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Hands-On Canning
Class

Saturday, August 22, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm N.C. Cooperative Extension is offering a hands-on canning class. We will learn how to safely can using a pressure canner and a boiling water bath. The class will be held at the Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607 Register by paying $10.00 in advance at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, 971 W. King Street, Boone, NC.

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Hands-On Canning
Class

Saturday, August 22, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm N.C. Cooperative Extension is offering a hands-on canning class. We will learn how to safely can using a pressure canner and a boiling water bath. The class will be held at the Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607 Register by paying $10.00 in advance at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, 971 W. King Street, Boone, NC.

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RiverCourse 131
Registration now open

RC 131: Assessment & Identification of Riparian Vegetation - June 1-2, 2015 - Valle Crucis, NC. 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. 10 CEUs are approved by the NC Board of Landscape Architects; Course # 10037. 10.5 contact hours in Category 1-CF are approved by the Society of American Foresters. And the NCDA Pesticide Board has approved the course for 3 hours credit.  

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Pesticide Training
Classes

There will be two pesticide "V" trainings for private applicators on Thursday, May 28, at the Ag Conference Center in Boone. The first class will be from 3-5 p.m., and the second class will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. There will be two pesticide trainings for categories L, N, O, D and X on Tuesday, June 9, at the Ag Conference Center in Boone. "Weed ID and IPM" will be from 1-2 p.m. "Herbicide Control in Landscape and Turfgrass" will be from 2-3 p.m.

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Organic Gardening
101

Thursdays, May 28th – June 25th, 5:30 – 7, 2015 at the Agricultural Conference Center, Boone, NC This series of classes is designed for those who would like to learn how to garden, or switch to organic methods. Taught by Extension agents and invited experts, the class will consist of lecture/discussion time and visits to local gardens on some weeks. Topics include tips on seed starting, soils tests and facts, container gardening, composting, organic vegetable pest and disease management, weed control and more. Cost is $20 for all 5 classes, which includes a reference notebook and pre-dinner snack. Reserve your spot in advance by paying the $20 to NCCES at 971 West King St. 828-264-3061.

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Pizza Adventure Week
- Local Foods for Local Kids

Monday – Thursday, July 6th – 9th, 9 am – 3 pm This day camp is for 6 – 10 year old's who are interested in learning more about where ingredients from pizza come from. We will start each day at the Agricultural Conference Center in Boone, then travel to farms, a dairy, and a cheese factory to collect ingredients for pizza that we will make on our last day. The fee is $60 for the week. Register at NC Cooperative Extension, 971 West King St. 828-264-3061. or download the registration form here and medical release here. All forms must be filled out and signed and medical release form should be notarized.

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Hands-On Backyard Stream Repair WorkshopFri May 29, 2015 Today
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
Kernersville Public Services, Garage Conference Room 720 Mckaughan St, Kernersville, NC 27284
— 11 hours ago
Hands-On Canning ClassSat May 30, 2015
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 17 hours away
RiverCourse 131Mon Jun 1 - Mon Jun 1, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Valle Crucis, NC 28679, USA
— 2 days away
RiverCourse 131Tue Jun 2 - Tue Jun 2, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Valle Crucis, NC 28679, USA
— 3 days away
Watauga County BeekeepersTue Jun 2, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 4 days away
Organic Gardening 101Thu Jun 4, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM— 6 days away
Pesticide Trainings L, N, O, D and XTue Jun 9, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 2 weeks away
Pesticide Trainings L, N, O, D and XTue Jun 9, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM— 2 weeks away
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