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on 2 calendars Low Maintenance Landscaping Sun Feb 14, 2016 Today 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Greensboro Arboretum, 401 Ashland Dr, Greensboro, NC 27403, United States
— 12 hours away

Everyone wants to save time and money on their landscape – you can do this while still creating a beautiful yard by making smart and environmentally-friendly choices. Class discussions focus on those choices, and selecting and growing plants that tolerate and even thrive in our Piedmont conditions.

CLASSES ARE FREE
Pre-Registration Is Requested
Call or email Pam Marshall at 641-2400 or pamela_marshall@ncsu.edu and sign up for your choice of workshop and location.

Wilson County Center Growing Mushrooms Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Wilson Ag. Center
— Tomorrow

Presented by Robert Elliot

Wilson County Center Growing Edible Mushrooms Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Wilson Botanical Gardens, 1806 Goldsboro Street South, Wilson, NC 27893, United States
— Tomorrow
Horticulture Edible Plants & Permaculture Techniques - Durham Garden Forum Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC 27705, United States
— 3 days away

Learn more about permaculture & expand your edible landscape. You will benefit from both Will’s (Will Hooker, former professor, NC State University, Horticulture Department) professional expertise & personal experience in his own amazing garden in this informative talk.

$10.00 fee per class or annual membership fee.
No pre-registration necessary.
durhamgardenforum@gmail.com

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on 2 calendars Totally Tomatoes - From Seed to Sandwiches Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension High Point Public Library, 901 N Main St, High Point, NC 27262, United States
— 4 days away

Now's the time to start thinking about it - how to get the earliest and the tastiest home-grown tomatoes from your own garden? That's all we'll be talking about in this session - proven tips and techniques for success with America's most popular vegetable (or is it a fruit?). Get ready for tomato sandwiches all summer long!

CLASSES ARE FREE
Pre-Registration Is Requested
Call or email Pam Marshall at 641-2400 or pamela_marshall@ncsu.edu and sign up for your choice of workshop and location.

Horticulture Totally Tomatoes - From Seed to Sandwiches Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension High Point Public Library, 901 N Main St, High Point, NC 27262, United States
— 4 days away

Now's the time to start thinking about it - how to get the earliest and the tastiest home-grown tomatoes from your own garden? That's all we'll be talking about in this session - proven tips and techniques for success with America's most popular vegetable (or is it a fruit?). Get ready for tomato sandwiches all summer long!

CLASSES ARE FREE
Pre-Registration Is Requested
Call or email Pam Marshall at 641-2400 or pamela_marshall@ncsu.edu and sign up for your choice of workshop and location.

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on 2 calendars Totally Tomatoes - All About our Favorite Fruit Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Kathleen Clay Edwards Library, 1420 Price Park Dr, Greensboro, NC 27410, United States
— 4 days away

Time to start planning, it’s the key to enjoying the taste of your own home-grown tomatoes. That’s all we’ll be talking about in this session – proven tips and techniques for successfully growing America’s most popular garden vegetable (or is it a fruit?). Get ready for tomato sandwiches all summer long.

CLASSES ARE FREE
Pre-Registration Is Requested
Call or email Pam Marshall at 641-2400 or pamela_marshall@ncsu.edu and sign up for your choice of workshop and location.

Horticulture The Ins and Outs of Home Landscaping: How to Choose, Use, and Care for Plants in the Home Garden Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
— 4 days away

Bryce Lane, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Emeritus and Lecturer Emeritus, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University

This eight-week course is designed for anyone who is interested in improving their own gardening skills in and around the home landscape. I have identified eight important gardening topics (one per week), and will discuss how to improve the way we perform them. Whether you are a seasoned gardener, or a beginner, have a huge arboretum-like garden, or have a few containers on your deck, this course will help you select, install, and maintain the plants you grow.

Feb. 10 – Introduction and plant selection
Feb. 17 – Bed preparation and planting
Feb. 24 – Post transplant care (watering, mulching and pruning)
March 2 – Plant nutrition and fertilizing
March 9 – Energy-saving landscapes
March 16 – Waterwise gardening practices
March 23 – Growing plants in containers (indoors and out)
March 30 – Pest management ("are you a good bug or a bad bug?")

Register:
https://commerce.cashnet.com/NCSUJCRA?itemcode=JCRA-1243

Details:
https://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=1243

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on 2 calendars Blueberry Production Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Rockingham County Agricultural Center 525 NC 65 Reidsville, NC 27320
— 5 days away

Come learn how to grow blueberries. This program is focused on care for new or young blueberry plants.

Horticulture Grow Native Wildflowers in Your Garden, Extension Gardening Seminar Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC, United States
— 5 days away

Presented by Kathleen Guerra & Nan Len, Durham County Extension Master Gardener volunteers. Why have a generic landscape when you can have a North Carolina one? Consider having native wildflowers. On a practical level, many of them are adapted to our local soil & climate. Aesthetically, they are lovely & are part of this region. Beneficially, they provide food & shelter for our native insects & birds. Kathleen & Nana will share a palette of native wildflowers that will provide all these advantages in your garden.
Class is free. Registration required.
Contact: gardenseducation@duke.edu 919-668-1707

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Horticulture Winter Symposium: On the Edge and in the Box: Gardening in Unusual Spaces Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
— 6 days away

"On the Edge and in the Box: Gardening in Unusual Spaces"

She gardens for tigers, elephants and half a million humans a year. He gardens in shipping containers where edible crops are controlled by smart phones. While our third guest created and maintained award winning green spaces dozens of feet in the air.

8:00 AM Registration, continental breakfast, and silent auction begins
8:30 AM Marie Butler
9:30 AM Break and auction
9:45 AM Ben Greene
10:45 AM Break and auction
11:00 AM Thomas Smarr
12:00 PM Conclusion and auction checkout

Cost:
Early registration (ends February 7, 2016): $50.00 for members, $65.00 for nonmembers; late registration (begins February 8, 2016): $65.00 for members, $80.00 for nonmembers.

