Calling all gardeners! North Carolina’s long growing season is almost here. Join Ben Grandon of Randolph County Cooperative Extension for “Beginner Backyard Gardening” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, at the Asheboro Public Library, as he offers an overview of what supplies and equipment you may need, answers gardening questions, and talks about services available at Cooperative Extension to ensure a bountiful harvest. Grandon’s talk is free and the public is invited. The library is located at 201 Worth Street. For further information, call 336-318-6803.