Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Middle South

August, 2009
Regional Report

Shows & Events

North Carolina Arboretum Symposium "Speaking of Gardening"
The NC Arboretum will hold its annual symposium, "Speaking of Gardening," on August 28 & 29. Featured speakers will be Allen Bush, John Hoffman, Tom Ranney, Joe Eck, Wayne Winterrowd, and Fred Hooks. The two-day program fee is $98 for Arboretum Society Members and $114 for the public, and includes seven lectures, plant giveaway, reference notebook, two lunches and snacks. Space is limited; preregistration is required. For a detailed event schedule, call the Arboretum at (828) 665-2492, or go to

Web Finds

National Gardening Association Youth Garden Grants
The National Gardening Association works with sponsoring companies and organizations to provide in-kind grants to projects that actively engage kids in the garden and improve the quality of life for their communities. To be eligible for an award, your group must plan to garden with at least fifteen kids between the ages of 3 and 18. Each grant program has eligibility requirements, a deadline for entries, and requires a year-end impact report. For more information, visit the NGA Grants Web site.


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