Registration:
Advance registration is required. Please register online using our registration e-store. Registration is limited and is considered complete when payment is received.

Details:
https://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=1161

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on 2 calendars Totally Tomatoes - All About our Favorite Fruit Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Greensboro Arboretum, 401 Ashland Dr, Greensboro, NC 27403, United States
— 1 week away

Time to start planning, it’s the key to enjoying the taste of your own home-grown tomatoes. That’s all we’ll be talking about in this session – proven tips and techniques for successfully growing America’s most popular garden vegetable (or is it a fruit?). Get ready for tomato sandwiches all summer long.

CLASSES ARE FREE
Pre-Registration Is Requested
Call or email Pam Marshall at 641-2400 or pamela_marshall@ncsu.edu and sign up for your choice of workshop and location.

on 2 calendars Beneficial Insects: It's a Bug-Eat-Bug World Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Kathleen Clay Edwards Library, 1420 Price Park Dr, Greensboro, NC 27410, United States
— 1 week away

Did you know that less than 1% of insects are
considered pests? Let’s learn about some of the
beneficial insects who are natural pest enemies
(predators and parasites), and how to recognize these
“good guys” at various life stages. We’ll also discuss
how to protect and encourage their populations in our gardens.

CLASSES ARE FREE
Pre-Registration Is Requested
Call or email Pam Marshall at 641-2400 or pamela_marshall@ncsu.edu and sign up for your choice of workshop and location.

on 2 calendars Shiitake Mushroom Inoculation Workshop Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Rockingham County High School, 180 High School Rd, Reidsville, NC 27320, United States
— 1 week away

Come learn to inoculate oak logs with shiitake mushroom spawn to produce mushrooms. Cost $25 per person. Each person takes home one inoculated log for themselves to enjoy. Pre-registration required. Kathryn Holmes 336-342-8230 or kathryn_holmes@ncsu.edu

Wilson County Center 2016 Eastern NC Landscape Conference & Trade Show Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Nash Community College, 522 N Old Carriage Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804, United States
— 1 week away
on 2 calendars Shiitake Mushroom Inoculation Workshop Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Rockingham County High School, 180 High School Rd, Reidsville, NC 27320, United States
— 1 week away

Come learn to inoculate oak logs with shiitake mushroom spawn to produce mushrooms. Cost $25 per person. Each person takes home one inoculated log for themselves to enjoy. Pre-registration required. Kathryn Holmes 336-342-8230 or kathryn_holmes@ncsu.edu

Horticulture The Ins and Outs of Home Landscaping: How to Choose, Use, and Care for Plants in the Home Garden Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
— 2 weeks away

Bryce Lane, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Emeritus and Lecturer Emeritus, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University

This eight-week course is designed for anyone who is interested in improving their own gardening skills in and around the home landscape. I have identified eight important gardening topics (one per week), and will discuss how to improve the way we perform them. Whether you are a seasoned gardener, or a beginner, have a huge arboretum-like garden, or have a few containers on your deck, this course will help you select, install, and maintain the plants you grow.

Feb. 10 – Introduction and plant selection
Feb. 17 – Bed preparation and planting
Feb. 24 – Post transplant care (watering, mulching and pruning)
March 2 – Plant nutrition and fertilizing
March 9 – Energy-saving landscapes
March 16 – Waterwise gardening practices
March 23 – Growing plants in containers (indoors and out)
March 30 – Pest management ("are you a good bug or a bad bug?")

Register:
https://commerce.cashnet.com/NCSUJCRA?itemcode=JCRA-1243

Details:
https://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=1243

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Horticulture Rain Garden Design and Installation Workshop Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
— 2 weeks away

Sponsored by the Department of Horticultural Science, Stewart Design, and the JC Raulston Arboretum

Hands-on Design and Installation of a Rain Garden

This day-long workshop will explore site analysis and the design process for a rain garden that will be installed to rectify a drainage problem at the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University. Participants will get hands-on experience in the construction and plant installation of this rain garden.

Cost - $125.00

Registration - Advance registration is required.
https://commerce.cashnet.com/NCSUJCRA?itemcode=JCRA-1259

Registration is limited to 20 people and is considered complete when payment is received. Program cancellations can be made up to two weeks before the program's start date. A 15% cancellation fee applies.

Details - https://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=1259

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on 2 calendars Fruit Tree Training and Pruning Demonstration Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Bee Sweet Orchards 2229 Pannel Rd Reidsville, NC 27320
— 2 weeks away

Come see how to correctly prune and train fruit trees! Dr. Michael Parker from NCSU will demonstrate how to prune and train peach and apple trees to develop strong trees and maximize fruit yields. Contact Kathryn Holmes 336-342-8230 or kathryn_holmes for more information.

on 2 calendars Totally Tomatoes - All About our Favorite Fruit Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Bur-Mil Park (Wildlife Center), Morehead, NC, United States
— 2 weeks away

Time to start planning, it’s the key to enjoying the taste of your own home-grown tomatoes. That’s all we’ll be talking about in this session – proven tips and techniques for successfully growing America’s most popular garden vegetable (or is it a fruit?). Get ready for tomato sandwiches all summer long.

CLASSES ARE FREE
Pre-Registration Is Requested
Call or email Pam Marshall at 641-2400 or pamela_marshall@ncsu.edu and sign up for your choice of workshop and location.

on 2 calendars Blueberry Pruning Demonstration Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Pittsboro, NC
— 2 weeks away

The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a blueberry pruning demonstration on Saturday February 27 from 10:00 am – noon at Howard’s Farm a few miles west of Pittsboro on Hwy 64. Annual pruning is needed to control bush height and increase yields. Dr. Bill Cline, North Carolina State University Blueberry Specialist, will discuss and demonstrate proper pruning techniques for blueberries. This demonstration is open to the general public and appropriate for both commercial growers and home gardeners. There is no cost to attend but pre-registration is required. Space is limited so register early. Visit this website to register on-line: http://go.ncsu.edu/2016-blueberry-pruning

on 2 calendars Growing Fruits and Berries 101 Tue Mar 1, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Chatham Agriculture Building, 65 East Chatham St., Pittsboro
— 2 weeks away

This class will cover the information you need to know to successfully cultivate fruits and berries in central NC. This class is free but registration is required. For complete details and registration information, visit: https://chatham.ces.ncsu.edu/growing-fruits-and-berries-101/

on 2 calendars Totally Tomatoes - All About our Favorite Fruit Tue Mar 1, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NC Cooperative Extension 3309 Burlington Road, Greensboro
— 2 weeks away

Time to start planning, it’s the key to enjoying the taste of your own home-grown tomatoes. That’s all we’ll be talking about in this session – proven tips and techniques for successfully growing America’s most popular garden vegetable (or is it a fruit?). Get ready for tomato sandwiches all summer long.

CLASSES ARE FREE
Pre-Registration Is Requested
Call or email Pam Marshall at 641-2400 or pamela_marshall@ncsu.edu and sign up for your choice of workshop and location.

on 2 calendars Growing Fruits and Berries 101 Wed Mar 2, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Chatham County Agriculture Building, 65 East Chatham St., Pittsboro
— 2 weeks away

This class will cover the information you need to know to successfully cultivate fruits and berries in central NC. This class is free but registration is required. For complete details and registration information, visit: https://chatham.ces.ncsu.edu/growing-fruits-and-berries-101/

Horticulture The Ins and Outs of Home Landscaping: How to Choose, Use, and Care for Plants in the Home Garden Wed Mar 2, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
— 3 weeks away

Bryce Lane, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Emeritus and Lecturer Emeritus, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University

This eight-week course is designed for anyone who is interested in improving their own gardening skills in and around the home landscape. I have identified eight important gardening topics (one per week), and will discuss how to improve the way we perform them. Whether you are a seasoned gardener, or a beginner, have a huge arboretum-like garden, or have a few containers on your deck, this course will help you select, install, and maintain the plants you grow.

Feb. 10 – Introduction and plant selection
Feb. 17 – Bed preparation and planting
Feb. 24 – Post transplant care (watering, mulching and pruning)
March 2 – Plant nutrition and fertilizing
March 9 – Energy-saving landscapes
March 16 – Waterwise gardening practices
March 23 – Growing plants in containers (indoors and out)
March 30 – Pest management ("are you a good bug or a bad bug?")

Register:
https://commerce.cashnet.com/NCSUJCRA?itemcode=JCRA-1243

Details:
https://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=1243

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Horticulture Southern Piedmont Local Foods Conference Thu Mar 3, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Union County Agriculture Center, 3230 Presson Road, Monroe, NC 28112
— 3 weeks away

Registration and information: http://www.rockyriverlocalfoods.com/
Contact: Dustin Adcock, jdadcock@ncsu.edu

COST: only $25 for early birds!
KEYNOTE: Bob Garner
SESSIONS
-Vegetable Pest ManagemenEt
-Marketing and Business
-Aquaponics
-Cover Cropping
-Native Pollinators
-Soil Health
-Agritourism
-Blueberry Production
-Grazing & Pasture Management
-Poultry Processing and Egg Regulations
-Value-added Product Development

on 2 calendars Beneficial Insects: It's a Bug-Eat-Bug World Thu Mar 3, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Bur-Mil Park (Wildlife Center), Morehead, NC, United States
— 3 weeks away

Did you know that less than 1% of insects are
considered pests? Let’s learn about some of the
beneficial insects who are natural pest enemies
(predators and parasites), and how to recognize these
“good guys” at various life stages. We’ll also discuss
how to protect and encourage their populations in our gardens.

CLASSES ARE FREE
Pre-Registration Is Requested
Call or email Pam Marshall at 641-2400 or pamela_marshall@ncsu.edu and sign up for your choice of workshop and location.

Horticulture South Atlantic Hops Conference Fri Mar 4- Sun Mar 6, 2016 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Clarion Hotel Richmond Central, Richmond, VA
— 3 weeks away

Registration information is available here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-south-atlantic-hops-conference-tickets-19730934757

Organized by: North Carolina State University, Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, and Old Dominion Hops Cooperative

Contact: Jeanine Davis, 828-684-3562, Jeanine_Davis@ncsu.edu

The success of the craft beer industry and interest in using locally grown ingredients has encouraged an adventuresome group of farmers in the South Atlantic region to try their hands at growing hops. Most hops in the United States are produced in the Pacific Northwest where the climate is well suited to the needs of hops plants. Growing hops under the not so ide al conditions in the South Atlantic is challenging. So this conference is designed to bring in experts from across the country to advise this young industry.

The conference will kick off on Friday with commercial hop yard and brewery tours. Saturday will be a full day conference with concurrent sessions on all aspects of growing and selling hops. We have a great line-up of speakers including Ann George, Executive Director of US Hop Growers Association; James Altwies of Gorst Valley Hops; Dan Gridley of Farm Boy Hops; Ken Hurley, beer chemist at Virginia Tech; and Lina Quesada-Ocampo, plant pathologist at NC State University. There will be panel discussions on what brewers want from local growers and buying starter hop plants. Individual presentations will include growing hops in non-traditional areas, how to build a small hop yard, growing and marketing hops on a diversified farm, harvesting hops, processing hops, downy mildew control, beer chemistry, the status of the industr y, new opportunities for hop growers, and updates from North Carolina and Virginia universities on their hops research. It will be a great opportunity to network with brewers and growers at all stages of production .There will be a trade show and lunch will be served.

We have worked hard to make this a very reasonably priced conference. If you register by February 3, you can attend both days for just $80.12! There are also opportunities for exhibitors and sponsors. So check out the detailed information on our Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-south-atlantic-hops-conference-tickets-19730934757 and register today!

