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Cooking Class

Summer 'Teen Cooking
Camp' Registration Open

Watauga's NC Cooperative Extension Center is now taking registrations for our summer Teen Cooking Camp. Camp runs from Monday, July 25th through Friday, July 29 from 9:30am to 1:00pm each day, and is open to 13-18 year olds. Learn practical skills you need to feed yourself and others and enjoy a delicious lunch each day!  Recipes are ready in 30 minutes or less featuring various ethnic styles, pizza making, fish cookery, sauce making, stir-frying, grilling, vegetarian ideas, interesting side dishes, knife skills, napkin folding, and much more.  Wow your friends and their palates! Classes will be held at the Agricultural Conference Center at 252 Poplar Grove Rd, Boone.  Class size is limited!  Register in advance at the NC Cooperative Extension office at 971 West King St, Boone.  Fee is $90 for the week.  Contact our office for more information: 828-264-3061 or email Margie_Mansure@nscu.edu.

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Cooking Class

Summer 'Teen Cooking
Camp' Registration Open

Watauga's NC Cooperative Extension Center is now taking registrations for our summer Teen Cooking Camp. Camp runs from Monday, July 25th through Friday, July 29 from 9:30am to 1:00pm each day, and is open to 13-18 year olds. Learn practical skills you need to feed yourself and others and enjoy a delicious lunch each day!  Recipes are ready in 30 minutes or less featuring various ethnic styles, pizza making, fish cookery, sauce making, stir-frying, grilling, vegetarian ideas, interesting side dishes, knife skills, napkin folding, and much more.  Wow your friends and their palates! Classes will be held at the Agricultural Conference Center at 252 Poplar Grove Rd, Boone.  Class size is limited!  Register in advance at the NC Cooperative Extension office at 971 West King St, Boone.  Fee is $90 for the week.  Contact our office for more information: 828-264-3061 or email Margie_Mansure@nscu.edu.

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Pizza making

'Pizza Adventure
Week' Summer Camp

Registration is now open for our local foods for local kids summer camp, Pizza Adventure Week! Camp runs Monday, July 11th through Thursday, July 14th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm each day. This day camp is for 6 to 10 year olds.  Explore local sources of food as you collect ingredients for pizza.  Make pizza from scratch and enjoy other food fun.  See a cheese factory, milk a cow, visit other farms, and more!  We will start and end each day at the Agricultural Conference Center in Boone.  The fee is $80 for the week and registration is limited.  Register at the NC Cooperative Extension office at 971 West King St, Boone. For additional information or questions, contact the extension office at 828-264-3061, or email Margie_Mansure@ncsu.edu.

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Free Workshop on
Choosing the Right Landscape Plants for the High Country

Watauga Cooperative Extension Service will offer a free class on choosing the right landscape plants for the high country.  The class will be held Tuesday May 24th from 10:00 am -12:00 pm in the Agriculture Conference Center, located at 252 Poplar Grove Rd, Boone. Have you planted plants that just didn’t seem to work well?  Do you feel like you’re just throwing your money away on plants?  This class will focus on choosing the right plant for the right place, and will include both native and non-native plant selections.  We will start from the ground up to help you learn what you need to do to be successful at landscaping your own property. The presentation by Paige Patterson, Watauga County Horticulture Agent, will include many colorful photos as well as a handout that you can take home to use as a reference. There is no fee for the class but for planning purposes it would be helpful if you could let us know you are coming by calling 828-264-3061.

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Container garden

Container Garden
Workshop

    The Watauga County Cooperative Extension Service will offer a free workshop on creating successful container gardens.  Learn everything you need to know such as container selection, container placement, soil selection, and fertilization, as well as the fun things like plant selection, design and color theory.  Proper planting will be demonstrated.  We will also discuss perennials and vegetables that can be grown in containers.       The workshop will be held May 17th from 10:00-12:00 at the Agriculture Conference Center located at 252 Poplar Grove Rd.   For more information or to let us know you will attend, please call the Watauga Extension Service at 828-264-3061 or email paige_patterson@ncsu.edu

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Solar panels

Solar Energy Property
Tax Resources

With a surge in solar power installations across North Carolina, Extension specialists have developed materials to address questions about tax implications, land appraisal and more. Solar Generation Property Taxation Solar and Wind Energy Development Opportunities: Tax Implications

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Container garden

Container Garden Workshop

The Watauga County Cooperative Extension Service will offer a free workshop on creating successful container gardens.  Learn everything you need to know such as container selection, container placement, soil selection, and fertilization, as MORE »

Freezing Weather: Information & Options

The recent and forecasted freeze and frost conditions will affect many of our fruit crops and also some early vegetable production already under way.  Unfortunately, options for saving most crops are limited, but MORE »

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Master Gardener ClassThu May 26, 2016
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
252 Poplar Grove Rd.
— Tomorrow
Master Gardener ClassThu Jun 2, 2016
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
252 Poplar Grove Rd.
— 1 week away
Watauga County Beekeepers MeetingWed Jun 8, 2016
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
252 Poplar Grove Rd, Boone, NC 28607, USA
— 2 weeks away
Master Gardener ClassThu Jun 9, 2016
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
252 Poplar Grove Rd.
— 2 weeks away
Watauga County BeekeepersTue Jul 5, 2016
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 1 month away
Local Foods for Local Kids, the pizza adventureMon Jul 11, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
Agricultural Conference Center
— 2 months away
Local Foods for Local Kids, the pizza adventureTue Jul 12, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
Agricultural Conference Center
— 2 months away
Local Foods for Local Kids, the pizza adventureWed Jul 13, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
Agricultural Conference Center
— 2 months away
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