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Join us for our new gardening series:
Gardening in the Southern Piedmont
Mondays from February 27- March 27, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Our summers are warm (ok, hot!) and winters are mild. The soil is tough…sometimes literally. But this area is a great place to garden. We can always have a food crop growing, tons of trees and flowering plants grow well here and we have a nice, long growing season. Join MARSH the local chapter of NC Wildlife Federation in 28173 zip code, the Union County Extension Master Gardeners, NC State Extension and the Wild Ones Charlotte Piedmont Chapter for a collaborative five class series focused on gardening in the Mecklenburg/Union County area for new residents and/or new gardeners.


The Syllabus

2/27/22 Class 1: The Basics with Cindy Proctor, CPCC Horticulture Instructor

Topics include sunlight requirements, soil, planting times, watering, plant care, composting

3/6/23 Class 2: The Yard with Debbie Dillion, Union County Extension Horticulture and Linda Nelson, President Wild Ones Charlotte Piedmont Chapter

Topics include to turf or not, basic landscaping plants and plans

3/13/23 Class 3: The Food with Don Boekelheide Community Gardening Expert

Topics include basic vegetable and fruit growing, seed starting, plant care, timing, sun, feeding, best varieties

3/20/23 Class 4: The Wildlife with Carol Buie-Jackson, Founder of HAWK, NCWF Chapter in Matthews

Topics include: “why plant natives?”, plants for butterflies, bees and birds and all the other creatures, maintenance advantages of adding more natives

3/27/20 Class 5: Bringing it all Together with all instructors and Lisa Tompkins, owner Carolina Heritage Nursery

This class will be a panel discussion to bring all the information together and discuss next steps for attendees. We will also have plants for sale!


Classes will be approximately 2 hours in length with time for questions and discussion. We will provide educational materials, videos, useful websites and after class support. This class will be held live, in person at the Village Hall in Marvin, NC at 10006 Marvin School Road.


The cost is $100 for the five class series.

Register through the NC Wildlife Federation here.


For more information send us an email.

Access Class Resources here (password required)

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