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Fike High School ROTC students gain gardening knowledge at the Wilson Botanical Gardens.
Fike High School ROTC students gain gardening knowledge at the Wilson Botanical Gardens.
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Did your lawn or garden remain the same, decline or improve this year? Would you like your landscape to be more attractive or your garden to be more productive? If so, you may want to join the Wilson County Friends of Horticulture, a growing program offered by the Wilson County Cooperative Extension Service.

This is our first series of Wilson County Friends of Horticulture. You will learn ways to improve your landscape, lawns and gardens. Classes will cover topics such as pecan trees, raised bed gardening, fire ants, soils, bees and ridding your yard of those pesky moles and voles.

The 2019 Friends of Horticulture schedule follows:

July 9 — Soils, Plant Nutrients and Composting

Aug. 27 — Botany

September — Insects

October — Diseases

November — Weeds and IPM

September, October and November dates will be announced soon, but will be on a Tuesday.

If any or all of these topics have piqued your interest, you should consider joining the Wilson County Friends of Horticulture. We meet at the Wilson Agricultural Center, 1806 SW Goldsboro St. at 9 a.m. Classes usually run between 2 to 3 hours. The cost is $20 for one or all the classes.

Checks should be made out to “Wilson County” and mailed to the Wilson Extension Center, at the address listed by July 1.

For information, contact the Wilson Extension Center at 252-237-0111.

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