TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY CENTER
MARCH UPDATE


Extension Master Gardener Volunteers 
Annual Spring Symposium
Alternative Gardening Methods
Straw Bale, Container and Hydroponic Gardening
Saturday March 16th 9 am - noon
Rogow Room of Transylvania County Library
212 S. Gaston St. Brevard, NC 

 




Transylvania Cattlemen's Association Annual Dinner and Meeting

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. 
Transylvania County Library Rogow Room

Dinner is free to all members.  New members are welcome!  $20 for an individual and $30 for a family.

To register: (828) 884-3109

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W.N.C Small Ruminant Workshop

Saturday, March 30, 2019  
W.N.C. Regional Livestock Center
Canton, NC 

For further information, contact acbradl2@ncsu.edu or call (828) 884-3109

WNC Medicinal Herb Growers  Annual Grower-Buyer Panel

Join us for an informative panel and network with potential buyers and growers. Get organized and plan with better accuracy. Plus, there will be a seed and plant swap following the grower-buyer meetup.  Please bring your extras to trade!      

Wednesday April 3rd
Location to be determined 
10am-2pm break at 12:30 for bag lunch  

Email Margaret_Bloomquist@ncsu.edu  for more info or to RSVP. 
Understanding Pesticides and Pesticide Safety
This class is designed to provide landscape employers and/or their designated trainers some of the necessary skills to train new employees in the essential areas of pesticide safety. 
March 7,  4-7 p.m. N.C. Cooperative Extension, Buncombe County Center, 49 Mt Carmel Rd, Asheville, NC 28806


The Western North Carolina Green Team presents: Pruning as an IPM Strategy

The class will focus on the proper ways to prune various types of plants, including trees, shrubs, and vines, to improve plant health in landscape.  Open to Landscape Contractors and Master Gardener Volunteers
Friday, March 15, 1-4 p.m.
Transylvania County Library,  212 S Gaston St., Brevard

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Landscape Management Workshop 2019
for Landscape Contractors
Friday March 29, 2019, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 
Lambuth Inn Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center, Lake Junaluska NC 
Program: 4 hours of Landscape Contractor Credits have been approved for this class as well as 2 hours of pesticide credits in categories D, L, N, and X


Landscape Contractor CEU Offerings 
Landscape Contractors often are looking for an assortment of opportunities to access the various credits that the need to keep their NC Landscape Contractor License or Pesticide License. One of the things that my role in N.C. Cooperative Extension in Buncombe County is tasked to do is to develop classes in a wide range of areas to provide an assortment of diverse classes to meet this need. Sometimes this may mean that some one will need to take 2-3 short classes to get all of their credits,


Find out about the great opportunities for youth in  Transylvania County
4-H Teen Council Officer Swearing-In Ceremony
SHIIP Volunteers Needed
We are looking for volunteers for the SHIIP program. SHIIP stands for the Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program. Volunteers/counselors receive training on the Medicare Program and assist seniors in navigating the Medicare program - what drug program is the best for the medications you are taking, if you qualify for Extra Help, etc... Call 828/884-3109 or email renay_knapp@ncsu.edu for more information or to sign up!


Lunch and Learn - Cooking with a Crockpot
March 27, 12 noon 
Transylvania County Cooperative Extension Center
Bring your lunch and join us for our first Lunch and Learn Series. This month we will learn how to use the Crock Pot to the fullest potential. Samples will also be available (but not a full meal.) Pre-registration is necessary so call 828/884-3109 to get your name on the list. Cost: $5.00

Colon Cancer Awareness - Strollin' Colon!
Saturday March 23, 11 am-2 pm 
Rogow Room at the Transylvania County Library
Come see the "Strollin' Colon" as part of Colon Cancer Awareness.  There will be displays from various agencies and organizations there also with additional information.
Extension Master Food Volunteer
Are you interested in learning more about cooking skills, how to do food demonstrations, nutrition, food and much more? We are looking for people to join the Extension Master Food Volunteer program. This program is similar to the Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program, but centered around food preparation, safety and nutrition. The training includes 30 hours of classroom activities and learning, and giving back to the program by volunteering to do food demonstrations and programs that would help the Family and Consumer Sciences program in Transylvania County. Specific details are not complete at this time, but call to get your name of the list. 828/884-3109 or email renay_knapp@ncsu.edu
Family Dinner Series 
March Topic is Love & Intimacy. 
Learn how to create more loving and intimate relationships within your family using the Five Love Languages.
March 25, 6 pm - Rogow Room, Transylvania County Library 

Protect your Farmland!
Becoming part of a Voluntary Ag District can provide you with a variety of benefits including protection from from nuisance complaints and making the local community aware of what happens on farmland. 

This program is voluntary and free! Click here for more information to see if you qualify. Call us at 884-3109 for more information. 


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. 

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