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Caldwell County 175th
Anniversary/Tree Planting Celebration

UPDATE - The response to this tree planting celebration has been over whelming. All 175 trees have been assigned. We no longer have trees to give away for this project. Thank you for having an interest. If you are interested in purchasing trees through the NC Forest Service visit http://nc-forestry.stores.yahoo.net Caldwell County was founded 175 years ago and we want you to help mark this community milestone by planting a tree that will see the next 175th founding celebration in 2191. This is your invitation to join with the Caldwell County Extension Center, the NC Forest Service, and the Caldwell Soil & Water Conservation District to celebrate this occasion with a gift for our future generations to enjoy. 175 Northern Red Oak and White Oak tree seedlings are being provided free of charge for homeowners and landowners in the county to plant and commemorate this historic event.Please complete this short form to reserve up to five (5) trees for you to plant on your property. If you have questions, please contact your natural resource experts at the Caldwell Extension Center at 757.1290, NC Forestry Service at 758.5614, or the Caldwell Soil & Water Conservation District at 758.1111.Trees will be available for pick up at the Caldwell Extension Center located at 120 Hospital Ave, NE, Lenoir on March 11, 2016 from 8:00 am-5:00 pm " Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant"  Robert Louis Stevenson Cost: Free Planting instructions form the NC Forest Service. Click here to listen to Rocky Brooks interview Seth Nagy about the celebration.

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Caldwell County Seal

Caldwell County 175th
Anniversary/Tree Planting Celebration

UPDATE - The response to this tree planting celebration has been over whelming. All 175 trees have been assigned. We no longer have trees to give away for this project. Thank you for having an interest. If you are interested in purchasing trees through the NC Forest Service visit http://nc-forestry.stores.yahoo.net Caldwell County was founded 175 years ago and we want you to help mark this community milestone by planting a tree that will see the next 175th founding celebration in 2191. This is your invitation to join with the Caldwell County Extension Center, the NC Forest Service, and the Caldwell Soil & Water Conservation District to celebrate this occasion with a gift for our future generations to enjoy. 175 Northern Red Oak and White Oak tree seedlings are being provided free of charge for homeowners and landowners in the county to plant and commemorate this historic event.Please complete this short form to reserve up to five (5) trees for you to plant on your property. If you have questions, please contact your natural resource experts at the Caldwell Extension Center at 757.1290, NC Forestry Service at 758.5614, or the Caldwell Soil & Water Conservation District at 758.1111.Trees will be available for pick up at the Caldwell Extension Center located at 120 Hospital Ave, NE, Lenoir on March 11, 2016 from 8:00 am-5:00 pm " Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant"  Robert Louis Stevenson Cost: Free Planting instructions form the NC Forest Service. Click here to listen to Rocky Brooks interview Seth Nagy about the celebration.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Foothills Ornamental
Production Workshop

The Foothills Ornamental Production Workshop will take place on Thursday, February 18 at the Caldwell County Public Library in Lenoir. Join us for a great day of education featuring researchers from NC State and local nurserymen. Six landscape contractor CEUs and 4 hours of NC pesticide credits (categories L, N, D, and X) will be provided.

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2016 Caldwell
Extension Edible Plant Sale

We are pleased to announce that we are now taking orders for our edible plant sale. This year we will be offering blueberries and strawberries. The varieties in this sale are proven performers in Caldwell County. Strawberries will be delivered bare root (without soil) and blueberries will be in gallon containers. Plants will need immediate care after pick up. Care instructions will be available at pick up. All orders are due with payment to Caldwell County Extension by Friday, February 26. Please make arrangements to pick up your plants at the Caldwell County Cooperative Extension office located at 120 Hospital Ave, NE, Lenoir (828) 757-1290 on Friday, March 11 between 8am and 5pm.Please click below for more information on our varieties and order form. Click below for varieties, pricing, and order form. 2016-edible-sale-Caldwell

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ServSafe Class to be
Offered

March 14, 16, 21, 23-2016 from 1:00-5:00 pm. $105.00 per participant. Please click below for a copy of our brochure and registration form. ServSafe March 2016

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List

Want to stay informed about what is happening at the Caldwell Extension Center? Want to be informed about home gardening, farming, 4-H youth development, and other educational events?  If so, then follow the link below to be included on our mailing list. Mailing List Form

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Time to Fertilize Your Tall Fescue

High quality turf starts by following basic lawn care practices.  Most lawns in Caldwell County are made of a grass species called tall fescue. I’ll assume you have a tall fescue lawn too. MORE »

Be Cautious about Compost and Manures popular

Herbicide carryover in compost is a common problem in the spring. Tomatoes are very sensitive to herbicide and can be used to test for the presence of herbicide in suspect MORE »

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ServSafe Class Offered- March 2016

March 14, 16, 21, 23-2016 from 1:00-5:00 pm. $105.00 per participant. Please click below for a copy of our brochure and registration form. ServSafe March MORE »

Tea scale are common insect pests of camellias. Camellias are in the same genius as tea plants. This is how the tea scale earned its common name.

Lawn and Garden Questions

The weather feels like it is getting back to normal this week. Although this week has been cold, the warm wet weather has kept many plants from going dormant. The warm weather has MORE »

Hessian Fly Adults Are Very Active popular

A MS student in my laboratory has reported that egg lay has been extremely heavy over the past week.  Because of the warm weather, Hessian flies in wheat planted during October have already MORE » – from   Entomology

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Pesticide School and ExamTue Feb 9 - Wed Feb 10, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
Caldwell Extension Center, 120 Hospital Ave, NE
— 9 hours away
Caldwell County Nurserymen's Association MeetingThu Feb 11, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Caldwell County Public Library, 120 Hospital Ave NW, Lenoir, NC 28645, United States
— 3 days away
Master Gardener's AssociationTue Feb 16, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Library Meeting Rooms, 120 Hospital Ave., NE, Lenoir, NC 28645
— 1 week away
Foothills Ornamental Production WorkshopThu Feb 18, 2016
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Caldwell County Public Library, 120 Hospital Ave NW, Lenoir, NC 28645, United States
— 1 week away
Caldwell Beekeepers AssociationThu Feb 18, 2016
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
120 Hospital Ave., NE, Lenoir, NC 28645
— 1 week away
4-H Project Record Book and Achievement Planning WorkshopMon Feb 22, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
120 Hospital Ave NW, Lenoir, NC 28645, USA
— 2 weeks away
NC Cattlemen's Annual MeetingThu Feb 25 - Sat Feb 27, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
Hickory Metro Convention Center, 1960 13th Ave Dr SE, Hickory, NC 28602, United States
— 2 weeks away
4-H Junior Leader Application DeadlineMon Feb 29, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM— 3 weeks away
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