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When: Wednesday, June 20- 12:00pm-1:00pm
Where: NC Cooperative Extension- Caldwell County Center
120 Hospital Ave NE #1 Lenoir, NC 28645
Have you ever wondered whether you should put that bread corner in the compost? What about your eggshells? If you have questions about what can safely go in your home compost bin or if you would like to learn how to build your own composting system at home, join us for a lunch-n-learn session on composting!
We will cover the basics of composting, what can go in and what should stay, and ideas for different home composting systems. Why compost? Putting food scraps into the compost bin rather than the trash can greatly reduce the amount of waste that goes into landfills. If you are a gardener, composting can provide you with a source of organic matter and free, homemade fertilizer for your plants.
Bring a bag lunch, and plan to join us on June 20!
This program is free and open to the public. Space is limited, so prior registration is requested. Sign up today by filling in this form or by calling 757.1290.
When: Thursday, June 21, 2018- 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Where: Unity Park and Community Garden, 1419 College Ave SW
Lenoir, NC 28645
The first step to successful pest control in the garden is to properly identify your pest! Join Horticulture Extension Agent Eli Snyder at Unity Park and Community Garden on June 21 for a twilight pest scouting tour of the vegetable gardens. We will identify both good bugs and bad bugs, diseases, disorders, and weeds that may be competing with vegetables in your home garden, too.
We will also discuss different pests using Integrated Pest Management, a system that incorporates cultural, biological, and mechanical/physical controls, as well as chemical controls to manage pests. Those with an interest in organic gardening will enjoy this event.
The class is free and open to the public. Please register in advance so we may contact you in the event of inclement weather. Register by filling in this form or by calling 757.1290.
Monthly county beekeepers meeting. Meetings are held in various meeting rooms at the Caldwell County Library. For more information contact Patrick Muldoon at 828.754-4425.