New garden club starting up

Special to the Tribune

Marshall – Got a green thumb? Recent graduates of the Madison County Master Gardeners program, along with the Madison County Extension Office, are pleased to announce the formation of the Madison County Garden Club and they are looking for new members.

The club is formed for charitable and educational purposes to promote all aspects of gardening through the education of its members, the community, and youth organizations, with a focus on conservation and environmental protection of natural resources of Western North Carolina.

The club meets at 6 pm on the third Tuesday of each month at the Madison County Extension Office (258 Carolina Lane, Marshall, NC 28753) and is open to all, regardless of gardening experience. “We want to educate our members and the community on best gardening practices for the home garden,” says President Scott Moore.

Each meeting has an educational component, offering presentations by recognized gardening experts throughout the region. The first meetings focused on topics like creating successful pollinator gardens for bees and butterflies, garden maintenance annual calendar, and best pruning practices for trees, shrubs and ornamentals. Upcoming meetings include:
March 17th: Insect Identification and Control
April 21st: Gardening and Water Management Techniques for WNC Slopes
May 19th: Seed/Plant Swap and Social

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