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Friday, April 19, 2024
Learn + Grow ADULT + CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Apr 19 all-day
NC Arboretum

Plants Connect Us in Place

Throughout Southern Appalachia this month, the first spring ephemerals — floral harbingers of the colorful season to come — begin their journey toward the light. Trillium, Trout Lily, Bloodroot, Dicentra: All appear the most delicate of flowers, yet they are mighty enough to push through heavy layers of damp leaf duff to reach the sun’s rays. Usher in the brightening days like these first flowers with courses that extend the Arboretum’s mission to connect people with plants and learn more about what roots us in our special place in nature.

Eco Gardening: Principles in Practice | In Person Version – ONSITE, Three Sessions: Wednesdays, March 6, 20 & April 3, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Or  Asynchronous Version – Open March 6 through May 31.


Emergence: Spring Wildflower Walk | ONSITE | Saturday, March 9, 1 – 3 p.m. or Saturday, March 16, 1 – 3 p.m.


Lifelong Gardening | ONSITE | Wednesday, March 13, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Free! Lunch & Learn: Previewing the Cullowhee Native Plants Conference | ONSITE | Thursday, March 14, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Native Plants for the Vegetable Garden | ONSITE | Thursday, March 14, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.


Botany Basics | In Person Version – ONSITE, Six Sessions: Tuesdays & Thursdays, March 19 – April 4, 1 – 3 p.m. Or Asynchronous Version – Open April 4 through June 30.


Soil Health Check Up | ONSITE | Wednesday, March 27, 1:30 – 4 p.m.


Free! Arboretum Reads Nature’s Best Hope by Doug Tallamy | ONSITE | Two Sessions: Thursday, April 4 & 18, 3:30 – 5 p.m.


Registration is also open for our signature plant-based core classes in April. Join us for Spring Native Flora ID (field and blended field/online sections), Spring Native Tree ID (online, field and intensive versions). Plan ahead in April to learn about exotics at the Orchid Festival, April 12 – 14, held at the Arboretum, then return to learn about our native azaleas at the Native Azalea Day, April 27. 

Eliada Spring Plant Sale 2024
Apr 19 – Apr 20 all-day
Eliada Home

Eliada Farms is hosting a Spring Plant Sale fundraiser. Come pick up your garden seedlings on our campus!
Open:
Friday 4/19 12noon-5pm
Saturday 4/20 9am-12noon

Payment by credit card only.

Seedlings available while supplies last: vegetables, flowers, culinary herbs, strawberries.
100% of proceeds go to Eliada Homes!

NC State Extension Master Gardeners Helpline
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – Oct 31 @ 2:00 pm
NC Cooperative Extension , Buncombe County Center
  • Get all your gardening questions answered by NC State Extension Master Gardeners.
    Your questions can be answered via the phone, email, or a visit to the extension center. You can also pick up your free soil testing kit from the extension center.
  • Mar 11 at 10:00AM – Oct 31 at 2:00PM
Tulip Season
Apr 19 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Stepp's Hillcrest Orchard

Our pick-your-own tulips are a spring crop, and you are invited to pick as many of these beauties as you like. We charge $2 per stem. You will not need clippers. You can bring your own container or buy one from us.

Tulip season will start on Friday, March 22, 2024.

Hours:
Friday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 4 pm.

Spring Plant Sale
Apr 19 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Eliada Homes

 

Veggie Stars, Herbs, Flowers

ELIDA helping children succeed

Saturday, April 20, 2024
Houseplant + Garden Seedling Exchange
Apr 20 all-day
Weaverville Library

Our popular annual Houseplant Exchange is back and this year we’re going bigger and bolder! We’re adding garden starts and seedlings.  Bring in anything you don’t want and take anything you do! The plant exchange is available all hours that the Weaverville Library is open April 16th- May 16th. The exchange is free and self-serve.

