Hickory – Home Food Production – The 4 Season Strategy at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library Join Dr. George Place, Catawba County Cooperative Extension Director in a presentation about homesteading at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library on Thursday, September 13, 2018, at 6pm.  Learn how to have a food supply from your landscape all year long through various food preservation methods.  This presentation is part of our Advanced Gardener series designed to help both beginner and advanced gardeners enjoy all of the health, enjoyment, and learning that comes from managing the home landscape and growing some of your own produce. Free and open to the public. This year’s series offers two different certification programs.  Advanced Gardener certification is available to participants that attend 9 of the 11 presentations and conduct 20 hours of community garden service or learning activities in 2018.

There is no cost for Advanced Gardener certification.  Master Gardener certification requirements include attending all 11 presentations, completing 10 hours of extension workshop education, completing on-line quizzes and exams, completing a weed collection project, completing a home landscape project, completing a 1000 foot garden design project, and completing 40 hours of community service in gardening activities.  The cost for Master Gardener certification is $100.

The Home Food Production presentation at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. is free and open to the public.  For more information, call 304-0500 ext. 7235.  Patrick Beaver Memorial Library is located at 375 3rd Street NE on the SALT Block.