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Upcoming Events for Richmond County Center

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Richmond County Center Office Closed Wed Dec 24, 2014 — 2 days away
Richmond County Center Office Closed Thu Dec 25, 2014 — 3 days away
Richmond County Center Office Closed Fri Dec 26, 2014 — 4 days away
Richmond County Center Office Closed Thu Jan 1, 2015 — 1 week away
Blackberry and Raspberry Information Portal SE Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference Thu Jan 8- Mon Jan 12, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Savannah, GA, USA
— 2 weeks away

Educational sessions on blackberries, blueberries, strawberries and muscadines will be held at this meeting. Other fruit and vegetable sessions are also scheduled, so it is a great place to learn about multiple crops.

Program schedule and registration information can be found at:

http://www.seregionalconference.com/schedule/

Richmond County Center Gardening101-Botany Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Ag Services Center, 123 Caroline St., Rockingham, NC
— 3 weeks away
Growing Small Farms Chatham County Beekeeping School Mon Jan 12, 2015 @ 7:00 PM -Mon Mar 9, 2015 @ 9:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Pittsboro, NC
— 3 weeks away

Chatham County Cooperative Extension and the Chatham County Beekeepers' Association team up to conduct our popular 8-week Beekeeping School that runs on Monday nights from January 12 through March 9. Full details can be found at http://go.ncsu.edu/2015-bee-school

Growing Small Farms Southern SAWG Sustainable Ag Conference Wed Jan 14- Sun Jan 18, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Mobile, AL
— 3 weeks away

Southern SAWG’s Practical Tools and Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms conference draws over 1,000 farmers and local food advocates from across the nation. The conference features outstanding “field-tested” presenters and a full slate of hot-topic conference sessions, pre-conference courses and field trips. Full details on the Southern SAWG website at http://www.ssawg.org/january-2015-conference/

Peach Growers Information Peach Workshop Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Sandhills Research, 2148 Windblow Road, Jackson Springs, NC 27281, United States
— 1 month away

Dr. Mike Parker, NCSU Tree Fruit Specialist, will lead the program. Topics will include proper pesticide application, young tree training, pruning a mature peach tree, and more. Questions and needs of workshop participants will drive the direction of the program. This is a free Event.

Richmond County Center Gardening101-Plant Propagation Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM — 1 month away
on 2 calendars NC Peach Growers' Society Annual Meeting Tue Jan 27, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Moore County Agricultural Center
— 1 month away

The NC Peach Growers' Society's annual meeting features valuable production and marketing information for peach growers of all sizes and experience. Whether you have a small orchard or many acres of peach trees, this meeting will provide information to improve your production practices and your bottom line.

In the works is a pre-conference, in-the-orchard workshop to be held at the Sandhills Research Station on the Monday before the annual meeting.

Richmond County Center NC Peach Growers' Society Annual Meeting Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Moore County Ag Center
— 1 month away
NC Cooperative Extension NCFGC MWC Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lois G. Britt Agricultural Service Center, Kenansville, NC
— 1 month away
NC Cooperative Extension NCFGC MWC Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Iredell County Cooperative Extension, 444 Bristol Dr, Statesville, NC 28677, United States
— 1 month away
NC Cooperative Extension NCFGC MWC Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Western North Carolina Regional Livestock Center, Stock Dr., Canton, NC
— 1 month away
NC Cooperative Extension Use Value Advisory Board Meeting - RE: PUV Manual Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NC Farm Bureau - 301 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC
— 1 month away
Richmond County Center Gardening101-Soils & Fertilizer Mon Feb 9, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM — 2 months away
Richmond County Center Gardening101-Lawns Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM — 2 months away
Richmond County Center Sandhills Farm School Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 123 Caroline St, Rockingham, NC 28379, USA
— 2 months away
Richmond County Center Gardening101-Plant Diseases Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM — 2 months away
Blackberry and Raspberry Information Portal North American Raspberry and Blackberry Annual Meeting Tue Feb 24- Sat Feb 28, 2015 (All Day Event) — 2 months away
Richmond County Center Sandhills Farm School Field Day Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM — 2 months away
Community Gardens Growing In Place Symposium - Natural Learning Initiative Thu Mar 5, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Marbles Museum, 201 East Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
— 2 months away


Our partner, the Natural Learning Initiative, has opened registration for its "Growing In Place" Symposium, March 5, 2015 in Raleigh. Erin White of the Community Food Lab will speak about the role of design in creating diverse, healthy food systems, and there will be a number of other presentations about Green Neighborhood Assets: Streets, Houses, Schools, Parks, Food.

