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Stokes County Bee School

Workshop Days: October 19 and 26, November 2 and 9, 2019 (including hands-on training and mentoring) Test Day: November 16 (a review …

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Commercial Pesticide Training

Commercial Pesticide Training August 20, 2019 10 a.m.–noon Mitchell’s Nursery & Greenhouse 1088 West Dalton Road King, NC 27021 Attendees will receive 2 credit hours …

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Composting 101 Workshop

Two different workshops available: July 30, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. SEEDS Garden King Senior Center 107 White Road King, NC 27021 July 31, …

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Food Scales Certification

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will be at the King Farmer’s Market (105 Moore Road, …

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Hemp Production Workshop

Are you currently growing or interested in growing industrial hemp? Join us! Wednesday, July 10, 2019 1–4 p.m. N.C. Cooperative Extension, Surry County …

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Going Back to Backyard Gardening

Saturday, June 29, 2019 9–11 a.m. ‘The Well’ 201 East 2nd Street Walnut Cove, NC 27052 Attendees will receive an overview of traditional gardening, container …

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Creating the Perfect Blend: Community Resources Needed to Support a Sustainable Craft Beverage Industry

The growing craft beverage industry is generating tourism in Wake County. This publication discusses the …

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Offsetting Drought for Small-Scale Vegetable Production in North Carolina

A good source of water is a necessity for producing quality vegetables. During periods of …

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Raspberries in the Home Garden

Raspberries are a delicious and nutritious addition to the home garden. However, raspberries can be …

Average Solar Radiation and Wind Information for North Carolina

Solar radiation provides the energy to warm our atmosphere and allow plant growth and animal …

Guide to Deciding When to Start and Stop Irrigation for Frost Protection of Fruit Crops

The decisions of when to turn an irrigation system on and off for frost protection …

Muscadine Grape Production Guide for North Carolina

This muscadine grape production guide will help the increasing number of North Carolina farmers who …

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Growing Asparagus in a Home Garden

Asparagus has been considered a garden delicacy since Roman times. Any home gardener can grow …

Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Much success in growing tomatoes can be attributed to use of a few proven techniques. …