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2015 4-H Summer

 2015 Summer Fun Brochure 4-H Summer Fun is sponsored by North Carolina Cooperative Extension and provides day classes and trips designed to encourage youth to learn new things, develop new skills, and explore new interests. The activities are open to all youth ages 5 & older and outlined in this brochure. Programs are taught and supervised by NC Cooperative Extension staff and 4-H & Community Volunteers.  If you have questions about any of the activities, call 465-8240. Classes are held at the Catawba County Agricultural Resources Center in Newton,  unless otherwise specified.   Trips depart from the same location unless otherwise specified.


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Sweet Potato Weevil Quarantine Zones

On May 11, 2015, the NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) Plant Industry Division sent out a memorandum to all North Carolina Growers/Packers/Shippers of sweet potatoes. “The planting season for the MORE » – from   Local Food

Help! – I Have Moles and Voles

Help! – I Have Moles and Voles by Dr. George Place Director Catawba County Cooperative Extension Service Lawn, landscape, or garden damage from wildlife is one of the most common calls that we MORE »

Know Your Manure!

The gardening season is about to shift into high gear as the last threat of frost for the foothills fades.  Most veteran gardeners understand that one of the keys to long term success MORE »

Digging Deeper into Soils

We walk over it every day without thinking about it. We build buildings on top of it. We grow our food in it. I’m talking about soils. It’s easy to overlook this essential MORE »

2nd Annual Soil Health Field Day

Join in the Conversation: Jay Fuhrer, North Dakota State Soil Health Specialist, will talk about practical integration of multi-species cover crops in his presentation “Soil Health Matters: Design For What You Don’t Have.” MORE »

Gardening with Children

A few warm days bring thoughts and planning for spring and summer activities. Consider gardening with children in your home as a inexpensive and positive family experience. To get children involved in gardening, MORE »


Could you spend $1 a day on local food?

Spring has sprung! Lawns are green, trees are budding, and allergies are flaring. It is also time to get out into the garden and anticipate an abundance of greens, broccoli, carrots, strawberries, and MORE »

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Foothills Farm SchoolTue Jun 2, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
1175 S Brady Ave, Newton, NC 28658, USA
— 1 week away
Catawba Valley Cattlemen's AssociationTue Jun 9, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM— 2 weeks away
Foothills Farm School- Field DayThu Jun 11, 2015
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
Various Locations
— 3 weeks away
Catawba Valley Beekeepers AssociationMon Jun 15, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Where:
Agricultural Resources Center
— 3 weeks away
Foothills Farm SchoolTue Jul 7, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
1175 S Brady Ave, Newton, NC 28658, USA
— 1 month away
Foothills Farm School GraduationThu Jul 9 - Thu Jul 9, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
— 1 month away
Catawba Valley Cattlemen's AssociationTue Jul 14, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM— 2 months away
Catawba Valley Beekeepers AssociationMon Jul 20, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Where:
Agricultural Resources Center
— 2 months away
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