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Wednesday, 25 February 2015 00:00

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Learn how to better boost garden yields 

A free program teaching green — and brown — thumbs how to get the most out of their veggie gardens will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at the Canton Branch Library. 

Jim Janke, a retired chemical engineer and Master Gardener Volunteer since 2005, will teach the class. Topics will include how to prepare and plant a garden to increase yield. 

An information session about the Giving Garden at the Canton Branch Library and Seed-Lending Library at the Waynesville Library will precede the class, beginning at 5 p.m. 

Presented by Haywood County Public Library, Haywood County Cooperative Extension, the Haywood County Master Gardener Program, Friends of the Library and the Master Gardener Volunteer Association. 828.648.2924.


Get growing at Jackson community gardens

Community gardens in Sylva and Cullowhee are seeking growers and volunteers. 

The gardens offer individual plots — and the tools necessary to cultivate them — for those who want a way to grow their own organic veggies and meet people who enjoy doing the same. Plots are free with the stipulation that half the produce gets donated to people in need. 

Volunteers are also invited to weekly workdays to keep the gardens in tip-top shape. Year round, volunteers meet at the Cullowhee Community garden on South Painter Road on Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to dusk and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. In Sylva, workdays are held Thursdays from 4 p.m. to dusk between March and November at the garden on Storybook Lane. 

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