TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY CENTER
MARCH 2020 UPDATE

Master Gardener's Spring Symposium
"The Gardens of Biltmore"
Exploring Frederick Law Olmsted's
Horticultural Design Intent
and
Seasonal Horticultural Display
Biltmore Estate
with Horticulturist Jordana Chalnick
Saturday, March 14th 9:00 - noon
Rogow Room of Transylvania County Library
$10.00 entry fee
  
   
Junior Horse Club members learns about shoeing horses


March is 
National Nutrition Month and National Peanut MoNTH
EFNEP is always thinking about nutrition but this month is a good time to refocus your nutrition choices and think about the food decisions you make!
This week our nutrition goal for us is to make sure to eat healthy foods from all the food groups!
#NATIONALNUTRITIONMONTH 
#foodgroup #healthy #food #nutrition
Did you know that national peanut month has been celebrated since 1974? Here in North Carolina, over 386,000,000 pounds of peanuts were produced in 2018.
Peanuts contain 8 grams of protein per serving and make a great snack! Look for lightly salted or no salt added for the healthiest option.
#peanut #nationalpeanutmonth #protein #lowsodium
Livestock News

Transylvania County Cattlemen's Association will hold it's annual dinner and membership meeting on March 10, 2020, 6:00 P.M. at St. Timothy United Methodist Church.  Dr. Mark Alley from Zoetis Animal Health will discuss vaccination protocols for your herd.  To join the association, there is a $20 fee for individuals, $30 fee for families, which includes two dinners per year and ability to use cattle processing equipment.  

Mountain Cattle Alliance will hold it's spring educational program and dinner on March 12, 2020, 6:00 P.M. at the Mountain Horticulture Crops Research and Extension Center.  All M.C.A. producers are invited to attend.

Green Industry News - February 2020
Members of the Green Industry, make sure you are checking the Green Industry News to keep up with the what is going on in your industry in the Carolinas.

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Transylvania County Bee Keepers Association Meeting
We're focusing on landscaping with native pollinator plants this month

Come learn about our favorite plants to support our native pollinators. 

No beekeeping knowledge required.  Come learn about the benefits of Membership with the Association and whether beekeeping is a good hobby for you!

Tuesday March 3rd, 2020 at 
101 South Broad Street, Brevard, NC
(Commissioner's Chambers/ County Admin Building)

 Meetings will be first Tuesday of each month!  

For more information call 884-3109 or email Eddie Thompson, Club President, edt64@comporium.net 
     
   
Rain Garden and Water Quality Workshop

This workshop, led by experienced installers from NC State University - Cooperative Extension, will familiarize participants with the installation and maintenance of different kinds of stormwater Best Management Practices and to certify qualification to properly design and install many of the practices. This workshop takes place rain or shine.

Friday March 6th, 2020
Rogow Room- Transylvania County Public Library

     
Transylvania County Natural Resource Council
Monthly meeting
Free and open to the public

This month we'll explore the impact of invasive plants on our natural resources and learn what we can do about it. 

Friday March 13th, 2020 at 9:00AM
Board of Elections Conference Room
150 S. Gaston St., Brevard

Business Meeting to Follow presentation


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