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Teen Cooking
Class

Open to 13-18 year old's Learn practical skills you need to feed yourself and others and enjoy a delicious lunch each day! Recipes ready in 30 minutes or less, fish cookery, patty making, grilling, vegetarian ideas, interesting side dishes, knife skills, napkin folding, and much more. Wow your friends and their palates! Monday thru Friday, July 20th – 24th, 9:30-1:00. Classes held at the Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Rd. Class size limited! Register in advance by completing form and paying $90 to Watauga County North Carolina Cooperative Extension (Make check to Watauga NCCES) at 971 West King St.

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Teen Cooking
Class

Open to 13-18 year old's Learn practical skills you need to feed yourself and others and enjoy a delicious lunch each day! Recipes ready in 30 minutes or less, fish cookery, patty making, grilling, vegetarian ideas, interesting side dishes, knife skills, napkin folding, and much more. Wow your friends and their palates! Monday thru Friday, July 20th – 24th, 9:30-1:00. Classes held at the Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Rd. Class size limited! Register in advance by completing form and paying $90 to Watauga County North Carolina Cooperative Extension (Make check to Watauga NCCES) at 971 West King St.

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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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Greening My Plate:
Celebrating Spring and our Growing Season

Leading up to the opening day of the Watauga County Farmers’ Market, Greening My Plate Month is a time to celebrate spring and our growing season. This year features 21 unique events, including: 17 FREE events 8 Cooking Demonstrations & Classes 7 Community Garden Workdays And, fun for everyone! Please go to http://greeningmyplate.brwia.org/2015-events.html to learn more about each event.

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Hazardous Household
Waste Day

The Watauga County Hazardous Household Waste Day is set for May 16th from 9am to 2pm at the Watauga County landfill (336 Landfill Rd. Boone). Items accepted include: paint, household batteries, household cleaners, pesticides, oils, antifreeze, gasoline, propane tanks, lighter fluid, lab packs, oxidizers, florescent bulbs, and mercury. If you have any questions please contact the Sanitation Dept. at 828-264-5305.

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2015 Rain Barrel Sale Now in Progress

Though the high country has had good precipitation amounts this past year, we still cannot take our water for granted.  As we saw a few years ago, supplies can be altered at the MORE »

Make 2015 the year of “real food”

As a foodie dietitian, I enjoy reading food trend predictions every year. Some seem odd, such as cricket flour being introduced into foods for the protein. Others could have value, like the forecast MORE »

Make Breakfast Too Easy To Skip

If you are too rushed to eat in the morning, or just don’t feel hungry, you’re not alone. According to a marketing research company study (NPD Group), 14 percent of children aged 14 MORE »

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EVENTS View All
[ProNR] Emergency Planning Webinar Thu Apr 30, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
www.forestrywebinars.net
— 2 days away
Watauga County BeekeepersTue May 5, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 1 week away
Hazardous Household Waste DaySat May 16, 2015
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
336 Landfill Rd, Boone, NC 28607, USA
— 3 weeks away
Operation Medicine Cabinet Drug Take-Back DaysSat May 16, 2015
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Boone, NC 28607
— 3 weeks 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
— 4 weeks away
Organic Gardening 101Thu May 28, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM— 1 month 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
— 1 month away
RiverCourse 131Mon Jun 1 - Mon Jun 1, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Valle Crucis, NC 28679, USA
— 1 month away
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