Living in the Mountains Series

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Living in the Mountains Course Series

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Transylvania County Center staff is presenting a six-week series entitled “Living in the Mountains”  beginning in September. This series is open to all residents and prospective residents of Transylvania County. The program will be held on Thursdays, beginning September 22nd through October 20th in the Community Services Building Conference Room, 106 E. Morgan St. Brevard, from 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon.

Extension Agents and local experts will be presenting on the following topics

Landscaping and Growing Native Plants – September 29th

Landscaping can significantly increase the value of a home, but it also makes a house FEEL like a home. In this class, we’ll review a wide variety of tools that the homeowner can utilize to select the right plant for the right place in your landscape. In addition, we’ll discuss soil testing, erosion control, rain gardens, and fire prevention. We’ll focus on natives, and discuss cultivars that do well in this area and support the health of our local ecosystem. Register Online with Eventbrite

Radon, Wells, and Septic Systems – Rescheduled to October 6th

Jim Boyer, Transylvania County Environmental Health Supervisor, will deliver a presentation on septic tank systems and drinking water wells including a quick guide to help folks understand their basic functions and maintenance requirements. This information may be especially important to those who have been served by a municipal sewer system and/or public water system in the past. Bring your questions and we’ll sort through the myths and urban legends to provide you with the most up-to-date information on file.
Addison Bradley, N.C. Cooperative Extension, Transylvania County Center Director, will also discuss radon in your home including radon testing methods and mitigation options. Register Online with Eventbrite

Wildlife and Nature – October 20th

Living in harmony with nature means a lot more than just putting out bird feeders. In fact, sometimes that’s a bad idea! In this class, we’ll discuss how to get along with the moles, voles, deer, birds, bats, bears, and other varmints that might come to visit your home here in the mountains. This will include deer-resistant plants and strategies to keep critters out of your garden. Register Online with Eventbrite

You may choose to attend those programs that are of interest to you, you do not need to attend the entire series. Registration for each session is required.