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4-H Achievement
Night

Come celebrate 4-H and your 4-H achievements for the past year. Monday, March 16, 6:00 PM. This night is focused on applauding our accomplishments, thanking our volunteers and celebrating 4-H.  Please come and join your fellow 4-Hers.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

4-H Achievement
Night

Come celebrate 4-H and your 4-H achievements for the past year. Monday, March 16, 6:00 PM. This night is focused on applauding our accomplishments, thanking our volunteers and celebrating 4-H.  Please come and join your fellow 4-Hers.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

2015 Master Gardener
Program

The Macon County Center of the NC Cooperative Extension Service is now accepting applications for participation in the 'Master Gardener Program'. Master Gardeners receive over 40 hours of training in subjects including fruits, shade trees, ornamentals, lawn care, and vegetable culture. After successfully completing the training and returning 42 hours in volunteer service you will be certified as a Master Gardener. Classes begin in February. For an application and more information on the program, call the Extension office at 349-2046.

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Shiitake Mushroom
Workshop

NC Cooperative Extension will hold a class on "Growing Shiitake Mushrooms". The class will be Tuesday, March 5, from 9 am to 1 pm at the Macon County Environmental Resource Center. Pre registration is required. There is a $10 materials fee due at registration. Each participant should bring two hardwood logs (oak is preferred; no walnut or locust), 4 to 6 inches in diameter and 3 to 4 feet long. The logs should be fresh cut. This will be a hands on workshop. A classroom session will explain Shiitake growing and participants will then drill their logs and inoculate them with Shiitake mushroom "seed". Participants will leave the class with two inoculated Shiitake logs and the ability to inoculate more. The program is geared toward hobby growers. Most of the program will be outside, so dress warmly. If you have an extra log to donate, we would like to build a Shiitake demonstration area at the Environmental Resource Center. Please register at the Macon County Cooperative Extension Center by Friday, February 27. Call 349-2046 if you have any questions.

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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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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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Shiitake Mushroom Workshop

NC Cooperative Extension will hold a class on “Growing Shiitake Mushrooms”. The class will be Tuesday, March 5, from 9 am to 1 pm at the Macon County Environmental Resource Center. Pre registration MORE »

2015 4-H Plant Sale

Each year, 4-H sells nice fruit and berry plants to our families and the community.  Attached is the order form.  All orders and payment must be to the Extension office by Friday, February 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 »

Elections for Club Officers

January is the month for elections in our 4-H clubs.  Cloverbud clubs do not have officers, but most of our clubs have a President, Vice-President, Secretary and two 4-H County Council Members.  If MORE »

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