NC Cooperative Extension Garden Symposium to be held March 19th 2016

Ideas for smaller gardens will be featured in a “Backyard Gardening: Big Ideas for Smaller Gardens” symposium scheduled for March 19th by the Extension Master Gardener Volunteers for Vance and Warren Counties. Will Hooker, NC State Emeritus Professor, Sculptor, Permaculture Designer, and Landscape Architect will be the keynote speaker during lunch.
The symposium begins with an 8:30 registration and coffee at the Vance County Regional Farmers Market, 210 Southpark Drive, Henderson. The program includes four diverse topics and speakers. All presentations will be followed by a Q&A opportunity for the audience:
9 am:  Welcome
9:15:  “Good Eats from a Small Spot: Growing Vegetables in Containers”: Lisa Sanderson, NC Extension Master Gardener State Coordinator.
10:15:  “Slim and Trim: Plant Selections for Smaller Spaces”: Preston Montague, artist, educator, and landscape designer.
11:15:  “Small fruits for Home Gardeners”: Christine Bradish, graduate student in NCSU Horticulture Science Department. 
12noon:  Lunch and “Permaculture: A Sustainable Living Methodology for the Home, Garden, and Community“:  Will Hooker, NC State Emeritus Professor
1:30-2:30:  Optional Workshop “Miniature Gardening with Ladybug”: Create your own personal miniature garden. Requires additional registration and fee for materials
Early registration for the symposium (morning sessions with lunch) is $20 until February 15. After February 15 the cost is $25.
Early registration for the symposium plus the “Miniature Gardening” workshop is $40 until February 15. After February 15 the cost is $50.00.
Space is limited and advanced registration is required. More information and registration forms may found at For more information contact or call Vance County Cooperative Extension at 252 438 8188.