Buncombe County: 2021 4-H Mini Garden Project

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We are once again excited to be partnering with the Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers of Buncombe County again this year for the 4-H Mini Gardening Project.

This is an opportunity to “dig in” and have fun with your own vegetable garden while learning through input provided by Master Gardener℠ volunteers. This opportunity is open to ANY of our 4-H families, friends, and youth in Buncombe County. We welcome all kinds of gardens: ground gardens, raised gardens, container gardens, and more.

Below are a few details of this year’s program:

  • We will have plant pick-up the week of June 14th at the Buncombe Extension Office. This is when families can stop by to pick up your box of plants. Please contact Holly Jordan at holly_jordan@ncsu.edu to schedule your pick up time.
  • The Extension Master Gardeners will host a workshop in the teaching garden at the Buncombe Extension Office to show planting techniques, insect/pest control, fertilizer application, weeding, and more!
  • If requested, the Extension Master Gardeners will visit your garden to provide suggestions, answer specific questions, and help troubleshoot any issues you might have
  • During the summer growing months, we will ask participants to share photos of your garden and harvest to celebrate your success!!

If your family plans to participate and wants plants and seeds that the Master Gardener volunteers provide, you must sign up by Friday, June 18, 2021. If you have any questions about this program or would like to sign your family up, please contact Holly Jordan at holly_jordan@ncsu.edu.