Master Gardeners Plant Clinics
Apr 20 all-day
Various Locations

Again this growing season, the Extension Master GardenerSMPlant Clinics will be held at several locations and special events across the area.  At each Plant Clinic, Master Gardener volunteers will be available to answer all of your gardening questions and address your related concerns. Feel free to bring plant or insect samples for identification and/or problem resolution.  You can pick-up soil test kits and receive information about in-person programs and activities at The Learning Garden and the Gardening in the Mountains online seminars.  Please stop by to learn more!

2024 Plant Clinic Locations

Asheville City Market. On the third Saturday of each month, April through September. Master Gardener volunteers will be at the Asheville City Market located at 52 N. Market Street, Asheville, NC 28801.  The specific dates will be April 20, June 15, July 20, August 17, and September 21. We will not be at the City Market in May; instead, we will be at the Spring Fling Plant Sale (see below).

 

2024 Spring Herb Festival. In addition to City Market, the Master Gardeners Plant Clinic is returning to the 2024 Spring Herb Festival this year. Our table will be located at the entrance hall to the Davis Event Center at the WNC Ag Center on Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27 from 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.,on Sunday, April 28 from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. The WNC Ag Center is located across the highway from the Asheville Airport at 761 New Boylston Highway, Fletcher, NC 28732. A map and directions to the WNC Ag Center can be found by clicking: https://www.wncagcenter.org/directions.aspx.

Spring Fling Plant Sale. Be sure to look for the Plant Clinic tent at this year’s Spring Fling Plant Sale on May 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Plant Sale will be located at the Interchange Building, 59 Woodfin Place, in downtown Asheville.

NC Arboretum Plant Sale. EMG volunteers will also staff Plant Clinics at the North Carolina Arboretum Plant Sale on May 31, and June 1, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The NC Arboretum is located at 20 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806. The Plant Sale and Vendor Market, May 31 and June 1, is open to all members and the general public.  For more information on the public sale, please refer to the WNC Arboretum website at https://www.ncarboretum.org.  NOTE: The Arboretum’s standard $20 parking fee applies to all non-members.

Painters Greenhouse Herb Fest 2024
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Painters Greenhouse

Join Painters Greenhouse for our 17th Annual Herb Fest!

 

On Saturday, April 20th come enjoy:

🌿A wide selection of specialty herbs

🌿Special savings on select plants

🌿Home-baked treats from Houston House and drinks & snacks from Leisa’s Kettle Corn on Saturday

🌿Artisan Craft Market with 12 local vendors selling a beautiful array of handmade goods (Including art, metal work, jewelry, leather goods, soaps, prints, and stickers!)

🌿And shopping from our wide selection of plants at the height of our season!

 

On Sunday, April 21st you will find:

🌿A wide selection of specialty herbs

🌿Special savings on select plants

🌿Enjoy chocolate from Brix Chocolate or take some home for your favorite wine pairing

🌿Argentinian comfort food on Sunday from El Bogedon

🌿And shopping from our wide selection of plants at the height of our season!

 

Vendors for the Saturday market will include:

  • Earth Echoes: Hand crafted soaps and other natural body care products
  • Houston House: Home baked goodies made with love!
  • Kaysha Siemens: Beautiful botanical jewelry
  • Cindi’s Sacred Garden: Organic Soaps, Salves, Teas, Skincare, outdoor natural goods and more
  • Leisa’s Kettle Corn:  Kettle Corn, Pork Skins, Boiled Peanuts, Soft Pretzels, Shaved Ice, Cinnamon Glazed Nuts, Freeze Dried Candy, Coffee & Sodas
  • Beehive 95 Designs:  Art prints, totes, stickers, and more featuring original nature illustrations
  • Her Heartbeat Farm: Hand-crafted rawhide drums & leatherwork including custom designs. Purses, belts, growler & wine carriers, wallets, small bags for children, Buckskin Medicine Bags, and more.
  • Pretty Petals:   Beautiful alcohol ink tile creations with vibrant flowers. The ink is dispersed by a straw, air compressor, canned air, or hand blower to make a totally unique one-of-a-kind creation.
  • Galaxita: Needle-felted landscapes inspired by sea and sky.  These tiny landscapes were first watercolors and then recreated using upcycled wool garments as a canvas and loose wool roving as paint. And hardwood cutting boards & serving trays with salvaged walnut wood from Northern California.
  • The Plaide Fox & Lightning Struck: Fractal Lichtenberg burning and copper jewelry and charms.
  • Darcys Daydreams: One-of-a-kind metal wall art, lanterns, and jewelry
  • Instar Innovations: Insect diarramas and greeting cards plus information on moths and butterflies as pollinators & a display case from an ecological collection

