Now is the time to start thinking about your spring garden. Bring your gardening concerns and questions to the River Bend Community Organic Garden and Education Center’s presentation of the third annual Roundtable for Gardeners on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm at River Bend Town Hall. To kick off this year’s forum our three returning local experts will each share some thoughts and at least one valued tip they learned since last year’s forum. You can look for the solutions to your vegetable garden concerns at this interactive forum facilitated by three experienced and qualified gardeners. This roundtable offers an opportunity to find ideas and options for specific growing problems and will offer general information for raising vegetables in this region. Come to meet other vegetable gardeners and discuss your garden issues and experiences.
Returning local experts who will facilitate in finding solutions are Tim Minch, Grounds Coordinator at Lenoir County Community College and former Greenhouse Manager at Tryon Palace Gardens who will answer questions and share tips gleaned from a lifetime of experience; Master Gardener Audrey Kress Williams, twelve year member of the Crop masters demonstration garden at the NC Cooperative Extension office and other local community gardens, who will offer knowledge gained from her extensive community garden experience; and Hadley Cheris, who holds a BS in Agricultural Science, and is currently Gardens and Greenhouse Manager at Tryon Palace. Hadley specializes in agro ecology and is also a certified beekeeper.
Following the forum, winter-themed refreshments will be served. Healthy food can taste delicious.
RSVP recommended. Contact Dee Smith at 252-634-3192.
Submitted by: Constance Casey