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Description: Think you might want to start a small farm, or know someone who is debating this endeavor? If you're in the exploratory stages of starting your own farm, this entry-level workshop is designed just for you. You will receive practical, common-sense information on sustainable farming and how to move forward.

Learn about sustainable farming careers in Western North Carolina; how to assess your resources, skills and farming intentions; develop an educational plan toward farming; connect with support networks; prioritize your next steps toward your farming goals; and hear from experienced farmers running successful farms in WNC.

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019

Time: 10am - 4pm

Location: Arthur R. Edington Education and Career Center, 133 Livingston St.
Asheville, NC 28801

Cost: $55, $35 for CRAFT members

To register: https://organicgrowersschool.org/farmers/farm-dreams/
Feb 16 Sat

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Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Educational Center, 804 Cedar Ln, Reidsville, NC 27320, USA Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Educational Center, 804 Cedar Ln, Reidsville, NC 27320, USA Buncombe County Center 3 days away
Description: Buncombe County 4-H will be attending summer 4-H camp the week of June 30 – July5, 2019 at Betsy Jeff-Penn 4-H Camping Center in Reidsville, NC. Summer camp is available for any youth between the ages of 8-12 for regular camp and 13-14 for the Trekker camping program which includes off site adventures.

The cost for a week of Traditional Camp and Adventure Camp is $420.00. A week of Trekker Camp costs $445.00. Each camper is required to pay a deposit of $50.00 by April 30th. There may be scholarships available. Holly Jordan, Buncombe County 4-H Agent, will be attending as a chaperone for our county’s campers and is available to help answer any questions you might have about the camp.

Please click on the links below for additional information about the 4-H camping program at Betsy Jeff-Penn and please share this information with friends and family who might be interested in attending camp as well.

**Please contact Holly Jordan at 828-255-5522 to complete the Camp Financial Form to reserve your space for camp. Your space will not be reserved until you have returned this form and your $50 deposit to the Buncombe County Extension office. Spaces are limited and are reserved on a first come basis.**

Visit the Betsy Jeff-Penn 4-H Camp website at: http://www.bjpenn4h.org/

Information About NC 4-H Camp.pdf

Sample Camp Schedule.pdf
Jun 30 Sun
49 Mt Carmel Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, USA 49 Mt Carmel Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, USA Buncombe County Center 2 weeks away
Description: The Learning Garden consists of five individual gardens: Gateway, Four Seasons, Rose, Sun-to-Shade, and Vegetable, each with its own set of challenges and rewards. We also have a Composting Demonstration site. 

Come join Master Gardeners for two hours of teaching and in-garden demonstrations. Our Demo Days will focus on seasonal activities, problems, solutions, and successes.
 
Each Demo Day will begin at 9 am with a brief orientation after which you can visit the gardens and talk with Master Gardeners in those gardens.

Programs are free but registration is requested by calling 828-255-5522.
Jul 10 Wed
455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759 Buncombe County Center 2 weeks away
Description: Alternative Income Streams for Forest Landowners
July 11, 2019
9:00am - 3:30pm
Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center
Mills River, NC


To Register:https://reporter.ncsu.edu/link/courseview?courseID=CNR-DFER-AIS&deptName=CNR

Workshop Fee: $20 (without CFE), $100 (with CFE)

Registration Deadline: July 3, 2019
Questions? Rajan Parajuli rparaju@ncsu.edu


About 60% of the total forestland in North Carolina is owned by non-industrial private forest landowners. While the forest sector is an economic engine in most of the rural regions, timber production is not the primary reason for owning forestland for the majority of family forest landowners. Forests offer several alternative income opportunities for landowners, which are often compatible with their primary objectives of owning forestland, and some of them can be achieved without or with little additional efforts. This workshop educates natural resource professionals and landowners about forest-based alternative income streams available to their region.


Who should attend: professional foresters, resource professionals, Extension agents, and landowners

Program Agenda (Subject to change)
9:00 AM        Introduction and registration (light breakfast)
9:30—10:00 AM    Carbon markets
10:00—10:30 AM   Forest Enterprise 
10:30—10:45 AM    BREAK
10:45—11:15 AM    Pine straw production
11:15—11:45 AM    Conservation easements
11:45—12:30 PM    Lunch (provided)
12:30—1:00 PM    Emerging forest products markets
1:00—1:15 PM    Forest management plan as the first step
1:30—3:30 PM    Field tour (TBD)
3:30 PM    Adjourn
Jul 11 Thu
Asheville City Market, 54 N Market St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA Asheville City Market, 54 N Market St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA Buncombe County Center 2 weeks away
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Jul 13 Sat
First Baptist Church of Black Mountain, 130 Montreat Rd, Black Mountain, NC 28711, USA First Baptist Church of Black Mountain, 130 Montreat Rd, Black Mountain, NC 28711, USA Buncombe County Center 2 weeks away
Description:

Our volunteers offer free, unbiased, and research-based advice on selecting and caring for your ornamental plants, vegetables, and lawn. Feel free to bring plant and insect samples for identification or diagnosis, or just stop by to pick up a soil test kit!

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Jul 13 Sat
49 Mount Carmel Road, Asheville NC 28806 49 Mount Carmel Road, Asheville NC 28806 Buncombe County Center 2 weeks away
Description:

This FREE class is a part of our Gardening in the Mountains Series and will be taught by Master Gardener Volunteer, Kay Green.

Registration is required by calling the office at 828-255-5522.

Jul 13 Sat