Personal Column

Paul Mckenzie
Agricultural Extension Agent
NC Cooperative Extension

A personal column is submitted approximately once a month to the Daily Dispatch newspaper in Henderson, NC. The purpose is to educate the gardening public about environmentally responsible lawn, garden and landscape mangement practices. It also serves to promote the services of NC Cooperative Extension to the commumity. Each original article is composed by the author using standard word processing applications. The newspaper has a circulation of approximately 10,000. Informal feedback from readers indicates that the information is helpful, timely and relevant. It often generates questions and phone calls from readers seeking more information about the topics covered. The article on tree planting was published 10/19/2019. The article on pesticides ran on 1/15/2020.