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Watauga Agricultural Conference Center; 252 Poplar Grove Rd, Boone Watauga Agricultural Conference Center; 252 Poplar Grove Rd, Boone Watauga County Center 11 months ago
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     Watauga CountyCooperative Extension will be offering a hands on indoor seed starting workshop.  The workshop will be held Feb.15th beginning at 6:00 pm in the Watauga Agriculture Conference Center at 252 Poplar Grove Rd.  From 6:00-6:30 we will be in the classroom learning about types of seeds that can be started indoors, timing of sowing, methods of sowing, media types, ways to achieve moisture requirements, fertility, and most importantly light.  Then from 6:30-7:00 we will do some hands on practice planting seeds indoors. We will plant trays of seeds that will be used for community gardening projects. Participants will receive 1 propagation tray and moisture dome, extra available for purchase.  From 7:00-7:25 we will go back to the class to learn about different types of indoor seed starting shelves that are available to build yourself or to purchase.  

     For those interested in building an indoor seed starting shelf, for a $75 material fee you will assemble a light weight, easy to store shelf to take home.  The fee includes 2 shop lights, bulbs, PVC and connectors for making the structure, and the lightweight sturdy foam board that will serve as the shelf, along with 4, professional 72 cell seed starting trays 4 dome lids, and 4 trays to go underneath to hold and catch water.  Please see picture on our website:  https://watauga.ces.ncsu.edu/2018/01/hands-on-indoor-seed-starting-workshop-february-15-2018/ 

 If you need to be able to start more than 4trays of seed, 2 units can be purchased and they will fit on top of eachother. 

 

Please register by calling our office at 828-264-3061 or email paige_patterson@ncsu.eduPlease register by February 12th so that materials can be purchased for building the shelves.    

 

 

 

Feb 15 2018

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March 7, 2019: 7-9 PM  Identifying and Managing Woodland Threats, learn about forest health with emphasis on a few basic pest principles, model example of each threat, and some simple practices to help ensure your woodland remains healthy and productive.

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An optional fifth session maybe offered by the local Extension center. To participate in this course contact one of the following Extension offices.

Anson - https://anson.ces.ncsu.edu
Cherokee - https://cherokee.ces.ncsu.edu/
Clay - https://clay.ces.ncsu.edu/
Cleveland - https://cleveland.ces.ncsu.edu/
Cumberland - https://cumberland.ces.ncsu.edu/
Franklin - https://franklin.ces.ncsu.edu/
Harnett - https://harnett.ces.ncsu.edu/
Lee - https://lee.ces.ncsu.edu/
Mitchell - https://mitchell.ces.ncsu.edu/
Moore - https://moore.ces.ncsu.edu/
Pender - https://pender.ces.ncsu.edu/
Pitt - https://pitt.ces.ncsu.edu/
Rockingham - https://rockingham.ces.ncsu.edu/
Scotland - https://scotland.ces.ncsu.edu/
Wake - https://wake.ces.ncsu.edu/
Wilson - https://wilson.ces.ncsu.edu/
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Join other woodland landowners through out the region to learn about how you can take better care of your woodlands. This is a regional Extension course being offered in 5 sessions.  The first four sessions are webinars hosted by your local Extension center on Thursdays from 7-9 PM from February 21, 2019 to March 14, 2019. 

February 21, 2019: 7-9 PM   Getting to know your Woodlands, learn how natural and human forests have shaped the forest in this region and the importance of this knowledge when developing management plans and practices on their forests.

February 28, 2019: 7-9 PM Managing your Woodlands, learn about the basics of pine and hardwood management with tips on managing for the future.

March 7, 2019: 7-9 PM  Identifying and Managing Woodland Threats, learn about forest health with emphasis on a few basic pest principles, model example of each threat, and some simple practices to help ensure your woodland remains healthy and productive.

March 14, 2019: 7-9 PM  Wildlife and Woodlands, learn about wildlife and your woodlands with a focus on wildlife habitat requirements and enhancing habitat for game and non-game wildlife.

An optional fifth session maybe offered by the local Extension center. To participate in this course contact one of the following Extension offices.

Anson - https://anson.ces.ncsu.edu
Cherokee - https://cherokee.ces.ncsu.edu/
Clay - https://clay.ces.ncsu.edu/
Cleveland - https://cleveland.ces.ncsu.edu/
Cumberland - https://cumberland.ces.ncsu.edu/
Franklin - https://franklin.ces.ncsu.edu/
Harnett - https://harnett.ces.ncsu.edu/
Lee - https://lee.ces.ncsu.edu/
Mitchell - https://mitchell.ces.ncsu.edu/
Moore - https://moore.ces.ncsu.edu/
Pender - https://pender.ces.ncsu.edu/
Pitt - https://pitt.ces.ncsu.edu/
Rockingham - https://rockingham.ces.ncsu.edu/
Scotland - https://scotland.ces.ncsu.edu/
Wake - https://wake.ces.ncsu.edu/
Wilson - https://wilson.ces.ncsu.edu/
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