Gardening Tasks for September
 Click here for a comprehensive list of tasks to keep your landscape looking great and your vegetable garden productive.

Triple Falls in Dupont State Forest is one of many attractions bringing people to Cedar Mountain, NC
Join the Transylvania Natural Resource Council for our monthly public meeting

 This month the TNRC will receive a presentation from Allen McNiel- the Transylvania County interim Planning Director. In 2019, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners appointed five citizens to the Cedar Mountain Small Area Planning Committee. The committee is in the process of developing a small area plan for the Cedar Mountain community and will then make recommendations to the Planning Board and Board of Commissioners on regulations, the development process, and other county activities that influence growth and development under the plan. On September 11th, Interim Planning Director Allen McNeill will share recent survey results with TNRC members concerning development activities and natural resources within Cedar Mountain.

Click here for more information and to join virtually!

Home Food Preservation Demonstrations 

WNC AgOptions Grant Cycle is open for all small farmers!

WNC Agricultural Options is now accepting grant applications from farmers diversifying or expanding their businesses. With funding from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, WNC AgOptions is distributing a total of $216,000 to western North Carolina farmers in 2021. The application deadline is Nov. 20.

Click Here for more info and to apply!

4-H Newsletter - Summer 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.

Livestock News

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Are you a farmer or rancher whose operation has been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic? The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program provides direct relief to producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19.
USDA is accepting applications now through SEPTEMBER 11, 2020. Producers should apply through the Farm Service Agency at their local USDA Service Center.  For more information click here.


Who MeatSuite is for?  MeatSuite is for NC farms that raise meat and sell it, in bulk quantities, directly to consumers.
What counts as "bulk"? Traditionally, bulk sales are whole, half, and quarter animals however, bulk bundles are also a great way to sell. Bundles are an assortment of cuts. You can create bundles in a range of sizes, allowing consumers to fit their budget and their freezer.
What does it cost? It's FREE. NC Choices, a program of NC State Extension, manages MeatSuite and there is no cost to farmers or consumers using the site.

Planting your own Virus Victory Garden? Its time to take care of the weeds!

Don't let your weeds get ahead of you, and take care of your spine! In this video I discuss techniques to win the war on weeds, while making sure that you reduce your risk of injury. 

We'll be publishing videos on growing your own food as often as possible. But please let us know how we can support you're homestead!
email: or call 884-3109

NC State Extension Homegrown Monthly Digest
Homegrown is an ever changing source of information that will be of interest to everyone.  Timely articles are posted continually throughout the year, covering topics relating to In the Garden, In the Kitchen and On the Farm.
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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, age, 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.