Hickory – Join Dr. George Place, Catawba County Cooperative Extension Director in a presentation about seed saving and plant propagation on Thursday, October 10, at 6:00 p.m. You will learn how to select and save seeds with proper technique. We will also discuss how to share your favorite plants with cuttings, layering, division, and more. 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.

People can attend the presentations of interest or pursue certification by attending all presentations. This year’s curriculum offers two different certification programs. Advanced Gardener certification is available to participants that attend 9 of the 11 presentations and complete 20 hours of service/learning activities in 2019. 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 square-foot garden design project, and completing 40 hours of community service in gardening activities. The cost for Master Gardener certification is $100.

For more information, call 828-304-0500. Patrick Beaver Memorial Library is located at 375 3rd Street NE on the SALT Block. All library programs are free and open to the public.