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Cub Creek Community
Garden Spots Available

Cub Creek Community Garden is located off of Bridge Street in Wilkesboro, next to the dog park.  Currently, there are only a few spots still available for rent.  Many of the gardens are already in production.  All tools are provided and Wilkes Master Gardener volunteers are down at the garden at certain times to offer gardening advice.  Anyone interested in the garden can call 336 651 7333 for more information.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Cub Creek Community
Garden Spots Available

Cub Creek Community Garden is located off of Bridge Street in Wilkesboro, next to the dog park.  Currently, there are only a few spots still available for rent.  Many of the gardens are already in production.  All tools are provided and Wilkes Master Gardener volunteers are down at the garden at certain times to offer gardening advice.  Anyone interested in the garden can call 336 651 7333 for more information.

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Wilkes County 4-H
Programs

Wilkes County 4-H offers monthly special interest programs, community clubs, and after school programs at eight community schools.For more information please contact the Wilkes County 4-H Office at 336-651-7331

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Food Processing and Manufacturing Initiative

Food Processing and
Manufacturing Initiative

NC food processing and manufacturing initiative feasiblity study released The agricultural resources, industrial capacity and research innovation assets present in North Carolina create opportunities to catalyze development of value-added food processing and manufacturing businesses, according to a joint NC State-NCDA&CS economic feasibity study released Jan. 12. One page summary of the Initiative View the Full Report

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2015 Wilkes Annual
Plant Sale

The Wilkes County Center of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service is now taking orders for the 2015 annual plant sale.  If you are interested, please click here  to view the plant descriptions and order form.

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Plant Sciences Initiative Study Report

Plant Sciences
Initiative

Plant sciences initiative could spark NC economic growth, study finds A new economic study, released Jan. 12, shows that North Carolina has an opportunity to be the global hub for advanced plant sciences research and for the application of that research to expanding agricultural productivity. One page summary of the Initiative  View the Report

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Storm Damage to Trees popular

Recent snow and ice storms have caused extensive damage to trees.  Consider hiring a certified arborist to help assess the damage and prune or remove trees. See NC Cooperative Extension publication How to Hire MORE » – from   Gardening

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NCSU’s 16th Vermiculture Conference popular

NCSU’s 16th Vermiculture Conference August 10-11, 2015, Raleigh, NC LOCATION:  NC State University at the Hunt Library (ranked Second Most Amazing College Library in the U.S.A) WEBSITE:   http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/workshops/worm_conference Currently contains information from last year’s conference MORE » – from   Gardening

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Dealing With the Challenges of Cattle and Snow

Winter brings a special set of challenges for cattle producers. The need for labor and management increase just as forage quality, feed availability, and hours of daylight available to get things done decrease. MORE »

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Will the Frigid Weather Harm Your Outdoor Plants?

This week, we are experiencing the coldest weather of the winter with temperatures dropping to around zero degrees.  Most outdoor plants will tolerate freezing conditions, even the single digit temperatures we are seeing MORE »

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Troubleshooting Strawberry Problems popular

Check out this wonderful tool for diagnosing problems with strawberry plants.  Check off symptoms that you have seen and narrow the list of potential causes.  A great tool for troubleshooting in the MORE » – from   Gardening

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Got Fleas? popular

If you own pets, you may have experienced flea infestations from time to time.  Fleas not only feed on pets but will take blood meals from humans as well.  If you have had MORE »

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Tired of Seeing Buttercup in Your Pasture? popular

Tired of looking out across your pastures/hay fields and seeing that “sea of yellow” every spring?  One of the signs that spring has arrived is when the yellow flowers of buttercup begin to MORE »

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EVENTS View All
Master Gardener ClassWed Mar 4, 2015 Today
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
Wilkes County Cooperative Extenstion Center, 201 Curtis Bridge Road, Wilkesboro, NC
— 11 hours ago
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less ProgramThu Mar 5, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Wilkes Express YMCA, West Park Drive, North Wilkesboro, NC,
— 12 hours away
Wilkes Cattlemen's Association MeetingThu Mar 5, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Farm Bureau Insurance, 620 Elkin Highway, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659, United States
— 18 hours away
Master Gardener ClassWed Mar 11, 2015
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
Wilkes County Cooperative Extenstion Center, 201 Curtis Bridge Road, Wilkesboro, NC
— 7 days away
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less ProgramThu Mar 12, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Wilkes Express YMCA, West Park Drive, North Wilkesboro, NC,
— 1 week away
Master Gardener ClassWed Mar 18, 2015
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
Wilkes County Cooperative Extenstion Center, 201 Curtis Bridge Road, Wilkesboro, NC
— 2 weeks away
Southern Foresters' Climate Observations: State Comparisons and Spatial TrendsThu Mar 19, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
http://forestrywebinars.net
— 2 weeks away
Private Pesticide Recertification Class (V)Thu Mar 19, 2015
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
Wilkes County Center, 201 Curtis Bridge Road, Wilkesboro, NC
— 2 weeks away
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