 

Our Spring 2024 Featured Herbs:

  • Anise Hyssop
  • Basil, African Blue
  • Basil, Cinnamon
  • Basil, Everleaf Genovese
  • Basil, Holy
  • Basil, Holy – Red and Green
  • Basil, Lemon
  • Basil, Pesto Perpetuo
  • Basil, Purple Ruffles
  • Basil, Red Ruben
  • Basil, Sweet
  • Basil, Sweet Large Leaf Italian
  • Basil, Thai Siam Queen
  • Basil, Lettuce Leaf Tuscany
  • Borage
  • Calendula
  • Catnip
  • Chamomile, German/Common
  • Chives, Common
  • Chives, Garlic
  • Cilantro, Santo
  • Curry Plant
  • Cutting Celery
  • Dill, Fernleaf
  • Dill, Superdukat
  • Echinacea angustifolia
  • Eucalyptus, Baby Blue Bouquet
  • Fennel, Bronze
  • Feverfew
  • French Tarragon
  • Jewels of Opar
  • Lavender, Phenomenal
  • Lavender, Superblue
  • Lavender, Vera (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • Lemon Balm
  • Lemon Grass, East Indian
  • Lemon Verbena
  • Lovage
  • Marjoram, Sweet
  • Mexican Mint Marigold
  • Nasturtium, Dwf Jewel Mix
  • Oregano, Mexican
  • Parsley, Flat Leaf Italian
  • Parsley, Moss Curled
  • Patchouli
  • Rosemary, Arp
  • Rosemary, Hills Hardy
  • Sage, Bergartten
  • Sage, Garden Grey
  • Sage, Pineapple
  • Sage, Purple
  • Sage, Tricolor
  • Salad Burnet
  • Salvia, Pineapple Sage
  • Santolina, Grey Lavender Cotton
  • Savory, Summer
  • Savory, Winter
  • Stevia
  • Tarragon, French
  • Thyme, English (Thymus vulgaris)
  • Thyme, Hi-Ho Silver (Thymus argentea)
  • Thyme, Magic Carpet (Thymus serpyllum)
  • Thyme, Pink Chintz (Thymus serpyllum)
  • Valerian, Common
Tulip Season
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Stepp's Hillcrest Orchard

Our pick-your-own tulips are a spring crop, and you are invited to pick as many of these beauties as you like. We charge $2 per stem. You will not need clippers. You can bring your own container or buy one from us.

Tulip season will start on Friday, March 22, 2024.

Hours:
Friday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 4 pm.

Saturday Crafternoons – Garden Craft
Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Leicester Library

 

Join us to make your own unique plant markers using scrabble tiles. Plant markers help you remember what seeds you planted in your garden or identify your  potted plants.  This event is for teens and adults. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required and space is limited.

Sunday, April 21, 2024
Painters Greenhouse Herb Fest 2024
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Painters Greenhouse

Join Painters Greenhouse for our 17th Annual Herb Fest!

 

On Saturday, April 20th come enjoy:

🌿A wide selection of specialty herbs

🌿Special savings on select plants

🌿Home-baked treats from Houston House and drinks & snacks from Leisa’s Kettle Corn on Saturday

🌿Artisan Craft Market with 12 local vendors selling a beautiful array of handmade goods (Including art, metal work, jewelry, leather goods, soaps, prints, and stickers!)

