Gardening is among our nation’s most popular pastimes, yielding fresh fruits and vegetables for the dinner table, a cleaner environment and aesthetically pleasing landscapes. North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s gardening portal helps gardeners learn more about new plants, native plants and environmental stewardship. Extension Master Gardener Volunteers are instrumental in these efforts, sharing their knowledge of plant selection, cultural practices and pest management with fellow gardeners, school students and others.
From the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA): In September 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released several reproposed sections of food safety regulations originally proposed in January 2013: Standards for produce production (Produce Rule) MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
North Carolina Farmers and Growers: North Carolina Cooperative Extension would like to hear from you about your pest management needs (diseases, insects, weeds, nematodes, rodents, etc.). Spend 10 to 15 minutes filling out MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Back by popular demand…the Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will team up again with the Chatham County Beekeepers’ Association to conduct an 8-week Beekeeping School in early 2015. We are doing MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
The latest edition of the North Carolina State Apiculture Program’s newsletter, The Wolfpack’s Waggle, is now available on-line. The quarterly newsletter is a great way for beekeepers and others to keep up with the research, teaching, and Extension MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
I have created an on-line survey to help me determine how farmers and consumers use social media for education and marketing. I am hoping you can take a few minutes to complete this MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Wednesday October 8 at 5:30 pm Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos will be giving a tour of Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro. This will be the last MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension cordially invites you to join us for our annual Chatham County Farm & Industry Tour on Tuesday October 7, 2014 from 8:00 am-4:00 pm. For MORE »– from Growing Small Farms