Free Apple Growing and Berry Growing Classes for the Home-grower

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To coincide with our Fruit Plant Sale that is now underway, the Watauga office of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension is offering two free fruit plant growing classes in March.

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Thursday, March 7th, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Apple Growing Short Course for the Homeowner

Learn all of the basics of growing apple trees, including planting, soil fertility, training a young tree, and pest and disease issues.

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Growing Blackberries, Raspberries and Blueberries in the Home Garden

Learn about soil and fertility requirements, planting, pruning and training, and dealing with pest and disease issues.

Both classes will be held at the Watauga County Agricultural Conference Center, located at 252 Poplar Grove Rd. in Boone. Classes are free and registration is not necessary, but to help with planning, please call our office at 828.264.3061 or email paige_patterson@ncsu.edu to let us know you plan to attend.