Mushrooms in the Forest
Tuesday, October 8th at 10 a.m.

4-H Newsletter
October 2019

Med instead of Meds
A six week course beginning Tuesday, November 5th from 6-8 p.m. 
To register, call 828.884.3109 or email
$60 course fee 

Mushroom and Ginseng workshops this October!!!
"A great class for shady people"

If your backyard is covered in the lovely peaceful shade of our forests, but you'd still like to do something productive with it, this class is the answer! We'll go over many different aspects of both mushroom and ginseng production. 

The Power to Heal Tells of 
Bringing Equity to Healthcare
Join us for a poignant film about how Medicare informed the Civil Rights Revolution.   

Before Medicare, disparities in access to hospital care were dramatic. Less than half the nation's hospitals served black and white patients equally, and in the South, 1/3 of hospitals would not admit African-Americans even for emergencies.  continue reading

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.

Pasture Pork Workshop
This course will cover  topics relating to:
  •  Using Alternative Feed Sources
  •  Farrowing and Finishing
  •  Genetic Strategies to Maximize Profit
  •  Tips from Producers
October 16, 2019 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm 
Colfax Creek Farm
274 Harvey Logan Road, Bostic, NC 28018
Free Registration and Lunch!
For further information and to register contact:
Addison Bradley, or  828-884-3109

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

Transylvania County Beekeepers Association 

Transylvania County officially has a state recognized Beekeepers Association! This Association is dedicated to education and awareness of the importance of bees and beekeeping. All are welcome to come to learn or ask questions. 

Next meeting is Friday October 25th at 7:00

For more information contact Eddie Thompson at

For more information on the  State Association Click here! 

Prevention and Reversal of Chronic
Disease Through Nutrition
Join the Hunger Coalition of Transylvania for a free community health event! Sven Jonsson, MD will discuss the importance of nutrition and its effects on treating, reversing and even preventing chronic disease. He will share the key role nutrition plays in the whole person care he provides to his patients in the goal of helping them experience their healthiest lives possible. 
Tuesday, October 15 
6 pm - Doors open and light refreshments served 
6:30-7:30 pm - 
Health Seminar with Sven Jonsson, MD 
Transylvania County Library Rogow Room 212 S Gaston St, Brevard, NC 28712

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 fall planting, spring bulbs, and composting. Come visit our booth with all your questions!

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Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination statement

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 or in person at the County Extension Office at least 14 days prior to the event.