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March 23, 2006

Home show will include Successful Gardener Learning Center

Raleigh's Southern Ideal Home Show, April 7–9, will feature Cooperative Extension's Successful Gardener Learning Center and Discovery Garden. Extension agents and Master Gardener volunteers will staff the Learning Center to answer questions.

Participating Extension agents include Carl Matyac, Wake County; Sarah Lane Ivy, Lee County; Shawn Banks, Johnston County; Kelly Groves, Vance County; and Taylor Williams, Moore County.

The Learning Center will feature “Gardening for the Environment: Using Drought-Tolerant Plants in the Landscape.” Visitors can stop by the Learning Center to get answers to gardening questions and to view drought- tolerant plants to consider for the garden.

At the Learning Center, visitors also can register to win a free, one-year subscription to Extension’s Successful Gardener newsletter and pick up loads of helpful information.

The Learning Center will feature the stonework of Brazeal Stone of Raleigh, a Successful Gardener sponsor. Another sponsor of the Learning Center is the N.C. Green Industry Council which represents thousands of companies statewide involved in all aspects of the green industry from growing plants and sod to landscape design, landscape installation, grounds management services, irrigation design, installation and service, retail garden centers and allied industries.

Extension’s Successful Gardener is a nationally recognized educational program that features an award-winning newsletter, gardening seminars and Learning Centers. The goal of the program is to help Carolinians increase their knowledge of gardening, manage their landscape investment and protect the environment.

Posted by Natalie at March 23, 2006 08:19 AM