Vegetable and Permaculture Classes Offered in Spring
Dobson, NC – Commercial Vegetable 101 and Intro to Permaculture are being held this spring at Surry Community College. Both classes are tuition free for North Carolina residents through the Project Skill Up grant and the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission.
Commercial Vegetable Production 101 will be held on Mondays, Feb. 3 to March 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Pilot Center, 612 E. Main St., Pilot Mountain. This is an introductory program designed to help vegetable growers transition from small scale gardening to a larger vegetable production enterprise. SCC, in partnership with the Surry Cooperative Extension, is offering this class for local growers. Wythe Morris and Joanna Radford will be the instructors. The North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission will pay the tuition for this class.
Introduction to Permaculture will be held on Tuesdays, from Feb. 4 to March 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the SCC Dobson Campus in the J-Building, Room 213. The essence of creating permaculture culture or “permanent agriculture” involves combining ethics with hands-on sustainable practice. Permaculture focuses on the means to improve urban or rural land, farm, or garden management through recognizing and integrating systems and more efficient management practices to reduce labor, conserve land and energy, and produce higher yields. The instructors are Crystal Cook and Edward Marshall. Out-of-state tuition is $71. North Carolina residents may attend tuition free through the Project Skill Up grant.
The class sizes are limited. Pre-registration is required by calling Surry Community College at (336) 386-3229.