Surry Community College Offering Fall Gardening Series

Posted: Aug 28, 2017

Surry Community College is offering a four-part Fall Gardening Series focused on what to grow during the cooler months of the year and how to maintain and preserve one’s gardening work from the warmer months.

Part I of the series will focus on how to choose successful fall crops, starting fall seeds, and cover crops to replenish a garden’s soil. The class will be held Sept. 11 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Part II of the series will highlight seed harvesting and plant propagation. Participants will learn how, when, and why to propagate plants and discover the importance of holding on to seeds for the next season. The class will be held Sept. 25 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Part III of the series will cover season extension and DIY low tunnels. Participants will leave the class with the knowledge necessary to build low cost, high efficiency systems that will protect crops through the cold months and still provide fresh vegetables. Students will also build a vertical growing system for home use. The class will be held Oct. 9 from 5 to 8 p.m.

The fourth class in the series, Finals for Fall Gardens, will wrap up everything discussed in the series and review all the practices used for a successful fall garden. The class will also take a look ahead at how to prepare for spring planting. It will be held Nov. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Each course in the series requires pre-registration and pre-payment of $10. Students may choose to enroll in all four classes in the series, or opt to register for an individual course. Tuition assistance may be available through Surry Skill-UP; call to apply. For registration and additional information, call (336) 386-3618. 

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