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Chatham County
Camping at Penn 4-H Center

Join us for Chatham County Camping at Penn 4-H Center.  Activities including swimming, environmental education, canoeing, ropes course, archery, horseback riding, and crafts. The camp is open to boys and girls 8 to 14 years old. For more information on the Penn 4-H camp, contact Lauren Irby, 4-H Extension Agent at (919) 542-8202. Registration Information

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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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Science Discovery 4-H
Camp

Chatham County 4-H Science Discovery Day Camp continues in 2012.  This camp provides activities and educational opportunities focusing on the sciences.  Tentatively scheduled activities include NC A&T University, NC State University, IMAX theater, Pullen Park, NC Life & Sciences Museum and more. Enrollment is limited. Application form (FULL - waiting list available)

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How To Grow Kale From Seed

I may not be holding true to my southern roots to admit it, but I greatly prefer kale to collards. In fact, kale is my favorite cool season vegetable. And what’s not to MORE »

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Helping Your Yard Survive Drought

Spotty showers have brought much needed rain to some gardens in the Piedmont but not enough for most. Many areas are several inches below normal rainfall amounts for this time of year, leaving MORE »

Where are all the butterflies? popular

Today I saw my first eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly of the year in my pollinator garden in Pittsboro, and it’s mid-July! Last week I saw my first black swallowtail. Earlier in the spring I MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

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July Events with Chatham County 4-H

    Chatham County 4-H July 2014 Calendar July 3 – NCACC 4-H YouthSummit applications due online to Sarah Kotzian July 4 – OFFICE CLOSED in observance of Independence Day July 7-10 – Science MORE »

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June Events with Chatham County 4-H

 Chatham County 4-H June 2014 Calendar June 1 – Applications due for South Eastern Regional Dairy Youth Retreat (email Dr. Keena Mullen at kamullen@ncsu.edu for registration info) June 2 – Reception for new MORE »

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High Tunnel WorkshopMon Aug 11, 2014
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 3 weeks away
Pollinator Garden TourWed Aug 13, 2014
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 3 weeks away
Pollinator Garden TourWed Sep 10, 2014
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 2 months away
Pollinator Garden TourWed Oct 8, 2014
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 3 months away
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