar