Upcoming Events for Richmond County Center
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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:
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
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/
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.
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.
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/
AHA will host Dig In! again at Marbles Kids Museum on Saturday, March 7, 2015.
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
- Child care center staff
- Churches and other faith-based organizations
- Business leaders
- Nonprofit organizations
Presentations & Community Gardening Resources
Check out all the resources on community gardens from past Dig In! events and other expert sources.
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/
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.