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455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA 455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA Robeson County Center 9 hours ago

CLASS #2: Easy-to-Grow Fruits and Vegetables

The Extension Gardener Workshop is a series of seven (7) classes that include lectures and hands-on workshops for home and community gardeners about how to grow vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, trees, shrubs, and more. Using the latest research in applied horticultural science from NC State Extension and other land grant institutions, participants will learn how to grow food sustainably and how to incorporate native plants into their landscape to support beneficial insects, birds, and other wildlife.  Classes emphasize environmentally-friendly practices such as improving soil health, reducing use of fertilizers and pesticides,protecting water quality, and increasing landscape biodiversity, among other goals.   Participants will have access to printed and online resources from NC State Extension.  

This is a FREE series taught by North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Robeson County Center's Horticultural Agent Mack Johnson with support from the Extension Master Gardener Volunteers (EMGVs) of Robeson County. The Robeson EMGVs are passionate gardeners from diverse backgrounds who have been trained by NC Cooperative Extension to help Robeson County residents with their gardening challenges.

Extension Gardener classes are a required part of the Extension Master Gardener Volunteersm Training program. You MUST attend five (5) of the seven (7) classes in this series to be eligible to take the Extension Master Gardener Training,  which will begin the first week in March, and will be held at the NC Cooperative Extension Center in Scotland County.  There will be a nominal fee for Extension Master Gardener training.  For more information about the EMGV Training program, contact Mack Johnson at 910-671-3276, or email

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made at least five business days before the date of the event to Mack Johnson at 910-671-3276, or by email at



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