Gardening Adventures with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers
"Community Gardens: Why They Are Valuable to Our Communities?"
Rich Woynicz, Wake County Extension Master Gardener, and Ruthie Wofford, Communications and Outreach Coordinator at Capital Area Food Network
- Monday, April 23, 2018 – 10:00 am–11:30 am
Learn about community gardens in and around the Triangle, their operational models, what they offer to our communities, and the challenges they face. Come hear about common vegetable garden pests and diseases the plague community gardens as well as our own personal gardens. We'll talk about some gardening tips and tricks on how to get the most from your vegetable garden. And finally, learn what do do with all that harvest when we do "win against Mother Nature".
About Rich Woynicz
Rich Woynicz has been a Wake County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer since 2015 and has been gardening here in NC for over 26 years. He's lead the Kirk Community Garden in Cary and helps with many community and school gardens in and around the Triangle.
About Ruthie Wofford
A 2017 graduate of Auburn University, Ruthie has been working with Capital Area food Network to generate awareness of food insecurity and support the Wake County Comprehensive Food Security Plan. She has been surveying Wake County community gardens to learn how they can help in the fight local food insecurity. Ruthie will share some of her findings with us.
- Free for Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum members, NC State University students (with ID), and Department of Horticultural Science faculty and staff, all others $5.00.
- Advance registration is not available.
- Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
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- Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
- Please call (919) 513-7005 for more information about this lecture.