The calendar will be updated early in the year for 2020 events. 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 2020 will be added, so check back often. Click on the event on the calendar for more details.
Spring Fling Plant Sale – May 9. Master GardenerSM Plant Sale, in partnership with the Asheville Blue Ridge Rose Society.
Demo Days at The Learning Garden. Educational events for the public are being planned for the year. The events will be held at The Learning Garden, located at the Extension Office.
Click here for an overview of each Demo Day event.
WNC Gardening Symposium – October 14. We are pleased to announce that the 2020 WNC Gardening Symposium will be held on October 14th at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock, NC. More information will be provided later this spring.
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.
*Click here for the 2019 Gardening in the Mountains Schedule.
Saturday Seminar Series*: A series of hands-on seminars covering various gardening topics. These programs will be held on selected Saturday mornings, February – September. *Click here for the 2019 Saturday Seminar Schedule.
Backyard Composting Demonstrations: Composting demonstrations will be held the 1st and 3rd Saturday, April 06 – July 20, except in June when, because of our garden tour the demonstration will be held on June 15 only. In August and September, the demonstrations will be the 2nd Saturday only, August 3 – September 7. 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 GardenerSM volunteers are on duty to answer your calls and assist visitors from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday and 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, get Cooperative Extension publications and pick up soil test kits. Click here for the 2019 EMG Info Table Schedule
Extension Master Gardener Public Events Calendar