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Join Slow Food
Asheville's Heritage Food Project this Summer!

Slow Food Asheville is excited to announce our 2016 Heritage Food Project. This year we are highlighting the Cherokee Trail of Tears Bean, an heirloom memorializing the forced relocation of the Cherokee Indians in the mid-nineteenth century. We'd like you to join us in celebrating this bean by growing and learning about it. We are conducting a community-wide variety trial, and we ask you to share your experiences growing and using the bean. This fall we will invite you to a bean celebration, where we will share foods prepared with these beans. The Heritage Food Project has partnered with local establishments across WNC to make free seed packets available for home gardeners and farmers -- anyone interested in growing food with us! Packets contain approximately 50-70 seeds. Locations where you can find the Slow Food Asheville seed display include: Buncombe County Cooperative Extension office at 49 Mt. Carmel Road, Asheville OWL Bakery in West Asheville River Arts District Farmers Market on Wednesdays 2-6pm Hendersonville Community Co-Op Mill Spring Ag Center in Polk County

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Join Slow Food
Asheville's Heritage Food Project this Summer!

Slow Food Asheville is excited to announce our 2016 Heritage Food Project. This year we are highlighting the Cherokee Trail of Tears Bean, an heirloom memorializing the forced relocation of the Cherokee Indians in the mid-nineteenth century. We'd like you to join us in celebrating this bean by growing and learning about it. We are conducting a community-wide variety trial, and we ask you to share your experiences growing and using the bean. This fall we will invite you to a bean celebration, where we will share foods prepared with these beans. The Heritage Food Project has partnered with local establishments across WNC to make free seed packets available for home gardeners and farmers -- anyone interested in growing food with us! Packets contain approximately 50-70 seeds. Locations where you can find the Slow Food Asheville seed display include: Buncombe County Cooperative Extension office at 49 Mt. Carmel Road, Asheville OWL Bakery in West Asheville River Arts District Farmers Market on Wednesdays 2-6pm Hendersonville Community Co-Op Mill Spring Ag Center in Polk County

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Mountain Gardener Newsletter

  Please sign up for the Mountain Gardener Newsletter by email!  Sign up here

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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, 49 Mount Carmel Rd. Asheville, NC 28806. To check availability call (828) 255-5522. We’ll be happy to hold your barrel for pick up. Check out the barrel on http://www.rainbarrelusa.com/

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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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Consumer Horticulture

Extension's Gardening Portal at NC State University provides access to a wealth of information, events and resources for gardeners in North Carolina.  Managed by the State Urban Horticulture Specialist and Cooperative Extension Horticulture Agents throughout the state, it is your doorway to guidance about successfully growing vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers and ornamentals in your landscape.

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Bumble bee on coneflower. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Pollinator Garden Tour Wednesday July 13 popular

Wednesday July 13 at 5:30 pm Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos will be giving a tour of Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro. The garden was designed to MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

Entering Mountain State Fair

Look to your garden now and make plans to enter the Standard Flower Show or the Flower and Garden Show at the North Carolina Mountain State Fair September 9-18th. Buncombe County Extension Master Gardeners MORE »

A GARDENING GUIDE FOR OUR MOUNTAINS

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

School Grant Program

The Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Buncombe County offer a School Grants Program that awards monies to selected schools in Buncombe County to promote gardening education and appreciation among school-aged MORE »

Bugs and More Bugs

Just when homeowners were getting used to dealing with boxelder bugs and multicolored Asian lady beetles invading the house in the fall, now we have more company. The latest additions (more nonnative introductions) MORE »

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ESMMThu Aug 4, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Montmorenci Church, 89 Old Candler Town Road, Candler, NC 28715, United States
— 6 days away
Project Learning Tree K-12 Professional Development WorkshopWed Aug 10, 2016
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
WNC Nature Center, 75 Gashes Creek Rd, Asheville, NC 28805, USA
— 2 weeks away
Webinar - Assessing Sustainability for Agricultural and Urban ForestsThu Aug 11, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Where:
forestrywebinars.net
— 2 weeks away
CPP classes AshevilleFri Aug 12, 2016
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
— 2 weeks away
IPM Workshop WeedsWed Aug 17, 2016
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension Services, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759, USA
— 3 weeks away
CPP classes AshevilleFri Aug 19, 2016
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
— 3 weeks away
Appalachian Wood Energy InnovationsWed Aug 24 - Fri Aug 26, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
Crowne Plaza Asheville, 1 Resort Dr, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
— 4 weeks away
CPP classes AshevilleFri Aug 26, 2016
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
— 4 weeks away
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