🌿And shopping from our wide selection of plants at the height of our season!

 

On Sunday, April 21st you will find:

🌿A wide selection of specialty herbs

🌿Special savings on select plants

🌿Enjoy chocolate from Brix Chocolate or take some home for your favorite wine pairing

🌿Argentinian comfort food on Sunday from El Bogedon

🌿And shopping from our wide selection of plants at the height of our season!

 

Vendors for the Saturday market will include:

  • Earth Echoes: Hand crafted soaps and other natural body care products
  • Houston House: Home baked goodies made with love!
  • Kaysha Siemens: Beautiful botanical jewelry
  • Cindi’s Sacred Garden: Organic Soaps, Salves, Teas, Skincare, outdoor natural goods and more
  • Leisa’s Kettle Corn:  Kettle Corn, Pork Skins, Boiled Peanuts, Soft Pretzels, Shaved Ice, Cinnamon Glazed Nuts, Freeze Dried Candy, Coffee & Sodas
  • Beehive 95 Designs:  Art prints, totes, stickers, and more featuring original nature illustrations
  • Her Heartbeat Farm: Hand-crafted rawhide drums & leatherwork including custom designs. Purses, belts, growler & wine carriers, wallets, small bags for children, Buckskin Medicine Bags, and more.
  • Pretty Petals:   Beautiful alcohol ink tile creations with vibrant flowers. The ink is dispersed by a straw, air compressor, canned air, or hand blower to make a totally unique one-of-a-kind creation.
  • Galaxita: Needle-felted landscapes inspired by sea and sky.  These tiny landscapes were first watercolors and then recreated using upcycled wool garments as a canvas and loose wool roving as paint. And hardwood cutting boards & serving trays with salvaged walnut wood from Northern California.
  • The Plaide Fox & Lightning Struck: Fractal Lichtenberg burning and copper jewelry and charms.
  • Darcys Daydreams: One-of-a-kind metal wall art, lanterns, and jewelry
  • Instar Innovations: Insect diarramas and greeting cards plus information on moths and butterflies as pollinators & a display case from an ecological collection

 

Our Spring 2024 Featured Herbs:

  • Anise Hyssop
  • Basil, African Blue
  • Basil, Cinnamon
  • Basil, Everleaf Genovese
  • Basil, Holy
  • Basil, Holy – Red and Green
  • Basil, Lemon
  • Basil, Pesto Perpetuo
  • Basil, Purple Ruffles
  • Basil, Red Ruben
  • Basil, Sweet
  • Basil, Sweet Large Leaf Italian
  • Basil, Thai Siam Queen
  • Basil, Lettuce Leaf Tuscany
  • Borage
  • Calendula
  • Catnip
  • Chamomile, German/Common
  • Chives, Common
  • Chives, Garlic
  • Cilantro, Santo
  • Curry Plant
  • Cutting Celery
  • Dill, Fernleaf
  • Dill, Superdukat
  • Echinacea angustifolia
  • Eucalyptus, Baby Blue Bouquet
  • Fennel, Bronze
  • Feverfew
  • French Tarragon
  • Jewels of Opar
  • Lavender, Phenomenal
  • Lavender, Superblue
  • Lavender, Vera (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • Lemon Balm
  • Lemon Grass, East Indian
  • Lemon Verbena
  • Lovage
  • Marjoram, Sweet
  • Mexican Mint Marigold
  • Nasturtium, Dwf Jewel Mix
  • Oregano, Mexican
  • Parsley, Flat Leaf Italian
  • Parsley, Moss Curled
  • Patchouli
  • Rosemary, Arp
  • Rosemary, Hills Hardy
  • Sage, Bergartten
  • Sage, Garden Grey
  • Sage, Pineapple
  • Sage, Purple
  • Sage, Tricolor
  • Salad Burnet
  • Salvia, Pineapple Sage
  • Santolina, Grey Lavender Cotton
  • Savory, Summer
  • Savory, Winter
  • Stevia
  • Tarragon, French
  • Thyme, English (Thymus vulgaris)
  • Thyme, Hi-Ho Silver (Thymus argentea)
  • Thyme, Magic Carpet (Thymus serpyllum)
  • Thyme, Pink Chintz (Thymus serpyllum)
  • Valerian, Common
Forest Farming: Grafting and Care of Tree Crops in the Farm and Forest
Apr 21 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
A Way of Life Farm

