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2015 Watauga County
Extension Fruit Plant Sale

Ordering for the Watauga County Extension Fruit Plant Sale is now open. Proceeds help support youth and other programs in Watauga County. Supplies are available at a first-come first ordered basis. Plants available include blueberry, strawberry, blackberry, raspberry, asparagus and heritage apple trees. The plants are bare root, which means they do not come in potted soil. This allows the plant to be sold at a lower cost. For those who do not want bare root plants, we have two varieties of blueberries in 1 gallon containers. Orders must be placed and prepaid no later than Monday, March 23, 2015. For an order form, come by the Cooperative Extension office at 971 West King Street, call 264-3061 or download here.

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2015 Watauga County
Extension Fruit Plant Sale

Ordering for the Watauga County Extension Fruit Plant Sale is now open. Proceeds help support youth and other programs in Watauga County. Supplies are available at a first-come first ordered basis. Plants available include blueberry, strawberry, blackberry, raspberry, asparagus and heritage apple trees. The plants are bare root, which means they do not come in potted soil. This allows the plant to be sold at a lower cost. For those who do not want bare root plants, we have two varieties of blueberries in 1 gallon containers. Orders must be placed and prepaid no later than Monday, March 23, 2015. For an order form, come by the Cooperative Extension office at 971 West King Street, call 264-3061 or download here.

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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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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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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, 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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2015 Watauga County Extension Fruit Plant Sale

Ordering for the Watauga County Extension Fruit Plant Sale is now open. Proceeds help support youth and other programs in Watauga County. Supplies are available at a first-come first ordered basis. Plants available MORE »

Make 2015 the year of “real food”

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Watauga County BeekeepersTue Mar 3, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 2 days away
Birds Eye Business Planning Course Thu Mar 5, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Ashe County Wilkes Community College Campus, West Jefferson, NC
— 4 days away
Bird Nesting Box Construction WorkshopSat Mar 7, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 5 days away
ASAP Risk Management Workshop Mon Mar 9, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 1 week away
High Country Seed Swap & Growers SchoolSat Mar 14, 2015
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
Ashe Family Central, 626 Ashe Central School Road, Jefferson, NC 28640
— 2 weeks away
Southern Foresters' Climate Observations: State Comparisons and Spatial TrendsThu Mar 19, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
http://forestrywebinars.net
— 2 weeks away
Shade Your Stream Livestake GiveawaySat Mar 21, 2015
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 3 weeks away
Invasive Plant Best Management Practices WebinarTue Mar 24, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
http://www.sustainableforestswebinars.net/
— 3 weeks away
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