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The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service will be holding a series of 8 FREE SEMINARS on various topics.

The seminars will be held online via zoom.



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Strawberries: How to Start and Sustain Your Strawberry Patch


This event will be held online Thursday, February 18th from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. via zoom.

This seminar is geared for those new to growing strawberries or desiring to brush up on the basics. Participants will learn about site selection and preparation, proper soil and plant fertility needs, spacing, weed control, choosing the right cultivars, pruning, harvesting, and more. Finally, we will discuss the most common disease and insect problems and their possible control options.

 
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Blueberries: How to Build and Maintain your Blueberry Patch


This event will be held online Monday, February 22nd from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. via zoom.

This seminar is geared for those new to growing blueberries or desiring to brush up on the basics. Participants will learn about site selection and preparation, proper soil and plant fertility needs, spacing, weed control, choosing the right cultivars, pruning, harvesting, and more. Finally, we will discuss the most common disease and insect problems and their possible control options.

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Blackberries and Raspberries: How to Create and Care For Your Blackberry and Raspberry Patch


This event will be held online Monday, March 1st from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. via zoom.

This seminar is geared for those new to growing blackberries and raspberries or desiring to learn more tips on how to maintain your Blackberry and Raspberry patch. Participants will learn about site selection and preparation, proper soil and plant fertility needs, spacing, trellising, weed control, choosing the right cultivars, pruning, harvesting, and more. Finally, we will discuss the most common disease and insect problems and their possible control options.

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Grapes: How to Start and Grow Grapes


This event will be held online Monday, March 8th from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. via zoom.

This seminar is geared for those new to growing grapes or desiring to learn the basics on how to maintain your grapevines. Participants will learn about site selection and preparation, proper soil and plant fertility needs, spacing, trellising, weed control, choosing the right cultivars, pruning, harvesting, and more. Finally, we will discuss the most common disease and insect problems and their possible control options.

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Fruit Trees: How to Start and Foster Your Home Orchard

This event will be held online Thursday, March 18th from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. via zoom.

Individuals who have a small orchard or desire one will learn more about the basic cultural needs of apple, pear, peach, and other fruit trees. Topics covered include site selection, the differences between dwarf, semi-dwarf, and seedling trees, proper soil conditions, pollination requirements, differences in cultivars, chilling requirements, fertility needs, tree spacing, and general pruning principles. In addition, we will discuss the most common disease and insect problems and possible control options.

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Wake-up Your Garden


This event will be held online Monday, March 25th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  via zoom.

This seminar is geared for those new to gardening or desiring to brush up on the basics. Participants will learn about site selection and preparation, proper soil and plant fertility needs, spacing, crop rotation, cultivars, and the differences between cool and warm season vegetables. Finally, we will lightly discuss the most common disease, insect, and weed problems and their potential control options.

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Lawns: How to Start and or Maintain


This event will be held online on Monday, March 29th from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.via zoom

Homeowners will learn the basics in soil preparation, fertility needs, cultivar selection, differences between tall fescue, fine fescue and Kentucky bluegrasses; proper mowing heights and the many types of critters e.g., diseases, moles, grubs and insects that may impact your lawn.

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Common Insects Diseases in the Garden - An Organic Focus


The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service will be holding an in-depth Organic Pest Management Seminar for gardeners who desire to learn more on how to control (organically) insects, diseases, and weeds that plague their vegetables.

This program will be held on Monday, May 31st from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. online via zoom.

This seminar will cover a whirlwind of topics such as companion plants, farmscape, soil amendments, organically approved sprays, a plethora of tips, and more. Participants will receive plenty of handouts (online), ask questions, and enjoy a great presentation. You won’t want to miss it!

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