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NC Cooperative Extension Service_Conference Listening Session_11-6-13

Extension is Planning
for Another Century of Success.

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service has launched a strategic visioning initiative to evaluate the organization’s business model and chart a course through choppy economic waters. NCCES has seen recurring budget cuts of $20 million since 2000, resulting in the loss of roughly 90 positions over the past four years.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service_Conference Listening Session_11-6-13

Extension is Planning
for Another Century of Success.

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service has launched a strategic visioning initiative to evaluate the organization’s business model and chart a course through choppy economic waters. NCCES has seen recurring budget cuts of $20 million since 2000, resulting in the loss of roughly 90 positions over the past four years.

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4-H Fruit Plant Sale

It is not too late to get fruit plants with the 4-H fruit plant sale.  Plants will be on-hand Friday, April 11 from 12:00-6:00 and Saturday, April 12 from 9:30-12:30 at the Agricultural Conference Center on 252 Poplar Grove Road.   Blackberry, blueberry, raspberry and strawberry plants are available, as well as heritage apple trees.   You can still reserve your berries before Friday, or drop in Friday afternoon or Saturday morning to see what is still available.  For more information about the varieties, see here:  http://watauga4h.blogspot.com or download information here

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Household Hazardous
Waste Day

There will be a Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, May 17, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., at Watauga County Sanitation (336 Landfill Road in Boone).  They will be accepting paint, batteries (all types), antifreeze, ethylene, gasoline, lighter fluid, solid and liquid pesticides, oxidizers, used oil, household cleaners, fluorescent lights, and electronics.  For more information, please call 265-4852 or 264-5305.

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Mark the Date for
Summer Fun

Pizza Adventure Week  Local Foods for Local Kids Who:  Ages 6-10 When:  Monday- Thursday, July 21-24 Time:  9:00-3:00 Fee:  $60.00 Explore local sources of food as you collect ingredients for pizza. Make pizza from scratch and enjoy other food fun. See a cheese factory, dairy farm, other farms, and more! Where:  Start out at the Agricultural Conference Center Registration will be posted at: http://watauga4h.blogspot.com/p/summer-activities.html

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River Course Comes to
Valle Crucis

This two-day course will introduce students to vegetation assessment of riparian areas along streams that will potentially be restored. Existing riparian condition will be examined and discussed in both classroom and field settings. Topics will include stream bank stability from a vegetative perspective, evaluation of current plant inventory, invasive vegetation issues, and potential planting constraints. Identification of common riparian plants of North Carolina will also be discussed during field sessions. Students will be given handouts with information on how to identify individual riparian plants. Valle Crucis Conference Center Hwy 194, Valle Crucis, NC 28691 June 16-17, 2014   8 a.m. - 5 p.m.    For more information call (828) 963-4453

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Childhood Leisure a Thing of the Past?

It’s time for spring break!  What will your kids be doing with their time away from school?  Whether your children will be traveling or staying at home, the simple opportunity for free play MORE »

Watauga Extension Radio Show

Catch our new radio show on WATA 1450AM on Mondays at 11:45am. In case you missed our show: April 14, 2014 – https://soundcloud.com/awilsonradio/watauga-extension-spotlight-4 April 7, 2014 –  https://soundcloud.com/awilsonradio/watauga-extension-spotlight-3  March 24, 2014 – https://soundcloud.com/awilsonradio/watauga-extension-spotlight-2 MORE »

Join a CSA for ultra-fresh, locally grown food

Looking forward to spring and the growing season, I just joined a Community Supported Agriculture program, or CSA for the first time. Most of the time, joining requires making a deposit now and MORE »

Where is your Teen?

While adolescence is a time of growing autonomy for teens, they still need their parents.  Parents may be challenged to find the right balance of connection and involvement and control and/or appropriate loosening MORE »

Protect Your Private Well Webinar Opportunities

Groundwater Protection: How You Can Protect Your Well Water Quality April 2nd, 1 p.m. Easter Time Registration link: http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=1035&evt=04022014&t=1394736447031&t=1395171470828 Presenter: Tom Christopherson is the program manager for Nebraska’s Water Well Standards and Contractors’ Licensing Program MORE »

Household water well owners encouraged to use help hotline

Household well owners with questions about their water well system, water quality, or well construction can contact an information hotline operated by the National Ground Water Association at 855-420-9355 (855-H20-WELL). The hotline is part of MORE »

Watauga Clean Up

Blue Ridge Conservancy staff, a team of ASU student volunteers, AmeriCorps Project Conserve, Lauri Wilson, the Executive Director at Blue Ridge Seeds for Change and a resident of the Sleepy Hollow community, Wendy MORE »

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Master Gardener ClassTue May 6, 2014
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM— 2 weeks away
Watauga County BeekeepersTue May 6, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 2 weeks away
Low Impact Development and Storm E-Z Comes to Boone Wed May 7, 2014
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 2 weeks away
Low Impact Development and Storm E-Z Comes to Boone Thu May 8, 2014
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 2 weeks away
Master Gardener ClassTue May 13, 2014
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM— 3 weeks away
Master Gardener ClassTue May 20, 2014
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM— 4 weeks away
Master Gardener ClassTue May 27, 2014
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM— 1 month away
Master Gardener ClassTue Jun 3, 2014
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM— 1 month away
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