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Richmond County Center Richmond County Farmer's Market Wed Jul 29, 2015 Today 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM — 27 minutes ago
Gardening Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Thu Jul 30, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 8 hours away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Local Food Watermelon Day Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension State Farmers Market, Raleigh, NC
— 19 hours away

More information: http://www.gottobenc.com/node/1290

Richmond County Center Sandhills Strawberry Preplant Meeting Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Moore Co. Ag Center, 707 Pinehurst Ave., Carthage, NC
— Tomorrow

Please contact the Moore County Extension office at 910-947-3188 or the Richmond County Extension office at 910-997-8255, to pre-register.

Gardening Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Fri Jul 31, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— Tomorrow

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Richmond County Center Randolph Co. Goat Show Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Asheboro, NC
— 2 days away
Gardening Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Sat Aug 1, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 2 days away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Gardening Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Sun Aug 2, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 3 days away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Gardening Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Mon Aug 3, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 4 days away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Richmond County Center Smoothie Class for Seniors Mon Aug 3, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Rockingham Sr. Center
— 5 days away
on 3 calendars Bats for Pest Control Workshop Mon Aug 3, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Silk Hope, NC
— 5 days away

The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop on Protecting and Enhancing Bat Populations to Help with Pest Control on the Farm from 7:00-9:30 pm on Monday August 3 at the Silk Hope Farm Heritage Center in Silk Hope, NC. The workshop will be taught by UNC-Greensboro biologist and bat expert Dr. Matina Kalcounis-Rueppell.

There are approximately 11 species of bats in the piedmont region of North Carolina and all of them eat insects, including mosquitoes and many important agricultural pests like corn earworms, stink bugs, cucumber beetles, planthoppers, and much more. Pest-control services provided by insect-eating bats in the United States likely save the U.S. agricultural industry at least $3 billion a year, and this is a conservative estimate. A large colony of big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus) can eat 18 million corn rootworms each summer, while a single evening bat (Nycticeius humeralis) can consume over 20,000 insects annually.

AGENDA:

Bats in your Backyard: Biology, Ecology, and Relevance to Farmers and Agriculture
- Bats as fascinating mammals
- Resources that bats need for survival
- Bats as insect consumers in piedmont food webs
- Specific species on piedmont farms
- Ways to attract bats to your farm or garden
- Threats to piedmont bats
- What you can do for bat conservation

Q&A Session

On-Site Bat Observation Session with Bat Detectors (weather permitting)

Advance registration is required by July 29. To register go to http://go.ncsu.edu/bat-workshop

Gardening Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Tue Aug 4, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 5 days away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Gardening Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Wed Aug 5, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 6 days away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Richmond County Center Richmond County Farmer's Market Wed Aug 5, 2015 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM — 7 days away
Gardening Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Thu Aug 6, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 1 week away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Gardening Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Fri Aug 7, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 1 week away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Community Gardens All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Management of Japanese Beetles and other White Grubs Fri Aug 7, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/fireant
— 1 week away

Japanese beetles and other white grubs attack the roots of lawns and other turf grass areas. Then, as adults, they can eat your favorite plants in the garden and landscape. This webinar presented by Dr. J. C. Chong from Clemson University will provide the information you need to understand and control these pests. Moderated by Bethany O'Rear and Ken Creel, Regional Extension Agents, Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Click here to login as a guest and participate in the live event. Note: on August 7, the link to the live webinar opens about 15 minutes before the webinar. If you log in earlier, you will get an error message.

Gardening Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Sat Aug 8, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 1 week away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Gardening Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Sun Aug 9, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 1 week away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Gardening Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Mon Aug 10, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 2 weeks away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

on 2 calendars NCSU 16th Annual Vermiculture Conference Mon Aug 10, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension James B. Hunt Jr. Library, 1070 Partners Way, Raleigh, NC 27606, United States
— 2 weeks away

NCSU's 16th Vermiculture Conference
August 10-11, 2015
Hunt Library, which is ranked #2 in '10 of the Most Amazing College Libraries in the U.S.A.'

Conference website at http://www.ncsu.edu/workshops/worm_conference.
Information about the 2015 conference will be added as it becomes available.

Last year, 120 people from 24 U.S. states and 8 countries participated in this unique event.