Horticulture 2016 South Atlantic Hops Conference Fri Mar 4, 2016 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Clarion Hotel Central, 3207 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23230, United States
— 3 weeks away

The success of the craft beer industry and interest in using locally grown ingredients has encouraged an adventuresome group of farmers in the South Atlantic region to try their hands at growing hops. Most hops in the United States are produced in the Pacific Northwest where the climate is well suited to the needs of hops plants. Growing hops under the not so ide al conditions in the South Atlantic is challenging. So this conference is designed to bring in experts from across the country to advise this young industry.

The conference will kick off on Friday with commercial hop yard and brewery tours. Saturday will be a full day conference with concurrent sessions on all aspects of growing and selling hops. We have a great line-up of speakers including Ann George, Executive Director of US Hop Growers Association; James Altwies of Gorst Valley Hops; Dan Gridley of Farm Boy Hops; Ken Hurley, beer chemist at Virginia Tech; and Lina Quesada-Ocampo, plant pathologist at NC State University. There will be panel discussions on what brewers want from local growers and buying starter hop plants. Individual presentations will include growing hops in non-traditional areas, how to build a small hop yard, growing and marketing hops on a diversified farm, harvesting hops, processing hops, downy mildew control, beer chemistry, the status of the industr y, new opportunities for hop growers, and updates from North Carolina and Virginia universities on their hops research. It will be a great opportunity to network with brewers and growers at all stages of production .There will be a trade show and lunch will be served.

We have worked hard to make this a very reasonably priced conference. If you register by February 3, you can attend both days for just $80.12! There are also opportunities for exhibitors and sponsors. So check out the detailed information on our Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-south-atlantic-hops-conference-tickets-19730934757 and register today!

Contact:
Jeanine Davis, 828-684-3562, Jeanine_Davis@ncsu.edu

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Horticulture 2016 South Atlantic Hops Conference Sat Mar 5, 2016 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Clarion Hotel Central, 3207 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23230, United States
— 3 weeks away

The success of the craft beer industry and interest in using locally grown ingredients has encouraged an adventuresome group of farmers in the South Atlantic region to try their hands at growing hops. Most hops in the United States are produced in the Pacific Northwest where the climate is well suited to the needs of hops plants. Growing hops under the not so ide al conditions in the South Atlantic is challenging. So this conference is designed to bring in experts from across the country to advise this young industry.

The conference will kick off on Friday with commercial hop yard and brewery tours. Saturday will be a full day conference with concurrent sessions on all aspects of growing and selling hops. We have a great line-up of speakers including Ann George, Executive Director of US Hop Growers Association; James Altwies of Gorst Valley Hops; Dan Gridley of Farm Boy Hops; Ken Hurley, beer chemist at Virginia Tech; and Lina Quesada-Ocampo, plant pathologist at NC State University. There will be panel discussions on what brewers want from local growers and buying starter hop plants. Individual presentations will include growing hops in non-traditional areas, how to build a small hop yard, growing and marketing hops on a diversified farm, harvesting hops, processing hops, downy mildew control, beer chemistry, the status of the industr y, new opportunities for hop growers, and updates from North Carolina and Virginia universities on their hops research. It will be a great opportunity to network with brewers and growers at all stages of production .There will be a trade show and lunch will be served.

We have worked hard to make this a very reasonably priced conference. If you register by February 3, you can attend both days for just $80.12! There are also opportunities for exhibitors and sponsors. So check out the detailed information on our Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-south-atlantic-hops-conference-tickets-19730934757 and register today!

Contact:
Jeanine Davis, 828-684-3562, Jeanine_Davis@ncsu.edu

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on 2 calendars Beneficial Insects: It's a Bug-Eat-Bug World Sun Mar 6, 2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Greensboro Arboretum, 401 Ashland Dr, Greensboro, NC 27403, United States
— 3 weeks away

Did you know that less than 1% of insects are
considered pests? Let’s learn about some of the
beneficial insects who are natural pest enemies
(predators and parasites), and how to recognize these
“good guys” at various life stages. We’ll also discuss
how to protect and encourage their populations in our gardens.

CLASSES ARE FREE
Pre-Registration Is Requested
Call or email Pam Marshall at 641-2400 or pamela_marshall@ncsu.edu and sign up for your choice of workshop and location.

on 2 calendars Beneficial Insects: It's a Bug-Eat-Bug World Tue Mar 8, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NC Cooperative Extension 3309 Burlington Road, Greensboro
— 3 weeks away

Did you know that less than 1% of insects are
considered pests? Let’s learn about some of the
beneficial insects who are natural pest enemies
(predators and parasites), and how to recognize these
“good guys” at various life stages. We’ll also discuss
how to protect and encourage their populations in our gardens.

CLASSES ARE FREE
Pre-Registration Is Requested
Call or email Pam Marshall at 641-2400 or pamela_marshall@ncsu.edu and sign up for your choice of workshop and location.

Wilson County Center Getting Ready for Canning Season Wed Mar 9, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Wilson County Cooperative Extension Kitchen
— 3 weeks away

Come and learn what you need in order to prepare for a successful season of canning. Bring your dial gauge pressure canner in for testing.
There is plenty of free information as well as Ball Blue Book Canning books for sale, $5.

Open workshop, free to the public.

Horticulture The Ins and Outs of Home Landscaping: How to Choose, Use, and Care for Plants in the Home Garden Wed Mar 9, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
— 4 weeks away

Bryce Lane, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Emeritus and Lecturer Emeritus, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University

This eight-week course is designed for anyone who is interested in improving their own gardening skills in and around the home landscape. I have identified eight important gardening topics (one per week), and will discuss how to improve the way we perform them. Whether you are a seasoned gardener, or a beginner, have a huge arboretum-like garden, or have a few containers on your deck, this course will help you select, install, and maintain the plants you grow.