Join us for the first OGS Forest Farming event of the year!

Explore various ways to integrate tree crops into farm and forest landscapes through a hands-on workshop and tour at A Way of Life Farm.  We will demonstrate and practice basic grafting principles, and each participant will graft their own apple or pear tree to bring home.

We will tour the farm’s tree crops–including pawpaw, chestnut, persimmon, and pecan–and discuss how to establish new trees into a silvopasture or orchard, graft onto existing trees, and site considerations for planning.

Monday, April 22, 2024
Learn + Grow ADULT + CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Apr 22 all-day
NC Arboretum

Plants Connect Us in Place

Throughout Southern Appalachia this month, the first spring ephemerals — floral harbingers of the colorful season to come — begin their journey toward the light. Trillium, Trout Lily, Bloodroot, Dicentra: All appear the most delicate of flowers, yet they are mighty enough to push through heavy layers of damp leaf duff to reach the sun’s rays. Usher in the brightening days like these first flowers with courses that extend the Arboretum’s mission to connect people with plants and learn more about what roots us in our special place in nature.

Eco Gardening: Principles in Practice | In Person Version – ONSITE, Three Sessions: Wednesdays, March 6, 20 & April 3, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Or  Asynchronous Version – Open March 6 through May 31.


Emergence: Spring Wildflower Walk | ONSITE | Saturday, March 9, 1 – 3 p.m. or Saturday, March 16, 1 – 3 p.m.


Lifelong Gardening | ONSITE | Wednesday, March 13, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Free! Lunch & Learn: Previewing the Cullowhee Native Plants Conference | ONSITE | Thursday, March 14, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Native Plants for the Vegetable Garden | ONSITE | Thursday, March 14, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.


Botany Basics | In Person Version – ONSITE, Six Sessions: Tuesdays & Thursdays, March 19 – April 4, 1 – 3 p.m. Or Asynchronous Version – Open April 4 through June 30.


Soil Health Check Up | ONSITE | Wednesday, March 27, 1:30 – 4 p.m.


Free! Arboretum Reads Nature’s Best Hope by Doug Tallamy | ONSITE | Two Sessions: Thursday, April 4 & 18, 3:30 – 5 p.m.


Registration is also open for our signature plant-based core classes in April. Join us for Spring Native Flora ID (field and blended field/online sections), Spring Native Tree ID (online, field and intensive versions). Plan ahead in April to learn about exotics at the Orchid Festival, April 12 – 14, held at the Arboretum, then return to learn about our native azaleas at the Native Azalea Day, April 27. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Learn + Grow ADULT + CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Apr 24 all-day
NC Arboretum

Plants Connect Us in Place

Throughout Southern Appalachia this month, the first spring ephemerals — floral harbingers of the colorful season to come — begin their journey toward the light. Trillium, Trout Lily, Bloodroot, Dicentra: All appear the most delicate of flowers, yet they are mighty enough to push through heavy layers of damp leaf duff to reach the sun’s rays. Usher in the brightening days like these first flowers with courses that extend the Arboretum’s mission to connect people with plants and learn more about what roots us in our special place in nature.

Eco Gardening: Principles in Practice | In Person Version – ONSITE, Three Sessions: Wednesdays, March 6, 20 & April 3, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Or  Asynchronous Version – Open March 6 through May 31.


