Small fruit production workshop offered in Pender County

BURGAW – Are you interested in growing fruit for your personal use or for sale? If so, this workshop is for you.

The workshop is set for Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Pender County Extension Office, 801 S. Walker St. in Burgaw. The cost of the workshop is $10 which includes lunch.

The morning session will cover which small fruit crops thrive in coastal North Carolina as well as the details you need to know to grow them successfully. After lunch, we will move outside for a pruning demonstration, so dress accordingly. Featured crops will be strawberries, blueberries, muscadine grapes and blackberries.

Workshop speakers include Bill Cline, an extension specialist who has extensive experience in the production and disease management of blueberries, muscadines, and strawberries, and Dr. Mark Hoffmann, from NCSU Horticulture Science Department. Hoffmann is the small fruit extension specialist and an assistant professor at North Carolina State University where he covers strawberry and grape production.

To register go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/small-fruit-production-workshop-tickets-85388662789?aff=ebdssbdestsearch. The registration deadline is 5 p.m. on Jan. 23.

For more details call the Pender County Extension Office at 910-259-1235.

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