Western Carolina University’s Division of Educational Outreach will present Getting the Most Out of Organic Gardening, a five-week workshop from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays beginning March 28 and running through April 25 in room 143 of WCU’s Cordelia Camp Building.
The workshops will feature local horticulturalist and amateur botanist Adam Bigelow as he teaches organic gardening, focused in the areas of soil ecology, composting and fertility; garden preparation and seed starting; weeds, pests and disease prevention and control; companion planting, the role of flowers and native plants in attracting beneficial insect allies and much more
Through a combination of classroom instruction and field trips to local gardens, students will gain knowledge and experience in gardening and be able to use that information to grow a successful organic garden at home.
This is event is open to all community members and the WCU community. Registration is open and can be found online through WCU’s Education Outreach office at nativeplants.wcu.edu and clicking on “Other Native Plant Related Classes” on the right side of the website. Cost of the workshop is $89 and can be paid online at time of registration.
Bigelow lives in Cullowhee and has been studying plants and wildflowers in Southern Appalachia for over 20 years. He is the owner/operator of Bigelow’s Botanical Excursions, an eco-tour business leading guided plant walks in Western North Carolina. He is an avid organic gardener and founded and managed the Cullowhee Community Garden for 10 years.
For more information about Getting the Most Out of Organic Gardening, call 227-7397, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website learn.wcu.edu.