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BeeCause: Food
Matters Screening & Discussion

On April 7, 2015, 6pm-8:30pm, Toxics Free NC is partnering with the Watauga County Beekeepers to screen the documentary “BeeCause Food Matters,” which examines the possible roles that insecticides are playing in bee population declines and what concerned citizens can do about it. This screening and discussion will be a great opportunity to network with local and regional activists and beekeepers. Free & Open to the Public • Documentary Screening • Panel Discussion to follow. The workshop will be held at the Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Rd., Boone, NC 28607.

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save-the-bees

BeeCause: Food
Matters Screening & Discussion

On April 7, 2015, 6pm-8:30pm, Toxics Free NC is partnering with the Watauga County Beekeepers to screen the documentary “BeeCause Food Matters,” which examines the possible roles that insecticides are playing in bee population declines and what concerned citizens can do about it. This screening and discussion will be a great opportunity to network with local and regional activists and beekeepers. Free & Open to the Public • Documentary Screening • Panel Discussion to follow. The workshop will be held at the Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Rd., Boone, NC 28607.

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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

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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 Seasonal
Cooking Classes

Join Margie Mansure, extension agent, local foodie and registered dietitian, for a hands-on cooking class, meeting right after work at 5:30 on Thursdays for 2 consecutive weeks. We will use as many fresh, local ingredients that we can find in April to advance our cooking skills. Then, we’ll enjoy our creations for dinner! Classes are April 9th and 16th from 5:30 until 7 at the Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Rd in Boone. Cost is $20 for the 2 classes for adults, $15 for kids ages 12 – 18. Class size limited so register in advance by calling NC Cooperative Extension at (828)264-3061. Send a check to 971 West King Street or stop by to pay. This event is one of many lined up for Greening My Plate Month.

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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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Watauga County BeekeepersTue Apr 7, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 1 week away
BeeCause: Food Matters Screening & DiscussionTue Apr 7, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 1 week away
Hands-on Seasonal Cooking ClassesThu Apr 9, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 1 week away
Watauga-Avery Bull Breeding Soundness ExamSat Apr 11, 2015
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM— 2 weeks away
Hands-on Seasonal Cooking ClassesThu Apr 16, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 2 weeks away
Wipe Your Weeds Away Workshop and Pesticide Credits Thu Apr 16, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 2 weeks away
Pine Straw Harvesting in Longleaf Pine Forests: Best Management Guidelines to Sustain Wildlife ResourcesThu Apr 23, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Where:
www.forestrywebinars.net
— 3 weeks away
[ProNR] Emergency Planning Webinar Thu Apr 30, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
www.forestrywebinars.net
— 1 month away
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