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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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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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Operation Medicine
Cabinet Drug Take-Back Days

Help us keep pharmaceutical and control-substance drugs off the streets and out of the rivers! No questions will be asked, and any prescription and over-the-counter medications and medical supplies can be turned in anonymously. For more information, please call the Watauga County Cooperative Extension 828-264-3061. Saturday, May 16, 2015 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Locations: Food Lion, Boone (Blowing Rock Rd) Food Lion, Deep Gap (HWY 421) Food Lion, Blowing Rock Foscoe Fire Department Appalachian State University T.B.A. Solarium Lobby at Plemmons Student Union For more info visit SustainASU Visit our sponsors page and learn more about Operation Medicine Cabinet

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Watauga County
Cattlemen's Monthly Educational Meeting

The Watauga County Cooperative Extension and the Watauga County Cattlemen's Association will host the Annual Cattlemen's Field Day on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, beginning at 6 p.m. at Doug Jones's farm, 3864 Jake's Mountain Road in Boone. (Directions: Turn onto Bamboo Road from Hwy. 421. Go 3.2 miles and turn left onto Little Laurel Road. Go .2 mile and turn left onto Jake's Mountain Road.) Steve McGill with Merial will talk about parasites. (Merial has sponsored our Bull BSE the past four years.) There will also be some weed indentification sponsored by Southern Ag, Inc. The Agri-Safe Program nurse will be there to provide free health screenings. Southern Ag, Inc., will be sponsoring our meal.  Please call the Extension office at 828-264-3061 by 3 p.m., Monday, May 11, if you plan to attend.

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Hands-On Canning
Class

Saturday, May 30, 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 Agricultural 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. Space is limited.

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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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Watauga County Cattlemen's Monthly Educational MeetingTue May 12, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Doug Jones's Farm, Boone, NC 28607
— 6 days away
Hazardous Household Waste DaySat May 16, 2015
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
336 Landfill Rd, Boone, NC 28607, USA
— 1 week away
Operation Medicine Cabinet Drug Take-Back DaysSat May 16, 2015
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Boone, NC 28607
— 1 week away
AgriSafe Health Fair for FarmersTue May 26, 2015
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 3 weeks away
Organic Gardening 101Thu May 28, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM— 3 weeks away
Hands-On Canning ClassSat May 30, 2015
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 3 weeks away
RiverCourse 131Mon Jun 1 - Mon Jun 1, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Valle Crucis, NC 28679, USA
— 4 weeks away
RiverCourse 131Tue Jun 2 - Tue Jun 2, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Valle Crucis, NC 28679, USA
— 4 weeks away
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