Growing the Green Way

Want to learn more about gardening? These free classes address a number of topics -- from growing produce to creating a more sustainable lawn. Classes are offered at four locations:

Cooperative Extension Office (NCCE), 3309 Burlington Road
Glenn McNairy Branch Library (GML), 4860 Lake Jeanette Road
Greensboro Arboretum Building (AE), 401 Ashland Drive
Edwards Family Library (KCE), 1420 Price Park Road

Pre-registration is requested. Programs are designed to be approximately one hour long but may run slightly over depending on questions and discussion - which are encouraged! For more information, contact Lauren Taubert at 336-641-2400.

Spring 2018 Classes

Include Native Plants - Beautiful and Beneficial

With a little information and good selection, anyone can include native plants for a garden that is attractive in even the most urban of settings. Including natives can be done without replanting your whole yard - even small changes help offset habitat loss. We can all enjoy healthier and more resilient landscapes by increasing plant diversity (and beauty!) in our own backyards.

Date Time Location

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Sun., Apr.8 4:00 pm AE
Thurs., Apr. 12 6:30 pm GML
Mon., Apr. 16 6:30 pm KCE
Tues., Apr. 10 6:30 pm NCCE






Flowerpot Food: Grow Herbs and Vegetables in Containers

If you have limited space, sun, or time - a set of containers can be a wonderfully productive garden space. Grow some of your own vegetables and herbs to eat better and also save on your food budget! We'll cover all the basics of the best ways to do it: with the right location, good timing, an easy plan, and a little tending.

Date Time Location

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Fri., Apr. 20 12:00 pm KCE
Sun., Apr. 22 4:00 pm AE
Tues., Apr. 24 6:30 pm NCCE
Thur., Apr. 26 6:30 pm GML






This class series is coordinated by the NC Cooperative Extension Service in Guilford County and Guilford County Master Gardeners, with assistance from the City of Greensboro and Greensboro Beautiful.