Up & Coming Weekly

February 11, 2020

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM FEBRUARY 12-18, 2020 UCW 15 e Cumberland County Master Gardeners 6th Annual Spring Garden Symposium is set for March 21 at the Ramada Plaza in the Bordeaux Convention Center in Fayetteville. It will be filled with excitement and fun for anyone interested in gardening and the great outdoors. e symposium will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. e event is put on by the N.C. State/ Cumberland County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association. Come ready to learn, as the symposium features several guests. e main speakers of the event will be Joe Lamp'L, Kerry Ann Mendez and Jason Weathington. Lamp'L is the creator, executive producer and host of the Emmy-award winning national PBS series, "Growing a Greener World." Mendez is an award-win- ning garden educator, author and design consultant. Her international gardening webinars have been viewed by thousands. Weathington is an N.C. State/Cumberland County Extension urban horticulture agent, educator and landscape designer. Weathington, Lamp'L and Mendez will give pre- sentations throughout the day. Lamp'L will discuss what takes place behind the scenes of his show, "Growing a Greener World," drawing inspiration from his extensive travels across America. ese travels set the stage for the series, providing content and inspiration. e presentation is titled, "Grow- ing a Greener World — A behind the scenes look at some of our most popular stories from the past 9 seasons." Mendez's presentation is titled, "e Budget-Wise Gardener: Plant the Best for Less! Money-Saving Tips for Purchasing Plants Plus Cost-Saving Garden Designs." is presentation will be about finding ways to get the best plants for the best price. It also will discuss tips on how to design one's garden and landscapes while also saving money in the process. Mendez will also give a presentation called "Garden- ing Simplified: Plants and Design Solutions for Time- Pressed and Maturing Gardeners." is presentation is based on Mendez's book, "e Right-Size Flower Garden." is presentation will be about simple, easy ways to keep up with one's garden throughout the year, even when life gets busy. Weathington's presentation is titled "e Outdoor Room." is presentation will be about how to create an enjoyable outdoor space. Judy Dewar is the chairperson for the Cumberland County Master Gardener's 6th Annual Spring Garden Symposium. Dewar said the pur- pose of the symposium is "Among other endeavors, to raise scholarship funds for the horticulture stu- dents at Fayetteville Technical Community College, offer grants to the high school offering horticulture programs, help fund the Jr. Master Gardener pro- gram and educate our county residents in NC State horticulture practices." Dewar also said the symposium allows the commu- nity to come together because it brings together people who are interested in sharing stories and practices on how to sustain the earth. e symposium will also include a silent auction, raffles and vendors. e price of admission includes a seated luncheon. For more information about the symposium, con- tact Judy Dewar. Visit eventbrite.com to register for the event. EVENTS Connect with the outdoors at the Cumberland County Master Gardeners' 6th Annual Spring Garden Symposium by OLIVIA BURKE OLIVIA BURKE, Contributing writer. COMMENTS? Editor@ upandcomingweekly.com. 910-484-6200. The Cumberland County Master Gardener's 6th Annual Spring Garden Symposium is set for March 21 at Ramada Plaza • CDL Truck Driver Training • Certified Production Technician • Cisco CCNA Certification Training • Collision Repair/Changing Lanes • Comprehensive Fiber Optics • EMT-Basic • Information Technology/CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+ • Pipe/Structural Welding • Solar Ready Vets Transition Tech provides training to transitioning military in the following areas: Prepare now to enter the civilian workforce! FTCC Corporate & Continuing Education Contact us today! transtech@faytechcc.edu (910) 486-3626

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