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march-2015

What’s happening in
Caldwell County

Sign up to receive monthly email updates about events and workshops. Don't miss out. Sign Up Current Caldwell monthly update: August Happenings See all our events at http://caldwell.ces.ncsu.edu/events Still want more? See what's happening in Catawba County.

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State Climate Office
of North Carolina

Our partners at the State Climate Office of North Carolina provide the most accurate climate information to the citizens of our state. Their website includes recent news from their Twitter feed, featured products, quick links, and a map of data from their ECONet weather stations. You can also view data from more than 1,000 Southeastern weather stations on their full CRONOS map or follow their blog.

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Food Preservation
Classes Offered

Food preservation classes offered through NC Cooperative Extension Choose to attend one, two, or all three classes. Cost is $10 per class, or attend all 3 for $25. Class one: Hands-on canning class, Friday, August 26th,  2 – 4 pm Learn how to safely can produce during a hands-on class led by Extension Agent Margie Mansure. You will learn how to use both a pressure canner and a boiling water bath. Class two: Pickle, chutney and kraut making demonstration, Monday, August 29th, 2 – 3:30 pm Whether you have a productive garden, or just got a great deal at the farmers’ market, pickling is an easy and delicious way to put up the summer bounty. We will demonstrate several types of pickles, including dilly beans, a fruit chutney, and sauerkraut. Class three: Hands-on jams and jellies class, Tuesday, August 30th, 2 – 3:30 pm. Classes will be held at NC Cooperative Extension, Caldwell County Center 120 Hospital Ave NE/Suite 1, Lenoir, NC 28645 (828) 757-1290   Class size limited, so ensure your spot by making payment at the Extension Center. Or you may register at the link below. Click here to register.

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Consumer Horticulture

Extension's Gardening Portal at NC State University provides access to a wealth of information, events and resources for gardeners in North Carolina.  Managed by the State Urban Horticulture Specialist and Cooperative Extension Horticulture Agents throughout the state, it is your doorway to guidance about successfully growing vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers and ornamentals in your landscape.

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Studying Strawberry Pollination popular

Our laboratory is excited to begin a new project aimed at answering several questions about pollination ecology in strawberries.These questions are: 1. What insects pollinate commercially grown strawberries in the southeast? 2. How are MORE » – from   Entomology

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Weekly Q&A- Seth Nagy

This week I would like to share questions that have been asked recently at the Caldwell Extension Center. I hope you find these questions and answers helpful. If you have specific questions not MORE »

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Tomato Q&A- Seth Nagy

Tomatoes are the most popular crop in the home garden. I think the reason for this is two-fold. One, they can grow in a very broad range of conditions, and two, a homegrown MORE »

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Q&A With Seth Nagy

This week there were several questions that came into the Caldwell Extension Center. I’d like to share a few of them with you. I hope you find these questions and their answers helpful. MORE »

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The Quality of Being Kind

Caldwell County 4-H Youth Development has been flooded in recent months. I am not referring to our ground-level office nor any type of mess that requires our undivided attention. We have been flooded MORE »

Organic Certification Cost-Share Assistance

Organic growers in North Carolina can apply for a 75% reimbursement for the cost of becoming certified or for recertification through a program offered by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Growers who MORE »

Japanese Maple Pruning Demo

When: Wednesday – July 13, 2016 – 9:30 to 11:30 am Where: Caldwell Agricultural Center and Public Library, 120 Hospital Ave NE, Lenoir, NC Cost: $5.00 Pruning is used to help plants look MORE »

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EVENTS View All
CES HOLIDAY - Labor DayMon Sep 5 - Mon Sep 5, 2016 - ALL DAY— 1 week away
Nursery Weed Management Field DayWed Sep 7, 2016
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Hawksridge Farms 4243 S. NC 127 Hwy, Hickory, NC
— 1 week away
Caldwell Beekeepers AssociationThu Sep 15, 2016
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
120 Hospital Ave., NE, Lenoir, NC 28645
— 3 weeks away
Nursery Crop Field DayFri Sep 23, 2016
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
Hard & Flossie Clark Family Park, Lenoir, NC 28645, USA
— 4 weeks away
Nursery Crop Field DayFri Sep 23, 2016
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
Hard & Flossie Clark Family Park, Lenoir, NC 28645, USA
— 4 weeks away
Master Gardener's AssociationTue Oct 18, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Library Meeting Rooms, 120 Hospital Ave., NE, Lenoir, NC 28645
— 2 months away
Caldwell Beekeepers AssociationThu Oct 20, 2016
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
120 Hospital Ave., NE, Lenoir, NC 28645
— 2 months away
CES HOLIDAY - Veterans DayFri Nov 11 - Fri Nov 11, 2016 - ALL DAY— 2 months away
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