Spring Vegetable Garden Prep

Brie Arthur, Author, Horticulturist, and Lifelong Home Gardener

  • Wednesday, March 3, 2021 – 6:00 pm8:00 pm
  • Wednesday, March 10, 2021 – 6:00 pm8:00 pm
  • Wednesday, March 17, 2021 – 6:00 pm8:00 pm

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Are you ready for the spring growing season? Learn how to plan and plant a spring vegetable garden that will keep you harvesting all season long. Lifelong home gardener. Brie Arthur will cover everything you need to cultivate an abundant harvest. From seed selection and sowing, to bed preparation, fertilization and proper crop rotations, this three-session virtual class will inspire attendees to grow all the food they love to eat. Brie will also share tips for maximizing your homegrown harvest through easy to learn processing and preserving techniques. After this class you will be ready to grow like a pro!


Class 1: Wednesday, March 3

  • Identify the best growing areas
  • What do you need to get started: light, soil, fertilizer, water
  • Containers vs. in-ground growing
  • Favorite seed and plant sources
  • Seed starting 101 – now is the time to start

Class 2: Wednesday, March 10

  • Best veggies for spring
  • Best veggies for summer
  • How to deter animals

Class 3: Wednesday, March 17

  • Best cultural practices for long-term success: dealing with insects, disease, and weeds
  • Crop rotations and succession planting
  • Seed saving

vegetable garden with spring leafy crops

Brie Arthur with a vegetable garden harvest

About Brie Arthur

Best-selling author and horticulturist, Brie Arthur has garnered acclaim for her enthusiastic presentations and practical, out of the box gardening advice. Originally from southeastern Michigan, Brie studied landscape design and horticulture at Purdue University. With more than a decade of experience as a grower and propagator, she now shares her expertise as an advocate for consumer horticulture and home gardening across America.

Brie is an ambassador for Soil3 organic compost and appears as a correspondent on the PBS Television show Growing a Greener World. She is president of the International Plant Propagators Society Southern Region and is on the board for the North Carolina Botanic Garden Foundation. Brie was honored as the first recipient of the American Horticultural Society's Emerging Horticultural Professional Award for her efforts in connecting a new generation to the art of growing.

You can follow Brie's gardening journey through her Website, briegrows.com, or her social media and YouTube channel, Brie the Plant Lady.

$125.00 for members, $150.00 for nonmembers.
Advance registration is required. Please register online using our registration e-store. Registration is limited and is considered complete when payment is received.
Program cancellations can be made up to two weeks before the program's start date. A 15% cancellation fee applies.
Online. Instruction to join us virtually will be provided to participants the week of the event.
Please write jcraprograms@ncsu.edu for more information about this class.