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March 07, 2008

N.C. State takes center stage at Charlotte garden show

Liz Driscoll
Extension Associate Liz Driscoll shares her knowledge on how to get kids excited about gardening.

For one day at the Southern Spring Home and Garden Show in Charlotte, professionals from N.C. State University took center stage. On Feb. 29, three professors from the university and one faculty member from the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service, shared their knowledge of plants with participants of the show.

Will Hooker, N.C. State professor of horticultural science; Mark Weathington, assistant director of the JC Raulston Arboretum; Liz Driscoll, Extension associate in horticultural science; and David Goforth, Cabarrus County agricultural agent, each took their place on center stage at the Merchandise Mart in the Queen City. All speakers were participating in Extension's Successful Gardener & Master Gardener Day, dedicated to the volunteer efforts of the state's Master Gardener volunteers.

The presentations were open to the nearly 12,000 daily attendees at the show. In addition, Extension agents and Master Gardener volunteers from Alexander, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Polk and Union counties, helped answer questions from those visitors to the home and garden show. The MGs volunteered at the show's Successful Gardener Learning Center.

Posted by Natalie at March 7, 2008 09:59 AM