Feb. 10 – Introduction and plant selection
Feb. 17 – Bed preparation and planting
Feb. 24 – Post transplant care (watering, mulching and pruning)
March 2 – Plant nutrition and fertilizing
March 9 – Energy-saving landscapes
March 16 – Waterwise gardening practices
March 23 – Growing plants in containers (indoors and out)
March 30 – Pest management ("are you a good bug or a bad bug?")

Register:
https://commerce.cashnet.com/NCSUJCRA?itemcode=JCRA-1243

Details:
https://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=1243

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Horticulture Piedmont Grown Conference: Increasing Farm Profitability Through Efficiency, Diversified Markets, & Unique Branding Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension James B. Hunt Jr. Library, 1070 Partners Way, Raleigh, NC 27606, United States
— 4 weeks away

Registration Fee: Range from $15 - $150
Registration Information: http://bit.ly/1URepcw
Questions?: Contact: Rebecca Dunning, 919-389-2220 or info@piedmontgrown.org

Piedmont Grown, a certification program that identifies and promotes farm products grown, raised, and made in North Carolina’s Piedmont region, is holding its fifth annual conference on Thursday, March 10 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Hunt Libra ry on NC State’s Centennial Campus, Raleigh. Join farmers, buyers, researchers, and eaters to celebrate local food and support farmers in their goal to grow the Piedmont Grown brand, increase efficiency, and expand sales.

This year's theme is Increasing Farm Profitability Through Efficiency, Diversified Markets and Unique Branding featuring keynote speaker Ben Hartman, author of The Lean Farm. Ben's keynote, "Using the Lean System to Earn a Comfortable Living on a Small Farm" is based on his years of experience on his farm minimizing waste, increasing efficiency, and maximizing value and profits. Ben and his wife, Rachel Hershberger, own and operate Clay Bottom Farm in Goshen, Indiana, where they make a living growing and selling specialty crops on less than an acre. Their food is sold locally to restaurants and cafeterias, at a farmers’ market, and through a community supported agriculture (CS A) program.

“Lean principles” were originally developed by the Japanese automotive industry, and Hartman has applied them to farming. As a result, he’s been able to drastically cut waste, increase profit, and make his family farm more environmentally and economically sustainable. Hartman’s approach of working smarter, not harder, aims to prevent the kind of burnout that start-up farmers often encounter and enable a new generation of young people – as well as seasoned farmers – to maintain and increase profits in small to medium-scale farming.

The conference will feature nine breakout sessions with a dynamic group of speakers including buyers, crop insurance specialists, marketing professionals, and farmers. Our lunch speaker, Sebastian Wolfrum of Epiphany Craft Malt, will explore the growth of the NC spirits industry and opportunities for market farmers to supply ingredients to local breweries, distilleries, and cideries.

Pie dmont Grown’s mission is to promote local food systems through the certification of food and farm products grown or raised in 37 counties in the North Carolina Piedmont Region. We want to link consumers to local farm fresh foods, build local markets for farmers and food entrepreneurs, and grow healthy and prosperous communities. For more information visit www.piedmontgrown.org.

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on 2 calendars Fruit Tree Pruning Demonstration Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Pittsboro, NC
— 4 weeks away

The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a blueberry pruning demonstration on Saturday February 27 from 10:00 am – noon at Howard’s Farm a few miles west of Pittsboro on Hwy 64. Annual pruning is needed to control bush height and increase yields. Dr. Bill Cline, North Carolina State University Blueberry Specialist, will discuss and demonstrate proper pruning techniques for blueberries. This demonstration is open to the general public and appropriate for both commercial growers and home gardeners. There is no cost to attend but pre-registration is required. Space is limited so register early. Visit this website to register on-line: http://go.ncsu.edu/2016-fruit-tree-pruning

on 2 calendars Grow Your Best Vegetable Garden Sun Mar 13, 2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Greensboro Arboretum, 401 Ashland Dr, Greensboro, NC 27403, United States
— 4 weeks away

Learn about best practices for best results in your
Piedmont vegetable garden, including: how to prepare
soil, the selection and timing of vegetable varieties, and
using integrated pest management techniques to
control insects and diseases organically. Growing your
own food can be economical and enjoyable!

CLASSES ARE FREE
Pre-Registration Is Requested
Call or email Pam Marshall at 641-2400 or pamela_marshall@ncsu.edu and sign up for your choice of workshop and location.

on 2 calendars Grow Your Best Vegetable Garden Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Kathleen Clay Edwards Library, 1420 Price Park Dr, Greensboro, NC 27410, United States
— 4 weeks away

Learn about best practices for best results in your
Piedmont vegetable garden, including: how to prepare
soil, the selection and timing of vegetable varieties, and
using integrated pest management techniques to
control insects and diseases organically. Growing your
own food can be economical and enjoyable!

CLASSES ARE FREE
Pre-Registration Is Requested
Call or email Pam Marshall at 641-2400 or pamela_marshall@ncsu.edu and sign up for your choice of workshop and location.

Wilson County Center Working Forest Summit for NC Landowners Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Sampson County Agri-Exposition Center, 414 Warsaw Rd, Clinton, NC 28328, United States
— 1 month away

Are you interested in improving forest health while building family wealth? If so, come to the Working Forest Summit to hear from landowners and professionals on topics related to taxes, market trends and selling timber, wildlife management and prescribed burning and much more!

The event is free for private landowners but registration is required. Registration deadline is March 9, 2016. To learn more about the summit and to register visit
http://www.ncsu-feop.org/landowners/

For directions to the workshop location, please visit this webpage:
http://www.sampsonexpocenter.com/directions.asp

on 2 calendars Grow Your Best Vegetable Garden Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension High Point Public Library, 901 N Main St, High Point, NC 27262, United States
— 1 month away

Time to get out and get growing! Learn about best practices for best results in your Piedmont vegetable garden, including: how to prepare soil, the selection and timing of vegetable varieties, and using integrated pest management techniques to control insects and diseases organically. Growing your own food can be economical and enjoyable too.

