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Strawberries: How to Start and Sustain Your Strawberry Patch

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service will be holding a free seminar on how to establish and maintain your strawberry patch. This event will be held online Monday February 7th from 6:00 – 7:30 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.

For more information, go to macon.ces.ncsu.edu/events or contact the Macon County Extension Center at 828 349 2049 or e-mail Christy Bredenkamp at clbreden@ncsu.edu

Starting and Managing Your Blueberry Patch

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service will be holding a free seminar on how to establish and maintain your blueberry patch. This event will be held online Tuesday February 15th 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.

For more information, go to macon.ces.ncsu.edu/events or contact the Macon County Extension Center at 828 349 2049 or e-mail Christy Bredenkamp at clbreden@ncsu.edu

 

Fruit Trees: How to Start and Foster Your Home Orchard

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service will be holding a free seminar on How to Start and Foster Your Fruit Tree Home Orchard. This event will be held online Monday March 7th 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.

For more information, go to macon.ces.ncsu.edu/events or contact the Macon County Extension Center at 828 349 2049 or e-mail Christy Bredenkamp at clbreden@ncsu.edu

Blackberries &  Raspberries: How to Create & Care For Your Caneberry Patch

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service will be holding a free seminar on how to create and care for your Caneberry patch. This event will be held online Monday March 14th  from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 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 Caneberry 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.

For more information, go to macon.ces.ncsu.edu/events or contact the Macon County Extension Center at 828 349 2049 or e-mail Christy Bredenkamp at clbreden@ncsu.edu

Grapes: How to Start and Grow Grapes

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service will be holding a free seminar on how to start and grow your own grape vines. This event will be held online Thursday March 17th from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 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 grape vines. 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.

For more information, go to macon.ces.ncsu.edu/events or contact the Macon County Extension Center at 828 349 2049 or e-mail Christy Bredenkamp at clbreden@ncsu.edu

Gardening Basics 101

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service will be holding a Gardening Basics 101 Seminar (free) online Monday March 28th  from 6:00 p.m. – 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.

For more information, go to macon.ces.ncsu.edu/events or contact the Macon County Extension Center at 828 349 2049 or e-mail Christy Bredenkamp at clbreden@ncsu.edu