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Welcome to our online Extension Gardener Newsletter!   It has gardening tips, recent research, showstopper plants, and all kinds of interesting and timely information about home gardening in NC. You can subscribe to be notified when current newsletters become available online every other month. http://extensiongardener.ces.ncsu.edu/

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Subscribe to our
online Extension Gardener Newsletter!

Welcome to our online Extension Gardener Newsletter!   It has gardening tips, recent research, showstopper plants, and all kinds of interesting and timely information about home gardening in NC. You can subscribe to be notified when current newsletters become available online every other month. http://extensiongardener.ces.ncsu.edu/

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Soil Testing

There will be a charge for soil testing this year at the NCDA&CS Agronomic Division between Nov. 25, 2014 and Mar. 31, 2015, so if possible, submit your soil samples prior to this time period.  The charge will be $4 per sample, payable by credit card or escrow account, between the hours of 6am-6pm. Gates will prevent after hours delivery. Soil sample test kits are available at the Cooperative Extension Wake County Center.  For more information on the soil testing process please call a Master Gardener Volunteer at (919) 250-1084 or visit NCDA&CS Agronomic Divisions website at http://www.ncagr.gov/agronomi/sthome.htm

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Food Processing and Manufacturing Initiative

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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Master Gardener Phone Duty

Master Gardener
Volunteer

A Master Gardener Volunteer is available to answer your questions on home gardening, household pests and horticulture. Monday - Friday 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm (919) 250-1084 mgardener@wakegov.com

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Plant Sciences Initiative Study Report

Plant Sciences
Initiative

Plant sciences initiative could spark NC economic growth, study finds A new economic study, released Jan. 12, shows that North Carolina has an opportunity to be the global hub for advanced plant sciences research and for the application of that research to expanding agricultural productivity. One page summary of the Initiative  View the Report

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NC Farm School launches a new website popular

“The NC Farm School program offers seven business-planning seminars taught by Agricultural Economists, which give farmers the tools to create viable business plans. The school is easy to fit into a busy schedule by MORE » – from   Local Food

Enhancing Rural Tourism Networks

Recent graduate, Jennifer Iyengar (Master of Science in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management), and Erin Seekamp (Associate Professor and Tourism Specialist) have crafted a factsheet that can enhance rural tourism networks. Enhancing Rural MORE » – from   Tourism Extension

Private Applicator V-Training

PRIVATE APPLICATOR LICENSE TRAINING The training will be provided by NC Cooperative Extension Agent, Jeana Myers and NCDA & CS Field Agent Barry Dunn. Please bring your cards to scan for credit. To check MORE »

Raleigh Regional Turfgrass Conference

Join us for the upcoming 2015 Raleigh Regional Turfgrass Conference. NCDA & CS Pesticide Credits L, N, D, X.  (3 credits) DATE:  February 19, 2015 TIME:  8:00 am – 11:45 am LOCATION:  Wake MORE »

Shiitake Mushroom Workshop

DATE:  March 16, 2015   /  1:00 – 4:00 PM LOCATION:  Wake County Agriculture Extension Services /  4001 Carya Dr / Raleigh, NC REGISTRATION:  http://goo.gl/forms/H62GTJumBQ INFORMATION FLYER:  SHIITAKE MUSHROOM MORE »

Residential Rain Garden Certification

DATE:  April 23-24, 2015 LOCATION:  Museum of Life & Science  /  433 W. Murray St  /  Durham, NC 27704 REGISTRATION:  Residential Rain Garden Certification As homeowners and property managers become more aware of MORE »

Swales & Filter Strip Design Workshop

Swales and filter strips are an important, but often overlooked, part of stormwater management and Low Impact Development. Being simple to construct, however, does not translate into minimal benefits. Swales “out-punch their weight” MORE »

Low Impact Development & Storm-EZ

January 29-30, 2015 – Raleigh JC Raulston Arboretum  /  4415 Beryl Rd.  /  Raleigh, NC 27695 Low Impact Development (LID) strives to mimic a site’s natural hydrology by disconnecting built-upon areas and incorporating design MORE »

2015 Triangle Landscape Symposium

Date:  January 23, 2015 Time:  8:00 am – 3:00 pm Location:  Human Service Complex, 400 East Main Street, Durham, NC  (free parking) / http://www.opendurham.org/buildings/human-services-complex APPROVED:  for 2 PESTICIDE CREDITS More Information: Tri.Landscape Sym_01.23.15 or call MORE »

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Volunteer Leaders' MtgMon Mar 2, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM— 2 days away
Horse Council MeetingMon Mar 9, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
4001-E Carya Dr. Raleigh
— 1 week away
[ProNR] Forest Measurement and Valutation WorkshopWed Mar 11, 2015 @ 8:00 AM -
Thu Mar 12, 2015 @ 5:00 PM Where:
NCSU Jordan Hall Addition Room 3214, Raleigh, NC
— 1 week away
[ProNR] Registered Forester Exam Prep SessionWed Mar 11, 2015
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NCSU Campus, Raleigh, NC
— 1 week away
Southern Foresters' Climate Observations: State Comparisons and Spatial TrendsThu Mar 19, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
http://forestrywebinars.net
— 3 weeks away
Arbor Day CelebrationSat Mar 21, 2015
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
State Farmers Market, 1201 Agriculture Street, Raleigh, NC 27603, United States
— 3 weeks away
Invasive Plant Best Management Practices WebinarTue Mar 24, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
http://www.sustainableforestswebinars.net/
— 3 weeks away
Urban Forestry Webinar Series: Urban InterfaceThu Mar 26, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
www.forestrywebinars.net
— 4 weeks away
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