Emergence: Spring Wildflower Walk | ONSITE | Saturday, March 9, 1 – 3 p.m. or Saturday, March 16, 1 – 3 p.m.


Lifelong Gardening | ONSITE | Wednesday, March 13, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Free! Lunch & Learn: Previewing the Cullowhee Native Plants Conference | ONSITE | Thursday, March 14, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Native Plants for the Vegetable Garden | ONSITE | Thursday, March 14, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.


Botany Basics | In Person Version – ONSITE, Six Sessions: Tuesdays & Thursdays, March 19 – April 4, 1 – 3 p.m. Or Asynchronous Version – Open April 4 through June 30.


Soil Health Check Up | ONSITE | Wednesday, March 27, 1:30 – 4 p.m.


Free! Arboretum Reads Nature’s Best Hope by Doug Tallamy | ONSITE | Two Sessions: Thursday, April 4 & 18, 3:30 – 5 p.m.


Registration is also open for our signature plant-based core classes in April. Join us for Spring Native Flora ID (field and blended field/online sections), Spring Native Tree ID (online, field and intensive versions). Plan ahead in April to learn about exotics at the Orchid Festival, April 12 – 14, held at the Arboretum, then return to learn about our native azaleas at the Native Azalea Day, April 27. 

Thursday, April 25, 2024
Learn + Grow ADULT + CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Apr 25 all-day
NC Arboretum

Plants Connect Us in Place

Throughout Southern Appalachia this month, the first spring ephemerals — floral harbingers of the colorful season to come — begin their journey toward the light. Trillium, Trout Lily, Bloodroot, Dicentra: All appear the most delicate of flowers, yet they are mighty enough to push through heavy layers of damp leaf duff to reach the sun’s rays. Usher in the brightening days like these first flowers with courses that extend the Arboretum’s mission to connect people with plants and learn more about what roots us in our special place in nature.

Eco Gardening: Principles in Practice | In Person Version – ONSITE, Three Sessions: Wednesdays, March 6, 20 & April 3, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Or  Asynchronous Version – Open March 6 through May 31.


Emergence: Spring Wildflower Walk | ONSITE | Saturday, March 9, 1 – 3 p.m. or Saturday, March 16, 1 – 3 p.m.


Lifelong Gardening | ONSITE | Wednesday, March 13, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Free! Lunch & Learn: Previewing the Cullowhee Native Plants Conference | ONSITE | Thursday, March 14, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Native Plants for the Vegetable Garden | ONSITE | Thursday, March 14, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.


Botany Basics | In Person Version – ONSITE, Six Sessions: Tuesdays & Thursdays, March 19 – April 4, 1 – 3 p.m. Or Asynchronous Version – Open April 4 through June 30.


Soil Health Check Up | ONSITE | Wednesday, March 27, 1:30 – 4 p.m.


Free! Arboretum Reads Nature’s Best Hope by Doug Tallamy | ONSITE | Two Sessions: Thursday, April 4 & 18, 3:30 – 5 p.m.


Registration is also open for our signature plant-based core classes in April. Join us for Spring Native Flora ID (field and blended field/online sections), Spring Native Tree ID (online, field and intensive versions). Plan ahead in April to learn about exotics at the Orchid Festival, April 12 – 14, held at the Arboretum, then return to learn about our native azaleas at the Native Azalea Day, April 27. 

Spring Plant Sale
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bullington Gardens
The Learning Garden presents:
Sun + Shade Garden Series: Container Gardening for Pollinators
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
NC State Extentsion Center, Master Gardener

Pollinators are keystone species and plants and humans depend on them for survival. Gardeners can have a HUGE impact on supporting these amazing creatures even if you don’t have space for a full garden.

