Gardens are cropping up all over the Triangle. Yesterday’s N&O featured this article on the front page, More People Try to Grow Own Food.
A dismal economy and a new consciousness about food safety have led to a 19 percent rise this year in household gardens, according to the National Gardening Association.
Interested in trying your hand at a garden?
Well, you are in luck as today is Arbor Fest at the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s FREE and packed with topics for the topics of interest to eco-minded gardener.
- Organic Insect Management
- Rain gardening
- Vermiculture (worms for ya’ll non-gardeners)
Visit the arboretum’s website for times and details.
- Guide to home vegetable gardening by the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service: www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/hil/ag-06.html.
- The chart Temperature and Times Required to Grow Plants for Transplanting into the Garden is a perfect reality check for all us anxious gardeners!
- Kitchen Gardeners International: www.kitchengardeners.org
- Community gardens in Wake County: http://www.advocatesforhealthinaction.org/community_gardens.html
- Raleigh Advocates for Community Gardens: http://commgardens.meetup.com/69
- NEW publication Triangle Gardener, http://www.trianglegardener.com – free copies available at the Southern Ideal Home Show, the Triangle’s largest home and garden event held both in the spring and fall. Check out the site for a list of vendors, schedule and save a buck coupon.
More coming! Gotta get ready for Arbor Fest. See you there!