Classes are free! No pre-registration required.
Questions? Contact Pam Marshall at 336-641-2400 or pamela_marshall@ncsu.edu.

Horticulture The Ins and Outs of Home Landscaping: How to Choose, Use, and Care for Plants in the Home Garden Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
— 1 month away

Bryce Lane, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Emeritus and Lecturer Emeritus, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University

This eight-week course is designed for anyone who is interested in improving their own gardening skills in and around the home landscape. I have identified eight important gardening topics (one per week), and will discuss how to improve the way we perform them. Whether you are a seasoned gardener, or a beginner, have a huge arboretum-like garden, or have a few containers on your deck, this course will help you select, install, and maintain the plants you grow.

Feb. 10 – Introduction and plant selection
Feb. 17 – Bed preparation and planting
Feb. 24 – Post transplant care (watering, mulching and pruning)
March 2 – Plant nutrition and fertilizing
March 9 – Energy-saving landscapes
March 16 – Waterwise gardening practices
March 23 – Growing plants in containers (indoors and out)
March 30 – Pest management ("are you a good bug or a bad bug?")

Register:
https://commerce.cashnet.com/NCSUJCRA?itemcode=JCRA-1243

Details:
https://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=1243

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on 2 calendars Grow Your Best Vegetable Garden Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Bur-Mil Park (Wildlife Center), Morehead, NC, United States
— 1 month away

Learn about best practices for best results in your
Piedmont vegetable garden, including: how to prepare
soil, the selection and timing of vegetable varieties, and
using integrated pest management techniques to
control insects and diseases organically. Growing your
own food can be economical and enjoyable!

CLASSES ARE FREE
Pre-Registration Is Requested
Call or email Pam Marshall at 641-2400 or pamela_marshall@ncsu.edu and sign up for your choice of workshop and location.

on 2 calendars Easy to Grow Culinary Herbs Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Greensboro Arboretum, 401 Ashland Dr, Greensboro, NC 27403, United States
— 1 month away

Some of us already grow basil, oregano, and thyme – but
what about stevia, sage, or lemon grass? By knowing the
characteristics of the plants, you can have lots of fresh
herbs to use year round. Come join us to talk about
being successful at growing the herbs you want to use in your kitchen.

CLASSES ARE FREE
Pre-Registration Is Requested
Call or email Pam Marshall at 641-2400 or pamela_marshall@ncsu.edu and sign up for your choice of workshop and location.

on 2 calendars Grow Your Best Vegetable Garden Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NC Cooperative Extension 3309 Burlington Road, Greensboro
— 1 month away

Learn about best practices for best results in your
Piedmont vegetable garden, including: how to prepare
soil, the selection and timing of vegetable varieties, and
using integrated pest management techniques to
control insects and diseases organically. Growing your
own food can be economical and enjoyable!

CLASSES ARE FREE
Pre-Registration Is Requested
Call or email Pam Marshall at 641-2400 or pamela_marshall@ncsu.edu and sign up for your choice of workshop and location.

Horticulture A Symposium on Emerging Plant Disease and Global Food Security Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Duke Energy Room, James B. Hunt Jr. Library, Partners Way, Raleigh, NC, United States
— 1 month away

The Emerging Plant Disease and Global Food Security Chancellors Faculty Excellence Program cluster at NC State will host an international symposium March 23-24, 2016 in Raleigh, to bring together experts that study emerging plant diseases and their arthropod vectors. Managing the threats of emerging diseases that affect agricultural crop plants requires experts in genetics, biology, epidemiology, climate change, metadata analysis, geospatial analytics and global development policy.

We will synthesize new developments on emerging plant disease biology and discuss an expanding array of new technologies to gather, analyze, synthesize, and share knowledge about emerging infectious diseases of plants that affect global food security. Four sessions with keynote speakers, a closing panel and posters are planned.

Details: https://www.ncsu.edu/mckimmon/cpe/opd/EPD/agenda.html

Wilson County Center Getting Ready for Canning Season Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Wilson County Cooperative Extension Kitchen
— 1 month away

Come and learn what you need in order to prepare for a successful season of canning. Bring your dial gauge pressure canner in for testing.
There is plenty of free information as well as Ball Blue Book Canning books for sale, $5.

Open workshop, free to the public.

Horticulture The Ins and Outs of Home Landscaping: How to Choose, Use, and Care for Plants in the Home Garden Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
— 1 month away

Bryce Lane, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Emeritus and Lecturer Emeritus, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University

This eight-week course is designed for anyone who is interested in improving their own gardening skills in and around the home landscape. I have identified eight important gardening topics (one per week), and will discuss how to improve the way we perform them. Whether you are a seasoned gardener, or a beginner, have a huge arboretum-like garden, or have a few containers on your deck, this course will help you select, install, and maintain the plants you grow.

Feb. 10 – Introduction and plant selection
Feb. 17 – Bed preparation and planting
Feb. 24 – Post transplant care (watering, mulching and pruning)
March 2 – Plant nutrition and fertilizing
March 9 – Energy-saving landscapes
March 16 – Waterwise gardening practices
March 23 – Growing plants in containers (indoors and out)
March 30 – Pest management ("are you a good bug or a bad bug?")

Register:
https://commerce.cashnet.com/NCSUJCRA?itemcode=JCRA-1243

Details:
https://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=1243

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Horticulture A Symposium on Emerging Plant Disease and Global Food Security Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Duke Energy Room, James B. Hunt Jr. Library, Partners Way, Raleigh, NC, United States
— 1 month away

The Emerging Plant Disease and Global Food Security Chancellors Faculty Excellence Program cluster at NC State will host an international symposium March 23-24, 2016 in Raleigh, to bring together experts that study emerging plant diseases and their arthropod vectors. Managing the threats of emerging diseases that affect agricultural crop plants requires experts in genetics, biology, epidemiology, climate change, metadata analysis, geospatial analytics and global development policy.

