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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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Rain Barrel
Sale

Order by May 30. Pick up June 5, 2014. Only $75!!! To order click this link:   http://www.rainbarrelprogram.org/watauga-county

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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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Teen Culinary
Adventure

Learn the practical skills you need to feed yourself and others. Topics include: Creative breakfast and lunch ideas Quick, easy to prepare dinners ready in 30 minutes or less Grilling meat and vegetables Fish cookery Making patties Delicious vegetarian meals New ideas for salads Interesting vegetable side dishes Adding variety to your whole grains An easier life with a weekly plan Developing knife skills Impressing your friends with the art of napkin folding Open to 13 – 18 year olds July 14th – 18th, 9:30 until 1:00 Classes will be held at the Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Rd. Class size is limited. Register in advance by completing form here and paying $95 to Watauga County North Carolina Cooperative Extension (Make check to Watauga NCCES)at 971 West King St.

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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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Watauga Extension Radio Show popular

Catch our new radio show on WATA 1450AM on Mondays at 11:45am. In case you missed our show: April 7, 2014 –  https://soundcloud.com/awilsonradio/watauga-extension-spotlight-3  March 24, 2014 – https://soundcloud.com/awilsonradio/watauga-extension-spotlight-2 March 17, 2014 – https://soundcloud.com/awilsonradio/watauga-extension-spotlight-1 MORE »

Join a CSA for ultra-fresh, locally grown food popular

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 Apr 22, 2014
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM— 2 days away
Mater Gardener ClassTue Apr 22, 2014
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM— 2 days away
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
— 3 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— 1 month away
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