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Stay healthy while
gardening this year!

A healthy gardener is a happy gardener! Check out these tips from Brevard's own Dr. John Clark on keeping your back happy and healthy while out in the garden this year. The Garden Warm up- with John Clark

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Stay healthy while
gardening this year!

A healthy gardener is a happy gardener! Check out these tips from Brevard's own Dr. John Clark on keeping your back happy and healthy while out in the garden this year. The Garden Warm up- with John Clark

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Floriculture
InfoSearch

Floriculture InfoSearch is a powerful, but focused search engine designed to bring you floriculture information from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites, NC State University, and the American Floral Endowment Floriculture Archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s). Use this search engine for all of your floriculture questions. http://floricultureinfosearch.ces.ncsu.edu/

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Munsell color book being used to determine the hue, value and chroma of a soil.

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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Successful Home
Gardening in Transylvania County 2014

The Transylvania County Cooperative Extension Service is offering a series of classes on successful home vegetable gardening. We will be presenting on a wide range of topics appropriate for the home gardener, particularly those new to gardening.  Classes will be held on Mondays from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Community Services Building conference room 98 East Morgan St., Brevard, with hands in the soil opportunities at our Nourishing NC Community Garden on the corner of Gaston and Morgan St. February 3rd, 2014- Our first class of the year went great with plenty of great helpers to get our raised beds built (see below). Click here for the powerpoint presentation, and don't forget to get your soil test done soon. Let us know if you have any questions.

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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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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

Whose Water is it Anyway? popular

Learn More / Have Your Say Transylvania County and Brevard College will be co-hosting a conference on November 15th at the Porter Center on the Brevard College campus. Organized by the Transylvania Natural MORE »

Understanding Sales Tax at Farmers Market Talk

With Mr. Guido van der Hoeven- North Carolina State University Extension Specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. Tuesday June 24th Research Station Conference Room. 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC MORE »

Master Gardener Volunteer Clinic Hours

The Extension Master Gardener Volunteers are available every Wednesday from March through October from 10:00 a.m. until noon to answer your home gardening quetions.  Stop by the Extension office at 98 E. Morgan MORE »

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4-H Night with the Asheville TouristsMon Jul 28, 2014 Today
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
McCormick Field, Buchanan Place, Asheville, NC, United States
— 14 hours away
CPP Short CourseTue Jul 29, 2014
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM— 2 days away
Cake Decorating ClassThu Jul 31 - Thu Jul 31, 2014 - ALL DAY Where:
Transylvania Cooperative Ext, East Morgan Street, Brevard, NC, United States
— 3 days away
CPP ExamThu Jul 31, 2014
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM— 3 days away
Livestock Showmanship ClinicSat Aug 9, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
WNC Agriculture Center, Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher, NC, United States
— 2 weeks away
Multi-Category Pesticide ClassMon Aug 18, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Buncombe County Extension Center
— 3 weeks away
Woodland Steward Series: 2014 Mountain ProgramWed Aug 20, 2014 @ 9:00 AM -
Thu Aug 21, 2014 @ 12:00 PM Where:
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC, United States
— 3 weeks away
Woodland Steward SeriesWed Aug 20, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Where:
The North Carolina Arboretum, Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC, United States
— 3 weeks away
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