We will synthesize new developments on emerging plant disease biology and discuss an expanding array of new technologies to gather, analyze, synthesize, and share knowledge about emerging infectious diseases of plants that affect global food security. Four sessions with keynote speakers, a closing panel and posters are planned.

Details: https://www.ncsu.edu/mckimmon/cpe/opd/EPD/agenda.html

on 2 calendars Easy to Grow Culinary Herbs Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Kathleen Clay Edwards Library, 1420 Price Park Dr, Greensboro, NC 27410, United States
— 1 month away

Some of us already grow basil, oregano, and thyme – but
what about stevia, sage, or lemon grass? By knowing the
characteristics of the plants, you can have lots of fresh
herbs to use year round. Come join us to talk about
being successful at growing the herbs you want to use in your kitchen.

CLASSES ARE FREE
Pre-Registration Is Requested
Call or email Pam Marshall at 641-2400 or pamela_marshall@ncsu.edu and sign up for your choice of workshop and location.

on 2 calendars Easy to Grow Culinary Herbs Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NC Cooperative Extension 3309 Burlington Road, Greensboro
— 1 month away

Some of us already grow basil, oregano, and thyme – but
what about stevia, sage, or lemon grass? By knowing the
characteristics of the plants, you can have lots of fresh
herbs to use year round. Come join us to talk about
being successful at growing the herbs you want to use in your kitchen.

CLASSES ARE FREE
Pre-Registration Is Requested
Call or email Pam Marshall at 641-2400 or pamela_marshall@ncsu.edu and sign up for your choice of workshop and location.

Horticulture The Ins and Outs of Home Landscaping: How to Choose, Use, and Care for Plants in the Home Garden Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
— 1 month away

Bryce Lane, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Emeritus and Lecturer Emeritus, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University

This eight-week course is designed for anyone who is interested in improving their own gardening skills in and around the home landscape. I have identified eight important gardening topics (one per week), and will discuss how to improve the way we perform them. Whether you are a seasoned gardener, or a beginner, have a huge arboretum-like garden, or have a few containers on your deck, this course will help you select, install, and maintain the plants you grow.

Feb. 10 – Introduction and plant selection
Feb. 17 – Bed preparation and planting
Feb. 24 – Post transplant care (watering, mulching and pruning)
March 2 – Plant nutrition and fertilizing
March 9 – Energy-saving landscapes
March 16 – Waterwise gardening practices
March 23 – Growing plants in containers (indoors and out)
March 30 – Pest management ("are you a good bug or a bad bug?")

Register:
https://commerce.cashnet.com/NCSUJCRA?itemcode=JCRA-1243

Details:
https://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=1243

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on 2 calendars Easy to Grow Culinary Herbs Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Bur-Mil Park (Wildlife Center), Morehead, NC, United States
— 2 months away

Some of us already grow basil, oregano, and thyme – but
what about stevia, sage, or lemon grass? By knowing the
characteristics of the plants, you can have lots of fresh
herbs to use year round. Come join us to talk about
being successful at growing the herbs you want to use in your kitchen.

CLASSES ARE FREE
Pre-Registration Is Requested
Call or email Pam Marshall at 641-2400 or pamela_marshall@ncsu.edu and sign up for your choice of workshop and location.

on 2 calendars Edible Landscapes Sun Apr 3, 2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Greensboro Arboretum, 401 Ashland Dr, Greensboro, NC 27403, United States
— 2 months away

One of the hottest trends today is adding to your quality
of life, and the enjoyment of your gardening space, by
including plants that are both ornamental and edible in
the landscape. Spring is a natural time to get started, so
please join us for some ideas and inspiration on creating
your own ‘paradise garden’.

CLASSES ARE FREE
Pre-Registration Is Requested
Call or email Pam Marshall at 641-2400 or pamela_marshall@ncsu.edu and sign up for your choice of workshop and location.

Horticulture ADVANCED POSTHARVEST HANDLING FOR ENHANCED SHELF LIFE Mon Apr 4, 2016 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759
— 2 months away

Online Registration: http://goo.gl/forms/lGgYupzaVA
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 29
Questions: Contact Craig Mauney at (828) 697-4891 or craig_mauney@ncsu.edu

This project is supported by the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative competitive grant no. 2013-68004-20363 of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Horticulture ADVANCED POSTHARVEST HANDLING FOR ENHANCED SHELF LIFE Wed Apr 6, 2016 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Bull City Cool Food Hub, 902 N Mangum Street, Durham, NC 27704
— 2 months away

Registration Fee: $35.00/person (includes lunch and snacks)
Online Registration: http://goo.gl/forms/lGgYupzaVA
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 29
Questions: Contact Karla Capacetti, POP Market Manager at (919) 308-2750

This project is supported by the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative competitive grant no. 2013-68004-20363 of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Horticulture ADVANCED POSTHARVEST HANDLING FOR ENHANCED SHELF LIFE Thu Apr 7, 2016 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Rowan County Center, 2727 Old Concord Road, Salisbury, NC 28146
— 2 months away

Registration Fee: $35.00/person (includes lunch and snacks)
Online Registration: http://goo.gl/forms/lGgYupzaVA
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 29
Questions: Contact Danelle Cutting at (704) 216-8970 or danelle_cutting@ncsu.edu

This project is supported by the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative competitive grant no. 2013-68004-20363 of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

on 2 calendars Webinar - The Green Leap: Conserving Biodiversity in Subdivision Development Thu Apr 7, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension http://www.forestrywebinars.net/
— 2 months away

April 7, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 PM US/Eastern

To join the webinar visit http://www.forestrywebinars.net/webinars/the-green-leap-conserving-biodiversity-in-subdivision-development

Pre-registration not required.

Presenter: Dr. Mark Hostetler, Professor, Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, University of Florida (UF). With over twenty years of experience in urban wildlife and green development issues, Dr. Hostetler conducts research and outreach on how urban landscapes could be designed and managed, from small to large scales, to conserve biodiversity.

