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Cooperative Extension
Celebrates 100 Years

In North Carolina and across the country, 2014 will mark the 100th anniversary of Cooperative Extension programs. Extension’s centennial is linked to the signing of the federal Smith-Lever Act, which provided funds for research based educational programs. Today, Cooperative Extension programs in North Carolina are based in all the state’s 100 counties and on the Qualla Boundary of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians. These programs draw on research-based knowledge from the state’s land-grant universities -- N.C. State University and N.C. Agricultural and Technical State University – to provide education to citizens. In Macon County, Cooperative Extension will celebrate the centennial with an open house for all our friends, volunteers and supporters on May 1 from 3 to 7 pm. Centennial Celebration Invitation

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Cooperative Extension
Celebrates 100 Years

In North Carolina and across the country, 2014 will mark the 100th anniversary of Cooperative Extension programs. Extension’s centennial is linked to the signing of the federal Smith-Lever Act, which provided funds for research based educational programs. Today, Cooperative Extension programs in North Carolina are based in all the state’s 100 counties and on the Qualla Boundary of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians. These programs draw on research-based knowledge from the state’s land-grant universities -- N.C. State University and N.C. Agricultural and Technical State University – to provide education to citizens. In Macon County, Cooperative Extension will celebrate the centennial with an open house for all our friends, volunteers and supporters on May 1 from 3 to 7 pm. Centennial Celebration Invitation

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Food Processing and Manufacturing Initiative

Food Processing and
Manufacturing Initiative

NC food processing and manufacturing initiative feasiblity study released The agricultural resources, industrial capacity and research innovation assets present in North Carolina create opportunities to catalyze development of value-added food processing and manufacturing businesses, according to a joint NC State-NCDA&CS economic feasibity study released Jan. 12. One page summary of the Initiative View the Full Report

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Community Garden
Taking Applications

The Macon County Community Garden Committee is now taking applications for garden space in the 2015 Community Garden. The community garden is in its’ fifth season. It has grown from sixteen to twenty four garden spaces since its’ beginning. Spaces are 500 square feet each and are limed and tilled. Gardeners must supply their own fertilizer, seeds and plants and agree to abide by garden regulations. There is a charge of twenty five dollars per garden spot. It is requested that a portion of each gardener’s produce be donated to Macon County Care Net. In the past four years, the community garden has provided a substantial amount of fresh vegetables to Care Net for distribution to those in need. For an application or more information, call North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Macon Center, at 349-2046.

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EACH ONE BRING
ONE

If you enjoy 4-H, please bring a friend to join us.  During the month of March, we will have an Each One Bring One Campaign.  Bring a friend, cousin, neighbor or friend from church who might enjoy 4-H.  You Can't Have Too Many 4-Leaf Clovers

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Local Foods

North Carolina Cooperative Extension is an enthusiastic supporter of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ (CEFS) initiative to build the state’s local food economy, from farm to fork. Cooperative Extension is the face of Macon County's local foods initiative, helping to promote North Carolina’s 10% Campaign and to guide efforts to develop a local food economy. The Macon County Center Local Foods contact is Sherrie Peeler. To get more information or to sign up for the 10% Local Foods Campaign click the link below. http://www.nc10percent.com

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Community Garden Taking Applications

The Macon County Community Garden Committee is now taking applications for garden space in the 2015 Community Garden. The community garden is in its’ fifth season. It has grown from sixteen to twenty MORE »

EPICS Accepting New Members

EPICS 4-H Youth Council is accepting applications and would like to add positive youth, who want to make a difference in their community.  EPICS is a group of youth focused on bettering our MORE »

Transplanting Native Plants

Many homeowners who transplant native plants from the woods are often disappointed because the plants die. There are steps you can take to increase the survival rate of these native transplants. For success MORE »

Coldframes

In the winter, a coldframe offers protection to less hardy plants and newly started perennials. It is an ideal location for overwintering hardy bonsai. It simplifies the storage of bulbs and plants for MORE »

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4-Leaf Clover Kids with HeartMon Mar 30, 2015
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM— 3 days away
Chess ClubMon Mar 30, 2015
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM— 3 days away
7 Sharp ShootersTue Mar 31 - Tue Mar 31, 2015 - ALL DAY— 4 days away
Pine Straw Harvesting in Longleaf Pine Forests: Best Management Guidelines to Sustain Wildlife ResourcesThu Apr 23, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Where:
www.forestrywebinars.net
— 4 weeks away
[ProNR] Emergency Planning Webinar Thu Apr 30, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
www.forestrywebinars.net
— 1 month away
Sustainable Forestry Teachers' Academy - MountainMon Jun 22 - Fri Jun 26, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Asheville, NC, USA
— 3 months away
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