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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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State Climate Office
of North Carolina

Our partners at the State Climate Office of North Carolina provide the most accurate climate information to the citizens of our state. Their website includes recent news from their Twitter feed, featured products, quick links, and a map of data from their ECONet weather stations. You can also view data from more than 1,000 Southeastern weather stations on their full CRONOS map or follow their blog.

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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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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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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 2017: N.C. Cooperative Extension, Buncombe County Center, will be offering an Extension Master Gardener Certification class in 2017. If you are interested in and would like more information or register your name for the application please call 828-255-5522.

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An Afternoon of Farm Safety September 8, 2016

On September 8th, join Southern Appalachian Highland’s Conservancy, in partnership with the NC Cooperative Extension, and the NC Agromedicine Institute for an afternoon of farm safety.  With many entrepreneurs starting agricultural businesses mitigating the risk of farm MORE »

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 »

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EVENTS View All
Pesticide Class V creditTue Sep 27, 2016
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM— 3 days away
Pesticide Training Brevard- CalibrationTue Sep 27, 2016
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM— 3 days away
ESMMTue Sep 27, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Buncombe County Extension Office 49 Mount Carmel Road Asheville, NC 28806
— 3 days away
Commercial Pesticide SchoolWed Sep 28, 2016 @ 8:00 AM -
Thu Sep 29, 2016 @ 4:00 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension Services, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759, USA
— 4 days away
Commercial Pesticide SchoolWed Sep 28, 2016 @ 8:00 AM -
Thu Sep 29, 2016 @ 4:00 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension Services, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759, USA
— 4 days away
ESMMWed Sep 28, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Where:
Buncombe County Extension Center 49 Mount Carmel Road Asheville 28806
— 4 days away
Landscape Contractor Math and Bidding WorkshopFri Sep 30, 2016
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM— 6 days away
ESMMTue Oct 4, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Buncombe County Extension Office 49 Mount Carmel Road Asheville, NC 28806
— 1 week away
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