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NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service_Conference Listening Session_11-6-13

NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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Soil 101: Introduction
to Soil – Online!

Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college tuition and spend long hours in a classroom. Now, with the power of the internet at your fingertips, the NC Cooperative Extension Service is bringing a first class Introduction to Soil education to your office, dining room table, or local coffee shop. Learn more about this open online course at http://go.ncsu.edu/introduction-to-soil

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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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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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Fruits and vegetable produce stand

Horticulture
InfoSearches Provide Answers!

Looking for answers to fruit, vegetable, weed or floriculture questions? The NC State University Department of Horticulture invites you to try their powerful, but focused search engines designed to provide answers from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites and NC State University, and archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s).  Use these search engines for all of your fruit, vegetable, weed and floriculture questions. Floriculture InfoSearch Fruit InfoSearch Vegetable InfoSearch Weed InfoSearch

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Winners from AQHA Congress Include Chatham County 4-Hers

Congratulations to the following Chatham County 4-H members on their great success at AQHA Congress: Julie Dickerson (Horsekateer 4-H Club) Kirsten Gregory (Horsekateer 4-H Club) Laura Dickerson (Horsekateer 4-H Club) Maddie Edwards (Horsekateer MORE »

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Preparing Your Garden For Frost

While freezing temperatures are not predicted for the coming week in the central NC Piedmont, they are not far away. A few locations in our area have already flirted with frost, but a MORE »

Onion bulbs ready for harvest

Time To Plant Onions And Garlic

Onions and garlic have the latest planting date of our hardy vegetables, and also one of the longest maturation times. Onions and garlics planted this fall will be ready to harvest next spring MORE »

Pollinator Garden Tour Wednesday October 8 popular

Wednesday October 8 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. This will be the last MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

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Rain Garden Workshop, Oct. 22 popular

Workshop: October 22, 2014, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Certification Exam (optional): October 23, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm Chatham County Extension Center, Pittsboro As development in our region increases, so do the impacts MORE »

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Celebrate National 4-H Week Oct. 5th-11th popular

Make sure to spread your “green pride” for National 4-H Week (#4HWeek) from October 5th – 11th, 2014! National 4-H Week is celebrated each year the first full week of October.  Be sure MORE »

Photos from Pawpaw Orchard Show & Tell popular

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent. These photos are from Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pawpaw Orchard Show & Tell held on September 8, 2014 at Full of Life Farms outside of Pittsboro. Grower Wynn Dinnsen grows MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

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Residential Rain Garden Certification Thu Oct 23, 2014 Today
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Where:
Chatham County Cooperative Extension, 65 E. Chatham St., Pittsboro
— 4 hours ago
Project Learning Tree PreK-8 WorkshopTue Nov 11, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
2832 Big Woods Road Chapel Hill, NC 27514
— 3 weeks away
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