Buncombe County 4-H’ers have been asked to plant vegetable and cut flower seeds on Saturday, March 21 from 9 am – Noon at the Swannanoa 4-H Camp. We will be planting seeds in containers for 4-H’ers to take home and “baby” for the next two months until we go back out to the Swannanoa 4-H Camp to plant the transplants into the garden along with some other seeds on Saturday, May 30.
The camp garden will be maintained by the campers who attend camp during the summer, and will provide some of the produce the campers eat throughout the summer.
In addition, in celebration of the North Carolina 4-H Centennial, each county has been asked to have its 4-H’ers plant 100 trees across the county, and Buncombe County Soil and Water Conservation Service has donated 50 white pine seedlings, 25 red maples seedlings, and 25 persimmon seedlings for 4-H’ers to plant. We will also be planting those seedlings into containers on March 21st so that they can get a little bigger before being planted. We will also need 4-H’ers who can also take those seedlings home and care for them until May 30 when we’ll be doing some tree planting.
Learn more about this project at our County Council Meeting on March 12.