There's still time to take advantage of late Summer 2012 agricultural opportunities in the High Country
Tuesday 8/21: Squash Cucurbit Field Day in Ashe County, 4-7 PM
NC Cooperative Extension offers free Squash & Cucurbit Field Day Tuesday, 8/21/12
During the afternoon of Tuesday, August 21, 2012, NC Cooperative Extension and Fishel Farms will lead a field day on producing and managing squash, pumpkins, cucumbers, melons, and other varieties of cucurbits in the NC High Country. The Cucurbit Field Day will take place at Fishel Farms, located John Halsey Rd. in Grassy Creek, NC from 4:00 PM through 7:00 PM. This field day is free and open to all area farmers and large-scale gardeners with an interest in growing and harvesting cucurbit crops. The field day will include the following teachers, specialists, and leaders:
To insure adequate materials for all participants, pre-registration is encouraged. To register, or for more information, call the NC Cooperative Extension Watauga County Center at 828-264-3061.
Saturday 9/15: Cove Creek Farm Heritage Day, 10 AM – 4 PM
The Cove Creek Farm Heritage Day is growing to become the region’s premier Harvest Festival: a time for growers and fans of farms alike to gather for fun, learning, and the chance to get ready for another year ahead!
Information about this year’s Cove Creek Farm Heritage Day is posted at the Cove Creek Preservation & Development web site (http://www.covecreek.net/).
10/26-10/28: CFSA’s 27th Annual Sustainable Ag Conference, Greenville, SC
This year’s conference in Greenville, SC features:
Over 50 *cutting-edge, skill-building workshops* on growing organically,
pastured livestock, soils, permaculture, food, policy and more! Plus, full
tracks devoted to beginning farmers, helping your farm business thrive, etc.
Pre-conference intensives from the experts in organic
certification, organic production, orchard health, food safety, mushrooms,
bees, permaculture and more.
Pre-conference tours of some of the most beautiful and
successful sustainable farms and gardens in the Upstate of SC.
Check back often to find out about the many things happening in the High Country.