TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY CENTER
AUGUST 2019 UPDATE


EXTENSION mASTER gaRDENER vOLUNTEERS mONTHLY eDUCATIONAL pROGRAM
The Benefits of Native Plants
with Shelby Jackson of Carolina Native Nursery
Tuesday, August 13th at 10 a.m.





Apple Recipe Contest at 
the NC Apple Festival in Hendersonville

Have a great apple recipe? click here for the official entry form and all the details 

Food Preservation Workshop Canning Meat
There will be a hands-on workshop Wednesday,August 14th from 1-4 p.m. at the Extension center.  Learn how to properly prepare the meat and safely preserve it using a pressure canner.  Contact the Extension at 828.884.3109 to sign up for this class.  There is a $15.00 per person charge payable at the workshop.

Green Industry News 
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.

Master Gardeners at the Farmers Market

Master Gardeners will be the Transylvania Farmers Market on the first and 3rd Saturday of each month. This month we'll focus on setting your garden up for success and what pest to watch out for. Come visit our booth with all your questions!




CONFUSED ABOUT MEDICARE?
YOU ARE INVITED TO A FREE WORKSHOP:
"Introduction to Medicare - Understanding the Puzzle"
@ SACRED HEART CHURCH
150 BRIAN BERG DRIVE, BREVARD
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28TH, 2-4 PM

What is it?
The Council on Aging will present a class on Medicare, explaining how it works, the enrollment process, how to avoid penalties, and ways to save money.
Who Should Attend?
People new to Medicare, caregivers, people leaving employer health insurance for Medicare, and others who help Medicare beneficiaries.
The information presented is unbiased as no products are sold, recommended, or endorsed.

Pre-register online at www.COAabc.org , call the Council on Aging at (828) 277-8288 or in Transylvania County call 828.884.3109
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Carolina Meat Conference
NC Choices Carolina Meat Conference is a nationally recognized event, specifically focused on bringing together every part of the meat supply chain. Farmers, chefs, butchers, and industry leaders convene for two-days of unparalleled networking, hands-on training, and technical and business assistance.

October 6&7, 2019 at the Charlotte Metro City Center

For further information or to register visit  this website.

What's Bugging YOUR Forest? 
If you have hemlocks on your property that are close to a stream or lake, then you probably qualify for financial assistance to get them treated! Hemlocks play a very important role in our ecosystem and when you take care of them, you're taking care of everyone. 

Click here to learn more!

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North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University commit themselves to positive action to secure equal opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, a ge, disability, or veteran's status. In addition, the two Universities welcome all persons without regard to sexual orientation.  North Carolina State University, North Carolina A&T State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments cooperating.
Persons with disabilities and persons with limited English proficiency may request accommodations to participate by contacting Transylvania County Extension Director, Bart Renner, at (828) 884-3109 or  bmrenner@ncsu.edu or in person at the County Extension Office at least 14 days prior to the event.