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Buncombe Extension
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Want to learn more about Buncombe County Extension Master Gardeners? Buncombe County Master Gardener Information Buncombe Master Gardener Website  Subscribe to the Blog Like the Master Gardeners on Facebook PLEASE NOTE.... EMGV Training Class 2016: N.C. Cooperative Extension, Buncombe County Center, will not be offering an Extension Master Gardener Certification class in 2016. Positive changes to update and streamline the EMGV training curriculum statewide are underway and more than likely will not be completed in time for the 2016 class deadlines. In addition, NC Cooperative Extension is implementing a strategic plan that affects budget, staffing, resources and programming on the local level, making it difficult to fully manage the many aspects and activities of our current master gardener group. It is important that we have the program support and curriculum resources needed to provide a great experience for our all of our volunteers. Please be patient as we revamp the program and make sure the class of 2017 has the best EMGV experience possible. Please call 828-255-5522 to register your name and be notified about the 2017 EMGV Certification application period.

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Buncombe Extension
Master Gardener

Want to learn more about Buncombe County Extension Master Gardeners? Buncombe County Master Gardener Information Buncombe Master Gardener Website  Subscribe to the Blog Like the Master Gardeners on Facebook PLEASE NOTE.... EMGV Training Class 2016: N.C. Cooperative Extension, Buncombe County Center, will not be offering an Extension Master Gardener Certification class in 2016. Positive changes to update and streamline the EMGV training curriculum statewide are underway and more than likely will not be completed in time for the 2016 class deadlines. In addition, NC Cooperative Extension is implementing a strategic plan that affects budget, staffing, resources and programming on the local level, making it difficult to fully manage the many aspects and activities of our current master gardener group. It is important that we have the program support and curriculum resources needed to provide a great experience for our all of our volunteers. Please be patient as we revamp the program and make sure the class of 2017 has the best EMGV experience possible. Please call 828-255-5522 to register your name and be notified about the 2017 EMGV Certification application period.

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Rain Barrel
Availability

Buncombe County Cooperative Extension has 80 gallon rain barrels available. Each barrel comes complete with fittings and installation instructions. Barrels are available for $120 + 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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Food Processing and
Manufacturing Initiative

NC food processing and manufacturing initiative feasiblity study released The agricultural resources, industrial capacity and research innovation assets present in North Carolina create opportunities to catalyze development of value-added food processing and manufacturing businesses, according to a joint NC State-NCDA&CS economic feasibity study released Jan. 12. One page summary of the Initiative View the Full Report

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Call Our Gardening
Helpline!

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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Protect your Backyard Chickens popular

Avian Infuenza is a virus transmitted by migrating birds, here is some background information and tips for protecting your flock during the fall migration (September and October). History Dec 2014 – First case in MORE » – from   Gardening

Gardening In the Mountain Series

“Fall Planting – Trees and Shrubs” presented by Alison Arnold, Consumer Extension Agent for Buncombe County and Debbie Breck, Extension Master Gardener Volunteer. Thursday, September 17, 10:00 am. Take advantage of cooler temperatures MORE »

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Tree Talk: Meet the Ginkgo Tree popular

The Ginkgo tree is an ancient species that has much to offer in your landscape —especially their brilliant, but short lived fall color.  But you have to be a little… sexist… when you MORE » – from   Gardening

Entering Mountain State Fair popular

Look to your garden now and make plans to enter the Standard Flower Show (Sept 9) or the Flower and Garden Show (Sept 15) at the North Carolina Mountain State Fair September 11-20th. MORE »

A GARDENING GUIDE FOR OUR MOUNTAINS

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!

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 »

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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Ask-a-Gardener Plant ClinicSat Sep 5, 2015
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
WNC Farmers Market, 570 Brevard Road, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
— 23 hours away
Backyard Compost DemonstrationSat Sep 5, 2015
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
WNC Farmers Market, 570 Brevard Road, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
— 23 hours away
Commercial Pesticide SchoolWed Sep 9, 2015
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension Services, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759, United States
— 5 days away
Commercial Pesticide SchoolThu Sep 10, 2015
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Cooperative Extension Services, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759, United States
— 6 days away
Commercial Pesticide SchoolThu Sep 10, 2015
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension Services, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759, United States
— 6 days away
ESMMThu Sep 10, 2015 @ 10:30 AM -
Fri Sep 11, 2015 @ 11:15 AM Where:
Montmorenci Church, 89 Old Candler Town Road, Candler, NC 28715, United States
— 6 days away
Bird Conservation in the Face of Future Climate Change WebinarThu Sep 10, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
http://www.sustainableforestswebinars.net/
— 6 days away
ESMMMon Sep 14, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
94 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC 28801, USA
— 1 week away
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