Classes & Workshops & Events
**Most classes are held at the Extension office. Must Pre-register.
Please call (910) 455-5873 to register.
Vegetable Gardening 101 Series
10 a.m. Cost: free
Location: Discovery Gardens
We will meet the third Saturday of each month, at 10 a.m., in the Discovery Garden (besides the Farmers’ Market). Come plant and tend the vegetables in the raised bed gardens with us. Each month, we will discuss what we are planting and why. Then you can help plant! These informal classes will be a great way to get your hands dirty, ask questions and get ideas that you can apply in your own garden.
HOWL Aquatic Science Experience
NC Cooperative Extension – Onslow County Center 4-H and Izaak Walton League invite you to become a part of the HOWL Science Team! Come work alongside local scientists to learn about the water quality in your area and the benthic macro-invertebrates that live there. Bring your water shoes or boots, a towel, and snack items. Appropriate for ages 8 – adult. This is a parent and child activity!! Sign-up for any or all of the dates.
Locations & Dates
Queens Creek – Aug. 12
Turkey Point – Aug. 26
Cowhorn Landing – Sept. 9
When: 1 – 4 p.m. RSVP at (910) 455-5873
Landscape for Life- Understanding your site
When: The class will be held on six consecutive Wednesday evenings, beginning on July 11 from 6-8 p.m. and ending on August 15.
Where: NC Cooperative Extension – Onslow County, 4024 Richlands Hwy,. Jacksonville
How to register: Call (910) 455-5873
Cost: Free…but register by July 6, 2018
Instructors: Diana Rashash and Lisa Rayburn
The Landscape for Life six-session course helps you understand the natural processes at work on your property, so you can harness them to create a beautiful and healthy garden that is easier and less costly to maintain. When you’re finished, you will have the information you need to choose the plants, design strategies, and maintenance practices that make sense for you.
July 11: Site Mapping and Evaluation
July 18: Understanding & Improving Soils
July 25: Understanding Water in Sustainable Gardens & Rainwater Harvesting
Aug. 1: Landscape Design Concepts
Aug. 8: Plant Selection
Aug. 15: Optimum Planting Practices
Aquatic ID and Control
Do you have your aquatic pesticide applicator license and need credit hours? Do you have a pond and want to know more about the plants – good and bad – that may be present? Attend this 2-hr class and get your questions answered!
Date: July 23, 2018
Time: 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Location: 4024 Richlands Hwy., Jacksonville
Approvals: 2-hrs each in A, N, D, and X categories
Instructor: Diana Rashash
Call (910) 455-5873 by July 20 to register for this class.
Home Preservation 101
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Learn the basics of Canning-water bath, pressure canning, freezing, etc.
Registration required: 910.455.5873
Master Gardener Volunteer Class Scheduled
We will be holding out next Master Gardener Volunteer Training Class from September 6 – November 8. Classes will meet Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9-12. There will be an occasional field trip. Cost $125. Call 910.455.5873 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to request an application.
This training is intended for volunteers who wish to learn how to be better gardeners while helping other gardeners by sharing their knowledge. Class participants learn about a wide variety of gardening subjects including vegetables, fruits, lawn grasses, shrubs, flowers and trees. The training focuses on developing diagnostic skills for insects and diseases of plants. Classes are also given on soils, propagation, plant identification and more.
Master Gardeners receive 40 hours of training and after graduation they provide 40 hours of volunteer work in the community. Master Gardeners are involved in a range of community projects including: answering homeowner inquires at the Extension Office and Farmer’s Market, participating in our Growing Minds training (for local school children), and developing the Discovery Gardens.
The 2018 Master Gardener course will begin September 6 and run through November 8. Classes will usually be taught Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 a.m. until noon with the occasional field trip being held outside normal class hours. Cost for the course is $125.
Space in the class is limited. Applications and payment must be received by August 24.