Fall is such an exciting time of the year! Join us on Monday, October 30th as we tour a pumpkin patch and try to maneuver through a corn maze scavenger hunt.
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The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer three fall pollinator conservation workshops and garden tours as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series on Tuesday September 11, Monday September 17, AND Saturday September 22, starting at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center in Pittsboro. This is the same workshop offered on three different dates to accommodate participants’ schedules and keep class size small. Chatham County Agricultural Extension Agent Debbie Roos will give an overview of North Carolina pollinators and discuss the role of native bees and managed bees in crop pollination. Participants will learn about the principles of planting a pollinator garden and how to select trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, herbs, vines, and grasses to attract a diversity of pollinators. Debbie will emphasize native plants but also include a few other plants that provide good resources. The workshop will conclude with a tour of Cooperative Extension’s pollinator garden at Chatham Mills. The garden is comprised of over 210 different species, 85% of which are native to North Carolina. Full details and links to register are at go.ncsu.edu/2018-fall-pollinators
Wood 101 is a workshop for hobbyists and craftspeople interested in learning about and working with wood for fun or profit. Those interested in carpentry, firewood, wood crafts, and products like decking and furniture will want to participate.
The low registration fee of $45 includes all educational materials, refreshments & lunch, and a complimentary all-day parking pass on campus. The workshop is being held in Hodges Wood Lab on the NCSU campus.
Class size is limited to 30 participants (waiting list will be initiated if necessary)
For more information and to register online, visit go.ncsu.edu/wood101
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 on Wednesday October 10, 2018 at 5:00 pm. The garden features over 210 species of perennials, trees, shrubs, vines, and grasses, and 85% of them are native to North Carolina. This is a great opportunity to visit the popular gathering spot for honey bees, native bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other beneficial insects in addition to their human admirers! No registration is required…just meet on the lawn in front of Chatham Marketplace, rain or shine! The garden is at 480 Hillsboro St. Pittsboro, NC 27312. Visit the pollinator garden website at www.carolinapollinatorgarden.org