Extension Gardener Handbook Available in Libraries

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Librarian holding bookN.C. Cooperative Extension in Randolph County has donated this national award-winning book to the Randolph County Library system to help make research-based gardening resources more easily accessible to home gardeners. It is on shelves at the Asheboro Public Library and the John W. Clark (Franklinville) Public library and available on interlibrary loan for anyone with a library card in the system. Don’t have a library card? It is free to register for one!

Whether you are a beginning or seasoned gardener, this book is a valuable resource for information on vegetable gardening, growing fruit, lawn maintenance, soil science, pest control, wildlife control, disease management, and landscape design. The 728-page book was written by the state’s leading experts in horticulture and details regional gardening information for the mountains, piedmont, and coastal plain regions of North Carolina. It contains over 1,000 color images, frequently asked questions, and specific management strategies for each subject area, along with tools, forms, and tracking strategies for community and therapeutic gardens. If you would like your own copy, a hardcover copy can be read online or purchased for $60, plus shipping, or $50 for the eBook version.

Many more regionally specific gardening resources are also available at no cost through the NC State Extension Gardening Portal.

To learn more about becoming an Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteer in Randolph County you can visit our website or call Annie Mills at 336-318-6003.

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