Richmond County Center Forest Summit Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Carthage
— 2 weeks away
Richmond County Center [ProNR] Working Forest Summit 2 Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Moore County Cooperative Extension, 707 Pinehurst Ave, Carthage, NC 28327
— 2 weeks away

Day-long "Working Forest Summit" will cover:

- The Taxing Business of Forestry
- Market Trends & Selling Timber
- Growing for Value and Selling for Profit
- Longleaf Pine Restoration
- Using Fire to Promote Biodiversity, Habitat and Forest Health
- Producing Pine Straw for Profit
- Conservation Easements

Advanced registration is required. With support of granting organizations, private landowners attend this event at no charge. Professional land managers, wishing to receive continuing forestry education credits (CFE), are encouraged to attend but will be required to pay a registration fee of $90. Please use this workshop link for more information http:// www.ncsu-feop.org/landowners

Local Food NCSU 16th Annual Vermiculture Conference Mon Aug 10, 2015 @ 8:15 AM -Tue Aug 11, 2015 @ 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension James B. Hunt Jr. Library on Centennial Campus
— 2 weeks away

NCSU 16th Annual Vermiculture Conference is August 10-11 at the James Hunt Library on Centennial Campus. The only annual training in the world on commercial vermiculture, this event teaches how to start or expand a vermicompost production operation. For more information and to register, go to http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/workshops/worm_conference/

http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/workshops/worm_conference/

Contact:
Rhonda Sherman
sherman@ncsu.edu
919-515-6770

on 2 calendars Cut Flower Workshop Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Pittsboro, NC
— 2 weeks away

The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop on Growing Cut Flowers for Market as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series. This will be a two-part workshop on Monday, August 10 and Monday, August 17. The August 10 workshop will be a full day of presentations from 9:00 am-5:00 pm in the auditorium of the Agriculture Building in Pittsboro. The August 17 workshop will take place from 9:00 am-1:00 pm at Perry-winkle Farm in northern Chatham County.

Workshop instructors include experienced cut flower growers Cathy Jones of Perry-winkle Farm and Leah Cook of Wild Hare Farm, plus Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos. This is a very unique and rare opportunity to learn from two very successful cut flower growers. Space is limited so make sure and register early before it fills up! Registration deadline is August 4. For complete details including an agenda, speaker bios, and registration info, go to http://go.ncsu.edu/cut-flower-workshop

Gardening Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Tue Aug 11, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 2 weeks away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

on 2 calendars NCSU 16th Annual Vermiculture Conference Tue Aug 11, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension James B. Hunt Jr. Library, 1070 Partners Way, Raleigh, NC 27606, United States
— 2 weeks away

NCSU's 16th Vermiculture Conference
August 10-11, 2015
Hunt Library, which is ranked #2 in '10 of the Most Amazing College Libraries in the U.S.A.'

Conference website at http://www.ncsu.edu/workshops/worm_conference.
Information about the 2015 conference will be added as it becomes available.

Last year, 120 people from 24 U.S. states and 8 countries participated in this unique event.

Gardening Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Wed Aug 12, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 2 weeks away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Richmond County Center Richmond County Farmer's Market Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM — 2 weeks away
on 3 calendars Pollinator Garden Tour Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 480 Hillsboro St, Pittsboro, NC 27312, USA
— 2 weeks away

Wednesday August 12 at 5:30 pm Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos will be giving a tour of Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro. The garden was designed to provide forage habitat for pollinators such as honey bees, native bees, butterflies, flower flies, hummingbirds, beetles, and other beneficial insects.No registration is required…just meet on the sidewalk in front of Chatham Marketplace at 5:30 pm, rain or shine! The garden is at 480 Hillsboro St. Pittsboro, NC 27312. For more information about the garden, visit the Growing Small Farms website at http://go.ncsu.edu/pollinator-garden

Gardening Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Thu Aug 13, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 2 weeks away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Gardening Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Fri Aug 14, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 2 weeks away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Gardening Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Sat Aug 15, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 2 weeks away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Gardening Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Sun Aug 16, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 2 weeks away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

on 2 calendars On-farm Cut Flower Workshop Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Perry-winkle Farm
— 3 weeks away

The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop on Growing Cut Flowers for Market as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series. This will be a two-part workshop on Monday, August 10 and Monday, August 17. The August 10 workshop will be a full day of presentations from 9:00 am-5:00 pm in the auditorium of the Agriculture Building in Pittsboro. The August 17 workshop will take place from 9:00 am-1:00 pm at Perry-winkle Farm in northern Chatham County.

