“Discover the Cover” Workshop

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Cover Crop for Backyard and Market Gardener

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Sandy Ridge Baptist Church

3702 16th St. NE

Hickory, NC 28601

Cost: $15–includes program and  lunch

Join us for a fun filled day learning about cover crops. As a small farmer, market gardener, or back yard gardener, incorporating and terminating cover crops can be a bit challenging. Russell Hedrick, a local farmer and soon-to-be cover crop company owner, will share his experience and knowledge about different types of covers, including new and upcoming varieties best suited for the area. Come learn about how to terminate your fall cover crop and learn about different summer cover crop varieties. We will also have a demonstration about different equipment that’s more adaptable for small farmers.  The program agenda is as followed:
 Discover the Cover Workshop
9:00am Welcome
9:10am Cover Crop Establishment in the GArden
10:00am Agronomic Benefits of Cover Crops
10:45am Break
11:00am Cover Crop Termination in the Garden
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Equipment Demo

For more information, please contact Der Xiong at 828-465-8248 or email at der_xiong@ncsu.edu. Please download and print the Discover the Cover registration form and mail the form and checks to Catawba County Cooperative Extension Services, 1175 S. Brady Ave, Newton, NC 28658. Please make checks payable to: Catawba County Cooperative Extension Services.

 

Written By

Photo of Der HolcombDer HolcombExtension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences (828) 632-3125 der_xiong@ncsu.eduAlexander County, North Carolina
Updated on Mar 31, 2016
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