Landscaping -- Not Currently Offered

flowersFrom the Ground Up:  What you need to know about designing, Planting and maintaining  the home landscape in the High Country

Are you interested in having the beautiful landscape that you have always dreamed of, but you are not quite sure how to make it happen? Learn the basic principles of creating a successful home landscape starting from the ground up. Class will address issues ranging from soil testing, soil amending, determining types of fertilizer needed, to how to start new plants, how to divide the ones you have, and how to properly plant and prune them. You will learn how to choose the most well-suited native and non-native plants for our region, as well as design principles needed to place them aesthetically in the landscape. Classes will include hands on activities and demonstrations.

Instructor: Paige Patterson
Enrollment: 20 
Time: 6 pm - 8:30 pm

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PLEASE NOTE: You may cancel a craft class up to two weeks before the class begins, with a $30 cancellation fee assessed. No refunds are allowed within two weeks of the start date, nor after the class begins.

Paige Patterson graduated from the University of Georgia with a BSA in Ornamental Horticulture. While in college she was employed by the State Botanical Gardens of Georgia. She began her career working with perennials and annuals and later went on to manage a wholesale nursery. She then owned her own landscaping business for several years, as well as working at a large retail garden center and working with a landscape architect. Later she returned to the University of Georgia to earn teacher certification in Agriculture Education. After teaching high school for 6 years, she is now putting her experience in Agriculture Education to work with the Watauga Cooperative Extension Service as a Horticulture Agent where she works with both homeowners and commercial businesses.

PLEASE NOTE: Most classes meet over multiple weeks. Registration for each class is open until the class fills or until 1 week before the class begins, whichever comes first. If you miss the registration for this semester we hope you will consider taking this class the next time it is offered. Please contact Elizabeth Fields at to be added to the mailing list if you would like to be notified when new classes are offered.

Director: Michael Rall,

Director Emeritus: Eric Reichard,

If you experience problems completing the registration, contact Elizabeth Fields at 828-262-2944 or email

If you need accommodations due to a disability, contact the Office of Disability Services at least two weeks prior to the beginning of your Craft Enrichment class. (828) 262-3056.

Copyright © 2003 Michael R. Patricelli Craft Enrichment Program


Director: Michael Rall

Director Emeritus: Eric Reichard

Registration: Elizabeth Fields

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