Workshop instructors include experienced cut flower growers Cathy Jones of Perry-winkle Farm and Leah Cook of Wild Hare Farm, plus Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos. This is a very unique and rare opportunity to learn from two very successful cut flower growers. Space is limited so make sure and register early before it fills up! Registration deadline is August 4. Go to http://go.ncsu.edu/cut-flower-workshop for complete details.

Local Food 11th Annual Commissioner’s Food Safety Forum Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Expo Building at the NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC
— 3 weeks away

Information provided by NCDA&CS:
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"Mark your calendars! The 11th Annual Commissioner’s Food Safety Forum will be held on Tuesday, August 18th from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm in the Expo Building at the NC State Fairgrounds.

This year’s Forum will include a discussion on High Path Avian Influenza, the current status and implications of the disease and North Carolina’s preparation for possible response activities."

Check the NCDA&CS website, www.ncagr.gov/ncfoodsafetyforum for updates on the agenda and registration.

**Contact Chrissy Waggett at Christina.waggett@ncagr.gov for more information.**

Richmond County Center Richmond County Farmer's Market Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM — 3 weeks away
Richmond County Center Sandhills Farm School Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 123 Caroline St, Rockingham, NC 28379, USA
— 3 weeks away
Richmond County Center Richmond County Farmer's Market Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM — 4 weeks away
on 2 calendars 8th Annual Paw Paw Festival Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 1450 Fairchild Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27105, USA
— 1 month away

The 8th annual NC pawpaw festival will be held Sat. August the 29th from 10-1 at the Forsyth county agriculture building in Winston-Salem. This is 1450 Fairchild rd and is a free event. Food will be available made with pawpaw as long as it lasts and lectures will be given on everything pawpaw from folklore to commercializing the fruit in NC. Tours will be given of the extension office pawpaw orchard and fruit, seed, and trees will be available for purchasing. For more info please contact Derek Morris or Mary Jac Brennan at 336 703-2850.

Local Food 8th Annual NC Pawpaw Festival Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Forsyth County Agriculture Building, 1450 Fairchild Road, Winston-Salem, NC
— 1 month away

Free Event!

The 8th annual NC pawpaw festival will be held 10 am -1 pm, Saturday, August 29, 2015 at the Forsyth County agriculture building, 1450 Fairchild Road, Winston-Salem, NC.

Paw Paw FruitFood made with pawpaws will be available as long as it lasts.

Lectures will be given on everything pawpaw from folklore to commercializing the fruit in NC.

Paw Paw LeavesTours will be given of the extension office pawpaw orchard.

Fruit, seed, and trees will be available for purchasing.

For more info please contact Derek Morris or Mary Jac Brennan at 336 703-2850.

Richmond County Center Richmond County Farmer's Market Wed Sep 2, 2015 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM — 1 month away
Richmond County Center Richmond County Farmer's Market Wed Sep 9, 2015 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM — 1 month away
on 3 calendars Pollinator Garden Tour Wed Sep 9, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 480 Hillsboro St, Pittsboro, NC 27312, USA
— 1 month away

Wednesday September 9 at 5:30 pm Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos will be giving a tour of Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro. The garden was designed to provide forage habitat for pollinators such as honey bees, native bees, butterflies, flower flies, hummingbirds, beetles, and other beneficial insects.No registration is required…just meet on the sidewalk in front of Chatham Marketplace at 5:30 pm, rain or shine! The garden is at 480 Hillsboro St. Pittsboro, NC 27312. For more information about the garden, visit the Growing Small Farms website at http://go.ncsu.edu/pollinator-garden

Richmond County Center Richmond County 4-H Goat Show Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Dale DeWitt's Farm in Ellerbe, NC
— 1 month away
Local Food Webinar: Feral and managed bees in rural and urban habitats Mon Sep 14, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Webinar. Time to be determined.
— 2 months away

For more information, to sign up for emails about future webinars, and to locate the link to the session, please see the Beekeeping Webinars website:
http://entomology.ces.ncsu.edu/apiculture/beekeeping-webinars/

If you have questions, please contact David Tarpy, Professor and Extension Apiculturist, NC State University at david_tarpy@ncsu.edu.