Credits:

International Society of Arboriculture - 1 hour NA Credit [credits applied for]
Society of American Foresters - 1 hour Category 1 Credit [credits applied for]

on 2 calendars Edible Landscapes Thu Apr 7, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Bur-Mil Park (Wildlife Center), Morehead, NC, United States
— 2 months away

One of the hottest trends today is adding to your quality
of life, and the enjoyment of your gardening space, by
including plants that are both ornamental and edible in
the landscape. Spring is a natural time to get started, so
please join us for some ideas and inspiration on creating
your own ‘paradise garden’.

CLASSES ARE FREE
Pre-Registration Is Requested
Call or email Pam Marshall at 641-2400 or pamela_marshall@ncsu.edu and sign up for your choice of workshop and location.

on 2 calendars Edible Landscapes Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Kathleen Clay Edwards Library, 1420 Price Park Dr, Greensboro, NC 27410, United States
— 2 months away

One of the hottest trends today is adding to your quality
of life, and the enjoyment of your gardening space, by
including plants that are both ornamental and edible in
the landscape. Spring is a natural time to get started, so
please join us for some ideas and inspiration on creating
your own ‘paradise garden’.

CLASSES ARE FREE
Pre-Registration Is Requested
Call or email Pam Marshall at 641-2400 or pamela_marshall@ncsu.edu and sign up for your choice of workshop and location.

on 2 calendars Edible Landscapes Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NC Cooperative Extension 3309 Burlington Road, Greensboro
— 2 months away

One of the hottest trends today is adding to your quality
of life, and the enjoyment of your gardening space, by
including plants that are both ornamental and edible in
the landscape. Spring is a natural time to get started, so
please join us for some ideas and inspiration on creating
your own ‘paradise garden’.

CLASSES ARE FREE
Pre-Registration Is Requested
Call or email Pam Marshall at 641-2400 or pamela_marshall@ncsu.edu and sign up for your choice of workshop and location.

Horticulture Aquaponics Tour at Lucky Clay Farm - For Extension Educators Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lucky Clays Farm, 40120 Old Cottonville Rd, Norwood, NC 28128, United States
— 2 months away

Join us at Lucky Clays Farm for a tour of their aquaponics facility and learn more about their system including produce and tilapia/ prawn production. Dr. Harry Daniels, NC State University Applied Ecologist and Aquaculture Specialist will also be on hand to answer questions.

http://luckyclaysfarm.com/

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Lisa Forehand
CEFS Extension & Outreach Coordinator
Horticultural Science
lisa_forehand@ncsu.edu
(919) 513-0954

on 2 calendars Backyard Habitat: Gardening With (and in Spite of) Wildlife Sun Apr 17, 2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Greensboro Arboretum, 401 Ashland Dr, Greensboro, NC 27403, United States
— 2 months away

One of the great benefits gardeners enjoy is observing
and supporting nature since birds, butterflies, and other
creatures find habitat in our yards – this program is
about how to make them welcome. We’ll also talk a
little bit about ways to discourage any uninvited guests
who may sometimes come to the party.

CLASSES ARE FREE
Pre-Registration Is Requested
Call or email Pam Marshall at 641-2400 or pamela_marshall@ncsu.edu and sign up for your choice of workshop and location.

Wilson County Center Building, Modifying, Growing a Box Garden Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Wilson Ag. Center
— 2 months away

Presented by Julia Newton

on 2 calendars Edible Landscaping Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension High Point Public Library, 901 N Main St, High Point, NC 27262, United States
— 2 months away

One of the hottest trends today is adding to your quality of life, and the enjoyment of your gardening space, by including plants that are both ornamental and edible in the landscape. Spring is a natural time to get started, so please join us for some ideas and inspiration on creating your own home ‘paradise garden’.

Classes are free! No pre-registration required.
Questions?
Contact Pam Marshall at 641-2400 or at pamela_marshall@ncsu.edu

on 2 calendars Backyard Habitat: Gardening With (and in Spite of) Wildlife Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Bur-Mil Park (Wildlife Center), Morehead, NC, United States
— 2 months away

One of the great benefits gardeners enjoy is observing
and supporting nature since birds, butterflies, and other
creatures find habitat in our yards – this program is
about how to make them welcome. We’ll also talk a
little bit about ways to discourage any uninvited guests
who may sometimes come to the party.

CLASSES ARE FREE
Pre-Registration Is Requested
Call or email Pam Marshall at 641-2400 or pamela_marshall@ncsu.edu and sign up for your choice of workshop and location.

on 2 calendars Backyard Habitat: Gardening With (and in Spite of) Wildlife Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Kathleen Clay Edwards Library, 1420 Price Park Dr, Greensboro, NC 27410, United States
— 2 months away

One of the great benefits gardeners enjoy is observing
and supporting nature since birds, butterflies, and other
creatures find habitat in our yards – this program is
about how to make them welcome. We’ll also talk a
little bit about ways to discourage any uninvited guests
who may sometimes come to the party.

CLASSES ARE FREE
Pre-Registration Is Requested
Call or email Pam Marshall at 641-2400 or pamela_marshall@ncsu.edu and sign up for your choice of workshop and location.

on 2 calendars Backyard Habitat: Gardening With (and in Spite of) Wildlife Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NC Cooperative Extension 3309 Burlington Road, Greensboro
— 2 months away

One of the great benefits gardeners enjoy is observing
and supporting nature since birds, butterflies, and other
creatures find habitat in our yards – this program is
about how to make them welcome. We’ll also talk a
little bit about ways to discourage any uninvited guests
who may sometimes come to the party.

CLASSES ARE FREE
Pre-Registration Is Requested
Call or email Pam Marshall at 641-2400 or pamela_marshall@ncsu.edu and sign up for your choice of workshop and location.

Horticulture Got 2 Be NC Festival (NCDA&CS) Fri May 20- Mon May 23, 2016 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Raleigh, NC
— 3 months away

More information: http://gottobencfestival.com/default.htm

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