Springtime, garden time

out gardeningUnearth the secret of square-foot gardening

A free introduction to square-foot gardening at 5:30 p.m. May 13 at the Canton Branch Library will teach participants how to get a high yield from a small space.

Hughes Roberts, a certified square-foot gardening instructor, will give a program on the square-foot gardening method created by Mel Bartholomew. The method uses only 20 percent of the space a conventional row garden does and takes less space, work and water. And, it can be done on patios and decks. 

This Giving Garden program is a joint initiative of the Haywood County Public Library, Haywood County Cooperative Extension Center and the Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program, and it’s supported by the Friends of the Library and the Master Gardener Volunteer Association.



Gardening 101 just in time for planting 

From raised beds to garden tools to composting, participants in Master Gardener Kathleen Lamont’s gardening class held at 10 a.m. May 10 at the Waynesville Library will get the full story on gardening basics.

Segments include: get the low down on raised beds; how, where and what to grow; top 10 garden tools; composting for dummies; and dealing with pests and critters. Refreshments and door prizes will be part of the morning, sponsored by Friends of the Library. 



Volunteers needed for invasive species removal in Haywood

An invasive species removal project originally scheduled for April 29 has been moved to for 2 to 5 p.m. May 7 at Vance Street Park in Waynesville. With tools and refreshments provided, volunteers will help Haywood Waterways Association remove invasive plants along Richland Creek and plant natives. Wear old clothes and bring boots and gloves. 828.476.4667 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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