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Gardening Workshops Scheduled at Pilot Center

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Three workshops will be offered for those interested in local growing practices at Surry Community College's Pilot Center, 612 East Main St., Pilot Mountain.

The class “Successful Fall Gardens ” will be held Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. Following the spring and summer series students will concentrate on their fall vegetable production. They will also explore cover crops to improve soils.

“Mushroom Production ” will be held Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. Ernie Wheeler of Borrowed Land Farms, one of the leading mushroom producers, will speak on his farm and mushroom production.

“Season Extension ” will be held Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. Students will have the opportunity to build low tunnels and learn how to extend their growing season with other care ideas.

Pre-registration and pre-payment of $20 for each class are required. The classes may be available free through Surry Skill-UP; call to apply. For more information, call (336) 386-3618. To follow the Horticulture program on Facebook and Instagram, follow @surryhorticulture.

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