Pollinator container gardens are an excellent, quick and easy way to bring more bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your space whether in a small garden yard, condo or deck. Learn how to select the correct containers and pollinator friendly plant combinations to transform your space into a pollinator friendly habitat.
Wear appropriate attire (hat, sunglasses and sturdy shoes and bring some water) as most of this presentation will be held outside.

The talk is free, but seating is limited and registration using Eventbrite is required.

The Learning Garden presents: Container Gardening for Pollinators
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
NC Cooperative Extension , Buncombe County Center,
Presenters: John Fieselman and Nancy Birmingham, Extension Master GardenerSM Volunteers

Pollinators are keystone species and plants and humans depend on them for survival. Gardeners can have a HUGE impact on supporting these amazing creatures even if you don’t have space for a full garden.

Pollinator container gardens are an excellent, quick and easy way to bring more bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your space whether in a small garden yard, condo or deck. Learn how to select the correct containers and pollinator friendly plant combinations to transform your space into a pollinator friendly habitat.

Wear appropriate attire (hat, sunglasses and sturdy shoes and bring some water.) as most of this presentation will be held outside.

Registration: The talk is free, but seating is limited and registration is required. Please click on the link below to register. If you encounter problems registering or if you have questions, call 828-255-5522.

Friday, April 26, 2024
Buncombe County Master Gardener Plant Clinic @ Herb Festival
Apr 26 – Apr 27 all-day
WNC Agricultural Center  

Plant Clinic is returning to the WNC Herb Festival after a Covid hiatus of 4 years. This is always a lively and popular event for gardeners and EMG volunteers.

Plant Clinic is returning to the WNC Herb Festival after a Covid hiatus of 4 years. This is always a lively and popular event for gardeners and EMG volunteers.
Our table will be located at the entrance hall to the Davis Event Center at the Ag Center. The Ag Center is located across the highway from the Asheville Airport. A link to an Ag Center map and directions can be found at

Just bring your enthusiasm, curiosity and questions. Extension Master Gardeners will be

Learn + Grow ADULT + CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Apr 26 all-day
NC Arboretum

Plants Connect Us in Place

Throughout Southern Appalachia this month, the first spring ephemerals — floral harbingers of the colorful season to come — begin their journey toward the light. Trillium, Trout Lily, Bloodroot, Dicentra: All appear the most delicate of flowers, yet they are mighty enough to push through heavy layers of damp leaf duff to reach the sun’s rays. Usher in the brightening days like these first flowers with courses that extend the Arboretum’s mission to connect people with plants and learn more about what roots us in our special place in nature.

Eco Gardening: Principles in Practice | In Person Version – ONSITE, Three Sessions: Wednesdays, March 6, 20 & April 3, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Or  Asynchronous Version – Open March 6 through May 31.


Emergence: Spring Wildflower Walk | ONSITE | Saturday, March 9, 1 – 3 p.m. or Saturday, March 16, 1 – 3 p.m.


Lifelong Gardening | ONSITE | Wednesday, March 13, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Free! Lunch & Learn: Previewing the Cullowhee Native Plants Conference | ONSITE | Thursday, March 14, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Native Plants for the Vegetable Garden | ONSITE | Thursday, March 14, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.


Botany Basics | In Person Version – ONSITE, Six Sessions: Tuesdays & Thursdays, March 19 – April 4, 1 – 3 p.m. Or Asynchronous Version – Open April 4 through June 30.


Soil Health Check Up | ONSITE | Wednesday, March 27, 1:30 – 4 p.m.


Free! Arboretum Reads Nature’s Best Hope by Doug Tallamy | ONSITE | Two Sessions: Thursday, April 4 & 18, 3:30 – 5 p.m.


Registration is also open for our signature plant-based core classes in April. Join us for Spring Native Flora ID (field and blended field/online sections), Spring Native Tree ID (online, field and intensive versions). Plan ahead in April to learn about exotics at the Orchid Festival, April 12 – 14, held at the Arboretum, then return to learn about our native azaleas at the Native Azalea Day, April 27.