Learn about vertical gardening June 17

By Haywood County Library | Jun 02, 2014

Learn about vertical gardening and garden structures at a free introductory class at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, at the Canton Branch Library. Tim Mathews, coordinator of the Haywood County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program, will discuss vertical gardening techniques that can be used regardless of the size of the garden.

Vertical gardening allows gardeners to not only make more efficient use of space, but to also increase the quality and yield of their crops. In addition, upright crops are easier to harvest and monitor for pests. Mathews will discuss what to consider when designing and installing garden structures, like a trellis.

This is a Giving Garden program. The Giving Garden is a raised-bed vegetable garden located behind the Canton Branch Library that is used to teach various aspects of gardening. It is an education-oriented joint initiative of the Haywood County Public Library, Haywood County Cooperative Extension Center, and the Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program, and is supported by the Friends of the Library and the Master Gardener Volunteer Association.

For more information on the vertical gardening class or the Giving Garden, call the Canton Branch Library at 648-2924.