Richmond County Center V credit pesticide class Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 123 Caroline St, Rockingham, NC 28379, USA
— 2 months away
Richmond County Center Richmond County Farmer's Market Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM — 2 months away
Gardening The Great NC Tree Conference, Greensboro, NC Thu Sep 17, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Greensboro Marriott Downtown, 304 North Greene Street, Greensboro, NC 27401, United States
— 2 months away

Conference Website: http://ncufc.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=51682ee1feab41e9f1f91ba4c&id=4577959f14&e=d5b1223d4b

Register Now: http://ncufc.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=51682ee1feab41e9f1f91ba4c&id=bec51e6e6f&e=d5b1223d4b

The 8th Annual NC Urban Forestry Conference is coming your way. This year we have Dr. Ed Gilman from the University of Florida as the keynote speaker. Dr. Gilman wrote “Illustrated Guide to Pruning” and has published more than 120 scientific peer reviewed journal articles on roots and pruning trees in his 30 years in academia and industry. He will take us back to the basics of tree care.

Join us on the 18th for the first ever Field Day in which Dr. Gilman will demonstrate the different pruning practices with climbers in the tree. We will also have other demonstration stations for you to get hands-on, live experience with other topics such as root excavation, urban wood use, nursery stock selection, proper planting, and the Asplundh Volts Wagon.

ISA, SAF, pesticide, AICP, and landscape architect credits have been applied for and will be made available. We will update the conference website with the approved credits.

Register Now to take advantage of the reduced registration fees!

Conference Hotel Information:
Greensboro Marriott Downtown
Start date: 9/18/15 End date: 9/20/15
Last day to book: 8/17/15

Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

Greensboro Marriott Downtown for 139.00 USD per night
Book your group rate for North Carolina Urban Forest Council


Gardening The Great NC Tree Conference, Greensboro, NC Fri Sep 18, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Greensboro Marriott Downtown, 304 North Greene Street, Greensboro, NC 27401, United States
— 2 months away

Conference Website: http://ncufc.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=51682ee1feab41e9f1f91ba4c&id=4577959f14&e=d5b1223d4b

Register Now: http://ncufc.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=51682ee1feab41e9f1f91ba4c&id=bec51e6e6f&e=d5b1223d4b

The 8th Annual NC Urban Forestry Conference is coming your way. This year we have Dr. Ed Gilman from the University of Florida as the keynote speaker. Dr. Gilman wrote “Illustrated Guide to Pruning” and has published more than 120 scientific peer reviewed journal articles on roots and pruning trees in his 30 years in academia and industry. He will take us back to the basics of tree care.

Join us on the 18th for the first ever Field Day in which Dr. Gilman will demonstrate the different pruning practices with climbers in the tree. We will also have other demonstration stations for you to get hands-on, live experience with other topics such as root excavation, urban wood use, nursery stock selection, proper planting, and the Asplundh Volts Wagon.

ISA, SAF, pesticide, AICP, and landscape architect credits have been applied for and will be made available. We will update the conference website with the approved credits.

Register Now to take advantage of the reduced registration fees!

Conference Hotel Information:
Greensboro Marriott Downtown
Start date: 9/18/15 End date: 9/20/15
Last day to book: 8/17/15

Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

Greensboro Marriott Downtown for 139.00 USD per night
Book your group rate for North Carolina Urban Forest Council


Local Food Eastern Triangle Farm Tour Sat Sep 19- Mon Sep 21, 2015 (All Day Event) — 2 months away

Find out more here:
http://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/etft/

Community Development Deadline to apply for Our Town Grant Program Mon Sep 21, 2015 — 2 months away

Guidelines for the 2016 Our Town grant program with an earlier application deadline of September 21, 2015.

Local Food NC Egg Grading School For Small Producers Organic/Range Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension TBD
— 2 months away

The class is directed at new and established small producers of naturally/organic eggs, extension agents, and purchasers of locally grown products. If you are an individual who wants to learn more about the proper methods of grading and evaluating the internal and external quality of the shell eggs they produce, then this workshop should be of interest. This will include a review of the North Carolina Egg Law and components which will apply to small producers.

