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Gardening E-Newsletter

Subscribe to the Chatham Gardener E-Newsletter to receive timely updates on sustainable lawn, garden and landscape care for the central NC Piedmont. Managed by Chatham Extension horticulture agent, Charlotte Glen, the Chatham Gardener E-Newsletter also shares announcements of upcoming gardening classes and events in Chatham County . To subscribe: Visit: http://go.ncsu.edu/subscribecg Scroll down to enter your email address in the "address" box Click on the subscribe button Other e-newsletters and listservs available from Chatham County Cooperative Extension: Chatham Green Industry News - News and announcements for green industry professionals in the central NC Piedmont. Managed by Chatham Extension horticulture agent, Charlotte Glen. Visit http://go.ncsu.edu/subscribecgi to subscribe. Small Farmer and Sustainable Agriculture - Debbie Roos, Chatham Extension sustainable agriculture agent, manages several listservs. Topics include beekeeping, pastured poultry, medicinal herbs, sustainable agriculture, and more. For a complete list and instructions on how to subscribe, visit http://growingsmallfarms.ces.ncsu.edu/growingsmallfarms-listserve/. Nutrition and Home Food Preservation - Shares information and announcements related to nutrition, wellness, and home food preservation. Managed by Chatham Extension family and consumer sciences agent, Phyllis Smith. To subscribe, email Phyllis at phyllis_smith@ncsu.edu and request to be added to the list.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Gardening E-Newsletter

Subscribe to the Chatham Gardener E-Newsletter to receive timely updates on sustainable lawn, garden and landscape care for the central NC Piedmont. Managed by Chatham Extension horticulture agent, Charlotte Glen, the Chatham Gardener E-Newsletter also shares announcements of upcoming gardening classes and events in Chatham County . To subscribe: Visit: http://go.ncsu.edu/subscribecg Scroll down to enter your email address in the "address" box Click on the subscribe button Other e-newsletters and listservs available from Chatham County Cooperative Extension: Chatham Green Industry News - News and announcements for green industry professionals in the central NC Piedmont. Managed by Chatham Extension horticulture agent, Charlotte Glen. Visit http://go.ncsu.edu/subscribecgi to subscribe. Small Farmer and Sustainable Agriculture - Debbie Roos, Chatham Extension sustainable agriculture agent, manages several listservs. Topics include beekeeping, pastured poultry, medicinal herbs, sustainable agriculture, and more. For a complete list and instructions on how to subscribe, visit http://growingsmallfarms.ces.ncsu.edu/growingsmallfarms-listserve/. Nutrition and Home Food Preservation - Shares information and announcements related to nutrition, wellness, and home food preservation. Managed by Chatham Extension family and consumer sciences agent, Phyllis Smith. To subscribe, email Phyllis at phyllis_smith@ncsu.edu and request to be added to the list.

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Fire Ant Control

Many products are available to control red imported fire ants, including products containing organic active ingredients. Which product will work best for you depends on where and when you need to control fire ants.

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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 Cooperative Extension Service

Soil Testing

Find your soil test report online at http://ncagr.gov/agronomi/sthome.htm Learn more about soil testing for home lawns and gardens:  http://chatham.ces.ncsu.edu/soil-testing-for-lawns-and-gardens/

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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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Plant A Fall Garden popular

If excessive heat and drought ruined your summer garden or you never planted one, you now have a second chance. Many favorite cool weather vegetables can be planted in August and September for MORE »

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What Should I Do About Caterpillars?

Just as plants have peak seasons, so do pests. Aphids rule the spring, beetles reign in early summer, but late summer and fall are the season of the caterpillar. Many different types of MORE »

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August Events with Chatham County 4-H

Aug 1-2 – Southern Regional 4-H Horse Championships Aug 3 – Carolyn Johnson begins as Chatham County 4-H Program Assistant Aug 11 – Chatham Charter School begins 2015-2016 academic year Aug 21-22 – MORE »

Chatham County 4-H Congress Delegates at State 4-H Presentation Finals.  Pictured left to right:  Molly Carlson, Sarah Thomas, and Katelyn Batchelor.  Sarah Thomas won Gold for her presentation "Judging to the Top" in the Livestock and Dairy category.

Sarah Thomas Honored at State 4-H Congress

Chatham County 4-Her Sarah Thomas of Snow Camp was honored twice during the recent State 4-H Congress. This year’s 4-H Congress, held in Raleigh July 18-21, attracted 518 young people and their adult MORE »

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Pollinator Garden Tour Wednesday August 12 popular

Wednesday August 12 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

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Pollinator Garden TourWed Sep 9, 2015
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
480 Hillsboro St, Pittsboro, NC 27312, USA
— 1 week away
Lucky Clovers 4-H ClubWed Sep 9, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Chatham County Agriculture Building, in the Food Lab
— 1 week 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/
— 1 week away
Cluck n Hop 4-H Club meetingMon Sep 14, 2015
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
Chatham County Agriculture Building, Conference Room
— 2 weeks away
Conserving Working Lands WorkshopMon Sep 14, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 2 weeks away
Wild Pony Tales 4-H Club meetingWed Sep 16, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
1240 Lamont Norwood Rd, Pittsboro, NC 27312, USA
— 2 weeks away
Chatham County 4-H Livestock ShowSat Sep 19 - Sat Sep 19, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Mitchell Angus Farm, 125 Duncan Farm Road, Siler City, NC 27344
— 2 weeks away
Low Riders 4-H MeetingMon Sep 21, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Mary Hayes Barber Holmes Park, 304 Old Rock Springs Cemetery Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312, United States
— 3 weeks away
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