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New to gardening – or maybe just want to learn more? N.C. Cooperative Extension in Alamance County offers a variety of classes for gardeners of all experience levels. Check out the educational series currently being offered below. Click “register” beside the desired class to go to the registration page on Eventbrite.

Think Green Thursdays 2024

These classes will be offered in-person at one of three locations. Classes held at the Graham Public Library (211 S Main St, Graham, NC 27253) will be in the evening from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Classes held at the Agriculture Building/Extension Office (209 N. Graham-Hopedale Road, Burlington, NC 27217) will be from 10-11 a.m. in the auditorium. Classes at the Buster Sykes Farm (2430 Turner Road, Mebane, NC 27302) have varying start times and lengths, please see below. There is a cost associated with the classes at Buster Sykes ONLY.

Feel free to sign up for as many classes as you like! (Please scroll down to the bottom to see all programs) Capacity is limited; please pre-register to reserve a seat. Click on your preferred date for class information and registration.

Classes at Buster Sykes Farm

2430 Turner Road, Mebane, NC 27302

Class Name Date Time Cost Register
Fruit Tree Workshop at BSF Jan 25 9 a.m.-noon $15 Register
Blueberry School at BSF Feb 15 9 a.m.-noon $15 Register
Grapevine Pruning at BSF Feb 22 10 a.m.-noon $15 Register
Blackberry Workshop at BSF Mar 7 10 a.m.-noon $15 Register
Summer Fruit Tour at BSF May 16 9 a.m.-11 a.m. $5 Register
Summer Fruit Tour at BSF Jun 27 9 a.m.-11 a.m. $5 Register
Summer Fruit Tour at BSF Jul 25 9 a.m.-11 a.m. $5 Register
Summer Fruit Tour at BSF Aug 22 9 a.m.-11 a.m. $5 Register
Summer Fruit Tour at BSF Sep 26 9 a.m.-11 a.m. $5 Register

Classes at Graham Public Library

211 S Main St, Graham, NC 27253

Class Name Date Time Cost Register
Garden Planning and Seed Starting Feb 1 6:30-7:30 p.m. $0 Register
Container Vegetable Gardening Mar 21 6:30-7:30 p.m. $0 Register
Hardening off and Transplanting Apr 4 6:30-7:30 p.m. $0 Register
Growing and Using Herbs May 2 6:30-7:30 p.m. $0 Register
Insects, Friend or Foe? Jun 6 6:30-7:30 p.m. $0 Register
Landscape Planning Basics Jul 18 6:30-7:30 p.m. $0 Register
Fall Vegetable Gardens Aug 1 6:30-7:30 p.m. $0 Register
Shade Gardens Sep 5 6:30-7:30 p.m. $0 Register
Seed Saving Oct 3 6:30-7:30 p.m. $0 Register

Classes at Agricultural Building-Extension Office

209 N. Graham-Hopedale Road, Burlington, NC 27217

Class Name Date Time Cost Register
Pruning woody ornamentals Mar 14 10-11 a.m. $0 Register
Gardening with Annuals and Perennials Apr 11 10-11 a.m. $0 Register
Home Lawn Management Jun 20 10-11 a.m. $0 Register
Plant Problem Diagnosis Aug 15 10-11 a.m. $0 Register
Planting Trees and Shrubs Sep 19 10-11 a.m. $0 Register

If you have any questions or difficulty registering, please contact Rhiannon Goodwin at or 336-570-6740.