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The Cherokee County Center Local Foods contact is Keith Wood.

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Shiitake Mushroom Farming Workshop

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian Cooperative Extension will be hosting Specialists from the NC A&T Mushroom Program to …

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Vegetable Gardening Class

Want to grow fresh vegetables but do not know where or how to start? With rising food prices and …

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Local Food Guides Are Available

Agricultural Extension Agent, Keith Wood has compiled a directory of local producers of food & farm products. These directories …

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2014 Tomato Field Day

2014 Tomato Field Day is August 7, 2014Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, Mills River, NCOptional Tour: 1:00 p.m. (Fruits, Ornamentals, Field Crops, Hops)Registration: 2:30 p.m.Welcome: 3:00 p.m.Tours: 3:15 …

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Local Meat Workshop in Canton, NC

NC Choices and WNC Agriventures present a one-day workshop for aspiring and practicing local and meat producers. Join us Wednesday July 23rd at …

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On-Line Newsletter From Hort Science

The NCSU Department of Horticultural Science has launched a quarterly on-line Newsletter Subscribe to see great horticulture images, learn about faculty and …

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