For more information: http://poultry.ces.ncsu.edu/workshops-conferences/
Or contact: Ken Anderson at ken_anderson@ncsu.edu or (919) 515-5527

Richmond County Center Richmond County Farmer's Market Wed Sep 23, 2015 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM — 2 months away
Richmond County Center Richmond County Farmer's Market Wed Sep 30, 2015 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM — 2 months away
Local Food Save the Date - NIFTI National Incubator Farm Field School Wed Oct 7- Sat Oct 10, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Raleigh, NC, USA
— 2 months away
Richmond County Center Richmond County Farmer's Market Wed Oct 7, 2015 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM — 2 months away
Local Food Carolina Meat Conference Mon Oct 12- Wed Oct 14, 2015 (All Day Event) — 2 months away

Save the Date

Richmond County Center Richmond County Farmer's Market Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM — 3 months away
Gardening 13th Annual Natural Learning Initiative Design Institute, Raleigh, NC Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607, United States
— 3 months away

13th Annual Design Institute: The Whole Child in Nature
http://naturalearning.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1a5eb3907fb4f4a559a01e360&id=00a5a34e1d&e=add7a69d2b

Designing and programming children’s outdoor environments for play, learning, and well-being.

Join us and see how naturalized outdoor environments offer children opportunities to engage with the natural world (plants, animals, rocks, air, water, weather phenomena) through self-motivated free play and learning experiences.

To learn more details about the 13th Annual Design Institute, visit the NLI website. Confirmed speakers and Institute Hotel details are available.

October 21 - 22, 2015
New Location for 2015:
NC Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC

Register Here: http://naturalearning.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=1a5eb3907fb4f4a559a01e360&id=80eba1d651&e=add7a69d2b

Sponsored by the Natural Learning Initiative
http://naturalearning.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1a5eb3907fb4f4a559a01e360&id=00a5a34e1d&e=add7a69d2b

Richmond County Center Richmond County Farmer's Market Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM — 3 months away
on 3 calendars Pollinator Garden Tour Wed Oct 21, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 480 Hillsboro St, Pittsboro, NC 27312, USA
— 3 months away

Wednesday October 21 at 5:30 pm Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos will be giving a tour of Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro. The garden was designed to provide forage habitat for pollinators such as honey bees, native bees, butterflies, flower flies, hummingbirds, beetles, and other beneficial insects.No registration is required…just meet on the sidewalk in front of Chatham Marketplace at 5:30 pm, rain or shine! The garden is at 480 Hillsboro St. Pittsboro, NC 27312. For more information about the garden, visit the Growing Small Farms website at http://go.ncsu.edu/pollinator-garden

Gardening 13th Annual Natural Learning Initiative Design Institute, Raleigh, NC Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607, United States
— 3 months away

13th Annual Design Institute: The Whole Child in Nature
http://naturalearning.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1a5eb3907fb4f4a559a01e360&id=00a5a34e1d&e=add7a69d2b

Designing and programming children’s outdoor environments for play, learning, and well-being.

Join us and see how naturalized outdoor environments offer children opportunities to engage with the natural world (plants, animals, rocks, air, water, weather phenomena) through self-motivated free play and learning experiences.

To learn more details about the 13th Annual Design Institute, visit the NLI website. Confirmed speakers and Institute Hotel details are available.

October 21 - 22, 2015
New Location for 2015:
NC Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC

Register Here: http://naturalearning.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=1a5eb3907fb4f4a559a01e360&id=80eba1d651&e=add7a69d2b

Sponsored by the Natural Learning Initiative
http://naturalearning.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1a5eb3907fb4f4a559a01e360&id=00a5a34e1d&e=add7a69d2b

Richmond County Center Richmond County Farmer's Market Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM — 3 months away
Growing Small Farms 30th Annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference Fri Nov 6- Mon Nov 9, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Durham, NC
— 3 months away

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association's 30th Annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference brings together those new to the movement and experienced veterans to network and collaborate. There is no place like the Sustainable Agriculture Conference to learn from the experts about cutting-edge techniques and innovative programs and to connect with others who are just as passionate about rebuilding a healthy, local foodshed from seed to plate. For more information visit the CFSA website at http://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/sac.

Local Food Sustainable Agriculture Conference Fri Nov 6- Mon Nov 9, 2015 (All Day Event) — 3 months away

More details here:
http://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/sac/

Richmond County Center Extension Conference Mon Dec 7, 2015 @ 8:00 AM -Wed Dec 9, 2015 @ 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension North Raleigh Hilton, Raleigh, NC
— 4 months away