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Wagner To Discuss Extending The Growing Season Nov. 12

Many people in this area may think that fresh, locally grown vegetables are not readily available during the winter months. Store offerings can look and taste less than perfect, or they have been transported hundreds of miles to get to dinner...


Master Gardener: Attract Good Bugs To Improve The Landscape

Good Bugs in the Landscape – a presentation by Brevard College Professor, Dr. Maureen Drinkard The word “bugs” often causes us to grimace when we think of creeping insects or stinging hornets. What on earth could be good about any bugs? But in...

 By Janet Lute    Features    July 1, 2019

Master Gardener: How To Grow Fresh Air

The public often tends to associate air pollution with outside environments but the inside of homes or offices may have poor air quality, too. If ventilation is not adequate, stagnant air can build...

 By Janet Lute    Features    May 2, 2019

Master Gardener: Ideas Presented For Creating Container Gardens

Everyone from the owners of large gardens to those with just a patio or balcony love the sight of containers filled with flowers. There always seems to be room to slot in a container or hanging...

 By Janet Lute    Features    April 4, 2019

Master Gardener: Practice Safety In The Garden

We don’t always think of our gardens as being a source of danger, but if we are not prepared, we can find ourselves with aches and pains, or even a trip to the emergency room in our future. It is important to treat gardening like we would other...

 By Janet Lute    Lifestyles    March 7, 2019

Master Gardener: The Spring Garden Symposium Features Several Alternative Gardening Methods

Spring would not be spring without the popular Master Gardeners Annual Spring Garden Symposium. Sponsored by the Transylvania County Extension Master Gardeners it will be held on Saturday, March 16,...

 By Janet Lute    Lifestyles    July 27, 2017

Master Gardener: It All Flows Downhill, Storm Water And Raingardens In Transylvania County - Brevard, NC

Transylvania County is the wettest county in North Carolina and one of the wettest east of the Rockies, with an average rainfall of 67 inches. As a result we have some fantastic waterfalls, but the...


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