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Rain Barrel
Availability

Has the gardener in the family been coveting a rain barrel? Buncombe County Cooperative Extension has 80 gallon rain barrels available. Each barrel comes complete with fittings and installation instructions. Barrels are available for $110 + tax, cash or check only. To purchase your barrel, come to the Buncombe County Extension Office, 94 Coxe Ave., Asheville, NC 28801. To check availability call (828) 255-5522. We’ll be happy to hold your barrel for pick up. Check out the barrel on Rain Barrel USA.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Rain Barrel
Availability

Has the gardener in the family been coveting a rain barrel? Buncombe County Cooperative Extension has 80 gallon rain barrels available. Each barrel comes complete with fittings and installation instructions. Barrels are available for $110 + tax, cash or check only. To purchase your barrel, come to the Buncombe County Extension Office, 94 Coxe Ave., Asheville, NC 28801. To check availability call (828) 255-5522. We’ll be happy to hold your barrel for pick up. Check out the barrel on Rain Barrel USA.

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Munsell color book being used to determine the hue, value and chroma of a soil.

Soil 101: Introduction
to Soil – Online!

Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college tuition and spend long hours in a classroom. Now, with the power of the internet at your fingertips, the NC Cooperative Extension Service is bringing a first class Introduction to Soil education to your office, dining room table, or local coffee shop. Learn more about this open online course at http://go.ncsu.edu/introduction-to-soil

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Fruits and vegetable produce stand

Horticulture
InfoSearches Provide Answers!

Looking for answers to fruit, vegetable, weed or floriculture questions? The NC State University Department of Horticulture invites you to try their powerful, but focused search engines designed to provide answers from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites and NC State University, and archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s).  Use these search engines for all of your fruit, vegetable, weed and floriculture questions. Floriculture InfoSearch Fruit InfoSearch Vegetable InfoSearch Weed InfoSearch

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Kudzu bugs on Fig leaf in May

Kudzu Bugs

What are those bugs all over the house, the garden, the soybeans? If you are encountering kudzu bugs for the first time, Debbie Roos, Extension Agent for NC Cooperative Extension in Chatham County has created a great resource page with several photos to help you identify this new pest. (photo by Debbie Roos)

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NCSU Floriculture InfoSearch screen

Floriculture
InfoSearch

Floriculture InfoSearch is a powerful, but focused search engine designed to bring you floriculture information from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites, NC State University, and the American Floral Endowment Floriculture Archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s). Use this search engine for all of your floriculture questions. http://floricultureinfosearch.ces.ncsu.edu/

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Floral Design Workshop for Mountain State Fair

A floral design workshop will be given by Buncombe County Extension Master Gardeners with floral design experience on July 8th, 9:30 – 11:30am at the WNC Ag Center, Gate 5, at the Pony Express MORE »

Writing a Business Plan for Your Farm

Learn the basics of business planning for your farm operation in this two-hour workshop. We will discuss what makes up a business plan and how to create one that is an effective farm tool. MORE »

Cucurbit Downy Mildew Detected in NC

Dr. Lina M. Quesada-Ocampo, NCSU Pathologist, has reported that the first cucurbit downy mildew outbreak of the season has been detected in Duplin County, NC.  This was somewhat expected given the recent reports MORE »

2014 Food Preservation and Hands-On Classes

All canning classes will be taught by Cathy Hohenstein, Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences. Please call the Buncombe County Cooperative Extension Center to register for any of these classes. 828-255-5522 2014 Food MORE »

Buncombe County Strawberry Producers

Local farms where you can purchase strawberries. Some are U-Pick, some are farm stand so please call the individual farm for more information on days and times of operation. Buncombe County Strawberry MORE »

New Eating Smart Moving More Classes

New Eating Smart Moving More classes starting in June. Come, join Margaret Ruff, our Adult EFNEP Program Assistant, as she begins another enjoyable and informative round of nutrition classes. Free gifts, free food MORE »

Gardening in the Mountains 2014

A Free Series Presented by the Buncombe County Extension Master Gardeners Classes held at the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Buncombe Counter Center at 94 Coxe Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801. Classes are free, but MORE »

Farmer Incubator Program

A PROGRAM OF SAHC’S COMMUNITY FARM AND FOOD PROJECT We are now accepting applications for our new “Farmer Incubator Program” for the 2014 season. Do you have farming experience? Do you have a farm MORE »

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Certified Plant Professional Short CourseTue Jul 29, 2014 Today
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
The North Carolina Arboretum, Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC, United States
— 2 hours ago
CPP Short CourseTue Jul 29, 2014 Today
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
The North Carolina Arboretum, Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC, United States, North America
— 2 hours ago
Pesticide Collection Day - Hendersonville at Jackson ParkWed Jul 30, 2014
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
100 Jackson Park Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792
— 15 hours away
NCSU 15th Vermicomposting ConferenceThu Jul 31 - Fri Aug 1, 2014 - ALL DAY Where:
Doubletree by Hilton - Brownstone Hotel, Raleigh, North Carolina
— Tomorrow
CPP ExamThu Jul 31, 2014
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM— 2 days away
2014 Tomato Field DayThu Aug 7, 2014
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center, Mills River, NC
— 1 week away
Buncombe Friends of Ag BreakfastTue Aug 12, 2014
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Where:
WNC Agriculture Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher, NC
— 2 weeks away
Organic Cucurbit Variety Selection & Seed Saving Field DayTue Aug 12, 2014
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
Mountain Research Station, 265 Test Farm Rd, Waynesville, NC
— 2 weeks away
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