The Clemson Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Office will reopen in its new Summerville location Monday.

Gardeners may bring soil samples and other garden-related questions to the volunteer-staffed office at 210 Summers Drive between 9 a.m. and noon Monday through Friday.

Call ahead to ensure a volunteer is on duty (843) 480-4317 or email

Contact the Clemson Extension Tri County Master Gardener Coordinator Amy Dabbs at

School Gardening for SC Educators Online Course is taking applicants from area educators who are interested in creating successful, sustainable vegetable gardens at their schools.

Educators who enroll in the course will learn about school garden site selection, soil science, appropriate plant material, safety, irrigation, composting and more.

The online training course is free for educators in Title 1 schools in Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester Districts 2 & 4 or any educator who has received Farm to School grant funds to support their school garden in South Carolina.

Educators in the grant-funded pilot program also may qualify for school garden kits and technical support for building new or expanding existing school gardens and will be required to attend a hands-on workshop (details provided with course confirmation).

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The Shorescaping Workshop: Planting Shorelines for Your Pond will take place 1-5 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Charleston County Public Services Building in North Charleston.

This hands-on workshop is intended for pond owners, pond managers and those interested in learning about design, installation and maintenance of pond shorescaping.

The workshop also will provide a learning opportunity with installation of a shoreline planting project.

Cost is $10; advanced registration required.

To learn more and register visit or contact Guinn Wallover at

The fall session of the South Carolina Home Horticulture/Master Gardener Online Class will begin Oct. 22. Register at or contact Sara Pachota at

The Lowcountry Chapter of the SC Native Plant Society, in partnership with Charles Towne Landing, will hold a Native Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 24 in the parking lot of Charles Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Road, Charleston. Admission to the sale is free.

The sale will include colorful perennials, trees, shrubs, ferns, native grasses and edibles.

Plants and prices will be posted on the website a few weeks before the sale. Cash, check or credit cards are accepted.

Contact Colette DeGarady at, (843) 937-8807 ext. 15 or go to