NLI - http://naturalearning.org/growing-place-symposium-2015
Symposium - http://naturalearning.org/growing-place-symposium-2015
Community Food Lab - http://www.communityfoodlab.org/

Community Gardens Dig-In! Weaving Edible Landscapes, Community Gardens and Urban Ag into the fabric of our community Sat Mar 7, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Marbles Kids Museum, 201 East Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC 27601, United States
— 2 months away


AHA will host Dig In! again at Marbles Kids Museum on Saturday, March 7, 2015.
http://www.advocatesforhealthinaction.org/eat-healthy/community-gardens/dig-in/

Agenda and registration materials will be available in January.

Plan to join us as we weave edible landscapes–community gardens and urban ag–into the fabric of our community in Wake County! Workshops will feature experts and information on:
- community gardens
- edible school gardens
- edible child care gardens

Who should come to Dig In?
- Elected officials
- City planners
- Teachers
- Child care center staff
- Parents
- Churches and other faith-based organizations
- Business leaders
- Nonprofit organizations
- Advocates

Presentations & Community Gardening Resources
Check out all the resources on community gardens from past Dig In! events and other expert sources.

Richmond County Center Gardening101-Diseases Mon Mar 9, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM — 3 months away
Richmond County Center Gardening101-IPM/Pesticides Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM — 3 months away
Richmond County Center Sandhills Farm School Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 123 Caroline St, Rockingham, NC 28379, USA
— 3 months away
Richmond County Center Gardening101-Growing Vegetables Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM — 3 months away
Richmond County Center Gardening101-Tree Fruits & Nuts Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM — 3 months away
Richmond County Center Gardening101-Small Fruits Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM — 4 months away
Richmond County Center Sandhills Farm School Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 123 Caroline St, Rockingham, NC 28379, USA
— 4 months away
Richmond County Center Gardening101-Flowers/Woodies Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM — 4 months away
Richmond County Center Gardening101-Wildlife Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM — 4 months away
Richmond County Center Sandhills Farm School Field Day Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM — 4 months away
Richmond County Center Sandhills Farm School Thu May 21, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 123 Caroline St, Rockingham, NC 28379, USA
— 5 months away
Richmond County Center Sandhills Farm School Field Day Tue May 26, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM — 5 months away
Blackberry and Raspberry Information Portal XI International Rubus and Ribes Symposium Pre-Confernece Tour Thu Jun 18- Sun Jun 21, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Charlotte NC
— 6 months away

The International Rubus and Ribes Symposium occurs once every 4 years. This is a meeting of scientists and industry people that work with Rubus and Ribes crops. There will be a preconference tour in the Charlotte, NC area and the official symposium will be in Asheville, NC. The last time it was in the US was 1980, 35 years ago. For more information check out the website: http://www.rubusribes2015.com/

Richmond County Center Sandhills Farm School Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 123 Caroline St, Rockingham, NC 28379, USA
— 6 months away
Blackberry and Raspberry Information Portal XI International Rubus and Ribes Symposium Sun Jun 21- Thu Jun 25, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Asheville NC
— 6 months away

The 11th International Rubus and Ribes Symposium, open to those involved in all aspects of production, research, education, and extension on caneberries, currants, and gooseberries, meeting June 21-25, 2015 in Asheville, NC.

Richmond County Center Sandhills Farm School Field Day Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM — 6 months away
Richmond County Center Sandhills Farm School Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 123 Caroline St, Rockingham, NC 28379, USA
— 7 months away
Richmond County Center Sandhills Farm School Field Day Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM — 7 months 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
— 8 months away