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. Many in-person Master Gardener programs for the public are cancelled or postponed through the end of 2021. Many of the traditional public programs will be offered online. The events calendar at the bottom of this page will be updated as things change, so please check back often. Click each event on the calendar below for program details and registration instructions.
Special 2021 Events:
Free Seed Pop-Up – October 23. Come and join the Master Gardeners at The Learning Garden, weather permitting, as we harvest seeds from selected plants. Master Gardeners will be on-site to help explain the process and help you collect seeds. We will provide envelopes to hold the seeds. The event was a great success. Click here for more information.
Spring Fling Plant Sale – May 8. Extension Master GardenerSM Plant Sale, in partnership with the Asheville Blue Ridge Rose Society. This will be an in-person event this year. For everyone’s safety, we follow state regulations for masks, social distance, and hand hygiene. More information will be provided later this spring. 2021 Plant Sale Flyer
WNC Gardening Symposium – 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 OPEN through the end of October.
To answer your gardening questions, Extension Master GardenerSM Volunteers of Buncombe County are working from home to keep the Garden Helpline open to the public. We are available to respond to your voicemails and emails. Specific information on submitting your questions is found on the Garden Helpline page on this site. We look forward to answering your gardening questions again in 2021.
Gardening in the Mountains Series*: A series of 60 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 2021 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 – November. Click here to view the 2021 Saturday Seminar Schedule. Refer to the calendar on the bottom of this page for the program details and registration instructions.
Backyard Composting Demonstrations: CANCELLED. The demonstration site is located at the edge of Jesse Israel’s property at the WNC Farmers Market. The site will not be staffed by Extension Master GardenerSM volunteers, during 2021. 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.
Due to COVID, these events and tailgate markets will not be staffed by Extension Master Gardener volunteers in 2021. We will update this site as circumstances change.
Extension Master Gardener Public Events Calendar