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Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Spring Symposium March 24

Feb 12, 2018

Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Spring Symposium March 24


Fayetteville, N.C. – The Cumberland County Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association will proudly present the annual Spring Symposium at the Cooperative Extension Center on Saturday, March 24. The symposium will be held in the I.B. Julian Auditorium at Cooperative Extension, located at 301 E. Mountain Dr., Fayetteville.


The purpose of the symposium is to carry out the Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association’s mission to educate residents of Cumberland County in North Carolina State University-approved horticulture practices based on unbiased, research-based information for gardens, lawns and landscapes.


The main guest speaker will be Felder Rushing, a seventh-generation farmer, author, columnist and radio and TV gardening program host. Rushing is the author of “Pass Along Plants” and his website is He will be joined by Preston Montague (, an artist and author affiliated with N.C. State horticulture and the J.C. Ralston Arboretum at NCSU. Also speaking will be Brie Arthur (, an author, teacher and professional gardener who leads the national suburban Foodscape Movement.


Garden-related vendors and special garden interest groups will be available for participants to browse, gather information and make purchases between sessions and at lunch.


The symposium begins March 24 at 8 a.m. with sign-in and the final session is scheduled to conclude at 3 p.m. Registration and symposium information can be found at


You may also visit Cumberland County Cooperative Extension at for more information.


Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made 10 days before the event to Extension agent Jason Weathington at 910-321-6870.