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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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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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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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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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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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November Events with Chatham County 4-H

Chatham County 4-H November 2014 Calendar Nov. 1-2 – NC State Fair Livestock Judging & Skillathon Contests (NCSU Beef Educational Unit in Raleigh) Nov. 2 – Chatham County Hunger Walk (registration begins at MORE »

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Pesticide Collection Day – Nov. 12

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, in cooperation with Chatham County Cooperative Extension, will be offering a Pesticide Collection Day for residents of Chatham and surrounding counties. The local site MORE »

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Tips for a Safe Halloween

Here are some helpful tips on how to enjoy a safe and happy Halloween this year (courtesy of the American Academy of Pediatrics, 2014). ALL DRESSED UP: Plan costumes that are bright and MORE »

Pansy flowers.

Which Flowers Are Edible?

Flowers are more than just a colorful addition to your landscape. Flowers are an important food source for pollinators such as honeybees and some varieties are also edible to people. You can liven MORE »

Free Class: Fall Is For Planting! popular

Trees and shrubs are an important part of our local ecosystem. They help mitigate climate change, provide food and habitat for birds and wildlife, clean our air and water, stabilize the soil, and MORE »

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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 »

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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Fall Is For PlantingTue Nov 4, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Chatham County Extension Center, 65 East Chatham St., Pittsboro
— 4 days away
Fall Is For PlantingWed Nov 5, 2014
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Chatham County Extension Center, 65 East Chatham St., Pittsboro
— 5 days away
Project Learning Tree PreK-8 WorkshopTue Nov 11, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
2832 Big Woods Road Chapel Hill, NC 27514
— 2 weeks away
Pesticide Collection DayWed Nov 12, 2014
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Southern States, 117 N. Dogwood Ave., Siler City
— 2 weeks away
Youth Holiday Baking ClassFri Dec 19, 2014
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Chatham Co. Agricultural Building, Pittsboro
— 2 months away
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