Introducing Clemson Extension Home Gardening Agent Carmen Ketron
My name is Carmen Ketron, I am the newly minted Clemson Extension Urban Horticulture Agent for Florence and Darlington counties. I come to Extension with a BA in Political Science from Coastal Carolina University, an MS in Environmental Science, and an MPA from The College of Charleston. I started my career in horticulture growing specialty vegetables and cut flowers in Tidewater Virginia and went on to manage community and university gardening programs at the College of Charleston and the Medical University of South Carolina in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.
My passion lies in engaging people in the numerous mental, physical and emotional benefits of working with plants and plant materials. In a world where gardeners use the world wide web to grab information or a cell phone app to diagnose plant problems at the click of a button, I want to serve as an additional tool in your toolbox, providing inspiration and encouragement in all your horticultural endeavors. I, along with the other Darlington County extension agents; look forward to supporting you.
As the urban horticulture agent for the county, I can advise about lawns, vegetable plots, and general home garden needs. I am a resource for you to use free of charge. I look forward to using this article to give updates on seasonal planting information, Clemson Extension programs, and answer those burning gardening questions you may have. If you have a plant question or bug identification need, please feel free to give me a call, send me a picture, or come to the Clemson Extension Darlington County office on the second floor of 300 Russell Street, Room 222 in downtown Darlington. Right now, is a great time to get your soil test in. It is also time to start looking into sprucing up lawns and picking out your annual bedding plants. I can aid with all those things. Please follow the Clemson Extension Darlington County Facebook page to keep up to date on the free programming opportunities offered throughout the year.
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