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SHOWS, TOURS & EVENTS
PLANT SALE: Deadline is March 15. The annual Haywood County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association plant sale has begun. Edibles (berries, asparagus and fruit and nut trees) and native plants (perennials to attract pollinators) are available. Order forms at the Extension office on Raccoon Road; by calling 828-456-3575; or email email@example.com.
WNC HOME, GARDEN & GREEN LIVING SHOW: March 18-20, U.S. Cellular, downtown Asheville. Featuring products and services for the home, garden and an eco-friendly lifestyle. Vendors include home builders, furnishings, eco-friendly transportation, lawn and garden equipment, landscaping, clean energy products, pools and spas, home financing, health & wellness, educational institutions, appliances, home security and entertainment, decorating ideas, decks and patios, sporting goods, heating and cooling equipment, pet products, green businesses, home repair and renovation and more. Hours are 3-8 p.m. March 18, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. March 19 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. March 20. To learn more, visit http://homegardenandgreenlivingshow.com.
BAMBOO WALKING TOURS: 1:30-3 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays through November at Haiku Bamboo Nursery/Farm, 468 Rhodes Mountain Road, Hendersonville. Gates open at 1 p.m. The first walk of the season is April 10. Learn about bamboo plants, characteristics and environment. Wear walking shoes, no sandals. Cameras permitted. Adults $25, seniors $23, ages 13-18, $15, free for younger. To arrange a tour or to learn more, call 828-685-3053. Visit www.haikubamboonursery.net or find the nursery on Facebook.
HAYWOOD COUNTY GARDEN TOUR: June 18, on the theme “Pollinate, Propagate, Cultivate,” presented by NC Cooperative Extension Foundation, Haywood County Extension Center and Haywood County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers. Tickets $15, on sale May 7 at the Whole Bloomin’ Thing in Frog Level. $20 the day of the tour. 828-456-3575.
WNC FARMERS MARKET
OPEN DAILY: Retail shops open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. every day, Brevard Road at Interstate 40. Arriving now: onion sets and seed potatoes. Still available: apples by the bushel. In the Retail Shoppes: root vegetables, greens, tomatoes, canned goods, local cheese, fresh eggs, honey, homemade ice cream and fudge, handcrafted gifts and more
Upcoming events include:
•Growing in the Mountains, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 22-23. Native plants, nursery material, bedding plants and more for home gardens.
•27th annual Herb Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 29-30 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 1. Herbs, trees, native plants, bedding plants, decorations and more.
EXTENSION OFFICE HAS MOVED: The Buncombe County Extension Office has moved to 49 Mount Carmel Road in Erwin Hills. The phone number remains the same, 828-255-5522. For help anytime, visit www.buncombemastergardener.org.
LEICESTER GARDEN CLUB: Meets at 1 p.m. fourth Tuesday of the month at the Leicester Library. To learn more, contact Crystal Dover at 828-259-9649.
WEAVERVILLE GARDEN CLUB: Meets at 9:30 a.m. second Tuesday of every month September through June in the Community Room at the Weaverville Town Hall on Main Street. To learn more, call 828-658-1154.