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Gardening Workshops Scheduled at Pilot Center


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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