Day in the Yard Classes

Gardeners and Dreamers,The end of the summer is fast approaching.  It is time for a re-evaluation.
•       If your lush lawns are looking brown and brittle
•       If you are working harder to win the war on weeds
•       If you have ever starved or drowned your plantings and
•       If you are tired of providing a banquet of deer/rabbit food


 The Master Gardeners of Brunswick County offer a unique horticulture class for Brunswick County residents. The class provides the basic knowledge needed to maintain a yard and garden in our coastal plain of North Carolina

This class is shorter and less expensive than the Master Gardener class and contains less science and more “how to” content.  Entitled “A Day in the Yard”, the course is offered for people interested in learning more about maintaining their yard and garden but not able to commit to the full responsibilities of becoming a Master Gardener.

The cost of the class is $75.00. The proceeds from the class go to the Brunswick County Master Gardener Volunteer Association.

The class includes 6 – 2 ½ hour segments utilizing power point presentations and handouts.  Each individual class is taught by a Master Gardener who might even be your neighbor. 

Fall 2015 Class Schedule


September 1 – October 6

Extension Office, Bolivia Tuesdays 9:00 – 11:30AM
October 7 –  November 11 Extension Office, Bolivia

Wednesdays 4:30- 7:00PM

September 10  October 22 St. James Community Center

Thursdays 2:00- 4:30PM

The topics for the 6 segments are:

  • Soil and Fertilization
  • Lawns and Irrigation
  • Woody Ornamentals and Pruning
  • Annuals,  Bulbs & Perennials
  • Insects and Diseases
  • Vegetables & Fruits. 

To learn more about the Brunswick County Master Gardener Program and other consumer horticultural programs contact Tom Woods, Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator, at or you can call the Cooperative Extension office at 910-253-2610.