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Gardening Workshops Scheduled at Pilot Center in October


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 “Blueberry Production” will be held Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 5 to 8 p.m.

“Seed Saving and Propagation” will be held Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. Seed harvesting is as old as farming itself. In this class, students will learn how to extract and process seeds of the vegetables they have grown over the summer for replanting next spring. Propagation of plants such as Blackberries will be taught so students can add to their gardens.

“Pesticides” will be held Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. Our state pesticide officer will discuss everything you need to know about pesticide use and the laws that govern the safe use of any type of chemicals.

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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