The JCC Arboretum is dedicating several rows of spring and fall vegetable crops to feed the hungry. Volunteers are needed to help grow the seedlings in the greenhouse, transplant and maintain the crops in the ground, and harvest the food for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Knowledgeable staff will help you understand each of these processes while you gain valuable hands-on experience that you can transfer to your own home garden.

For more details or to sign up, please call Lin Frye, Arboretum director, at 919-209-2052 or Minda Daughtry, Arboretum technician, at 919-209-2184.

Southern Symposium is March 5

The JCC Arboretum will feature fiddle and banjo player Marvin Gaster and guitarist Richard Owens at this year’s Southern Symposium on Saturday, March 5. The event will be held from 2 till 4 p.m. in the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium. The symposium will focus on the woods that have been used to create the wonderful old-timey sounds of the fiddle. Tickets are $45. Heavy hor d’oeurves will be served. For further information, please call Lin Frye at 919-209-2052 or Minda Daughtry 919-209-2184.

Established in 1969, Johnston Community College is a comprehensive community college within the North Carolina System, offering 58 academic programs and numerous continuing education programs, services and opportunities.  The College provides programming through its main campus in Smithfield as well as the Arboretum, Cleveland Center, Rudolph Howell & Son Environmental Learning Center and the Workforce Development Center.  JCC is fully accredited by the Commission of Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award certificates, diplomas and associate degrees.


Traci D. Ashley
245 College Road
Smithfield, NC 27577