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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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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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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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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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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Gardening Interests
Survey

Help the Chatham Extension Center prioritize classes and programs for community and residential horticulture by telling us about your gardening interests and challenges. If you live or garden in Chatham County and would like to learn more about gardening, please take a few minutes to complete this short online survey: http://harvest.cals.ncsu.edu/surveybuilder/form.cfm?testID=24290 The survey should take less than 15 minutes to complete. It asks questions about the following: which gardening topics interest you how you would like to learn about these topics your current gardening challenges important issues facing Chatham County that could be addressed through gardening education Your feedback will help determine what type of classes and learning opportunities are offered in the coming year. All responses are anonymous and you may opt out of any questions you prefer not to answer. Please share this link with family, friends, neighbors, and others who live or garden in Chatham County.

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Pollinator Garden Tour Wednesday July 8 popular

Wednesday July 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. The garden was designed to MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

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Extension Gardener Summer Issue popular

The summer issue of Extension Gardener is now available online. This special issue is the first to focus on a single topic – all articles in the summer issue relate to the importance of MORE »

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Hot Weather Reduces Vegetable Yields popular

The current heat wave will likely cause many home vegetable gardens to experience a drop in production. Problems associated with extended periods of temperatures in the mid and upper nineties include blossom drop, MORE »

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Meet the Tomato Bug! popular

I got a call from a Chatham County greenhouse tomato grower recently about an insect flying around that they had never seen. I visited the greenhouse and saw many tiny insects moving around the MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

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June Events with Chatham County 4-H

June 1-5 – Butterfly Project W.I.N.G.S. program concludes in local schools June 6 – Beef BBQ Boot Camp (NCSU) June 10 – Last day of school for Chatham County Schools June 11 – MORE »

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BJP 4-H Residential Camp Registration has CLOSED

Registration for BJP 4-H Residential Camp from Sunday, July 26th – Friday, July 31st, 2015, has now CLOSED and all available county spaces have been claimed.  Thank you for the wonderful community support MORE »

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Aquatic Weed Management Workshop

Is your pond covered in green slime? Are aquatic weeds preventing you from using your pond for irrigation, recreation, or other needs? Learn how to manage algae and other aquatic weeds commonly found MORE »

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EVENTS View All
Sustainable Forestry Teachers' Academy - PiedmontTue Jul 7 - Fri Jul 10, 2015 - ALL DAY Today Where:
Asheboro, NC, USA
— 3 hours ago
NC 4-H Electric CongressMon Jul 13 - Wed Jul 15, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
University of North Carolina Wilmington, 601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403, United States
— 6 days away
NC 4-H CongressSat Jul 18 - Tue Jul 21, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, United States
— 2 weeks away
Managing your Land for Wildlife WorkshopMon Jul 20, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 2 weeks away
Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Residential Camp (Chatham County)Sun Jul 26 - Fri Jul 31, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Educational Center, 804 Cedar Lane, Reidsville, NC 27320, United States
— 3 weeks away
[ProNR] Working Forest Summit 2Mon Aug 10, 2015
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Moore County Cooperative Extension, 707 Pinehurst Ave, Carthage, NC 28327
— 1 month away
PLT K-8 WorkshopSat Aug 29, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
Agape Center for EE, 1369 Tyler Dewar Lane, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
— 2 months away
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