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Canning Workshops
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Canning Workshops This Summer At the Buncombe County Cooperative Extension Center 94 Coxe Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 255-5522 Canning and Preserving Made Easy Lecture Class At the Buncombe County and Madison County Cooperative Extension Centers Canning season is here and it’s time to get prepared. You want to check your equipment to make sure it is ready for use. Buy new lids to replace the lids used last year. Check your bans and jars to see that they are in good condition. You need to check your gaskets and pressure gauges. You can call our office to set up an appointment for checking the pressure gauge. To learn more about canning or just to brush up on the newest information on food preservation from Canning to Freezing to Drying come to the Canning and Preserving Made Easy program offered two times on July 7, 2015 5:30pm – 9:00pm at the Buncombe County Cooperative Extension Center and on July 8, 2015 1pm – 4:30pm at the Madison County Cooperative Extension Center. Pre-registration is required and a $5 fee will be charged to cover costs for materials. Call Buncombe County Cooperative Extension Center at (828) 255-5522 or the Madison County Cooperative Extension office at (828) 649-2411 to register or for more information. Buncombe County Hands-On Classes Putting Up Jams and Fruits!                Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 10am to 2pm Fruits are a fun food to preserve. Join us as we make a jam from a seasonal fruit and learn ways to can our high acid fruits using a water bath canner. Cost $10.   It’s Pickling Time!                                Friday, July 10, 2015 - 10am to 2pm Come learn how to make a simple dill pickle and preserve those little pickling cucumbers for the long fall and winter months. This class will also discuss how to make relishes and other pickled products. Cost $10. Canning Beans Safely!                          Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 10am to 3pm One of the most popular foods to can is beans, but it can also be one of the most riskiest to eat if not canned safely. Come, can beans together with us and learn the latest recommendations for canning your beans to use later in those wintertime casseroles. This class will cover using weighted and gauge pressure canners as well as discuss the importance of adjusting time for canning at higher altitudes. Cost $10 Putting Tomatoes By!                           Thursday, August 13, 2015- 10am to 3pm One of the best foods for learning how to can is tomatoes. In this hands-on class we cover canning tomatoes with a water bath canner and a pressure canner. Because we cover both methods of canning, this class allows you to experience both techniques. We will also discuss freezing and dehydrating tomatoes as other options for preserving them for future use. Cost $10.

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Do you have garden questions?  Is there a Plant or pest you cannot identify? Please come and visit or call the Master Gardener Helpline at the Buncombe County Cooperative Extension Center. If you have a particular question about a pest or plant ID question, please bring a sample when you visit. The Master Gardener Helpline and Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm Friday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm. Please call 828-255-5522 or visit the helpline at the Buncombe County Center, 94 Coxe Ave., Asheville

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Rain Barrel
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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 http://rainbarrelusa.com/

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Bermudagrass control in landscapes

Bermudagrass, crabgrass and other annual grasses seem to defy the drought conditions that make our landscape plants wilt.  Annual grassy weeds, like crabgrass, can be removed by hand and controlled with mulches and MORE » – from   Horticulture

A GARDENING GUIDE FOR OUR MOUNTAINS popular

Need an inexpensive and very useful holiday gift for a gardener, for a gift exchange, or for yourself?  Buncombe County Cooperative Extension offers this attractive and informative 30 page Guide tailored to growing MORE »

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Canning Workshops This Summer! popular

Canning Workshops This Summer At the Buncombe County Cooperative Extension Center 94 Coxe Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 255-5522 Canning and Preserving Made Easy Lecture Class At the Buncombe County and Madison County MORE »

Seed Drill Available for Rent

Buncombe County Soil and Water Conservation District’s seed drill is available for rent through the district. Reserve your dates for spring planting! The drill can be picked up on the reserved date at MORE »

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Meet the Tomato Bug! popular

I got a call from a Chatham County greenhouse tomato grower recently about an insect flying around that they had never seen. I visited the greenhouse and saw many tiny insects moving around the MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

Garden Tour – June 13, 2015

2015 Garden Tour – June 13 Explore, learn and grow at the Buncombe County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Garden Tour, Saturday, June 13, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm – RAIN or SHINE. Seven MORE »

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Summer Canning Workshop: Putting Up Jams and FruitsThu Jul 2, 2015
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Buncombe County Cooperative Extension
— Tomorrow
Ask a Gardener- Asheville City MarketSat Jul 4, 2015
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Where:
Asheville City Market 161 charlotte st asheville, nc
— 3 days away
Ask a Gardener- Asheville City MarketSat Jul 4, 2015
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Where:
Asheville City Market 161 charlotte st asheville, nc
— 3 days away
Commercial Pesticide ExamWed Jul 8, 2015
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
Transylvania County Cooperative Extension Center, 98, East Morgan Street, Brevard NC
— 1 week away
Certified Plant Professional Short CourseFri Jul 10, 2015
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Where:
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
— 1 week away
Certified Plant Professional Short CourseFri Jul 10, 2015
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
— 1 week away
Summer Canning Workshop: It's Pickling Time!Fri Jul 10, 2015
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Buncombe County Cooperative Extension Center
— 1 week away
Backyard Compost DemonstrationSat Jul 11 - Sat Jul 11, 2015 - ALL DAY— 1 week away
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