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The Catawba County Center Local Foods contacts are George Place, April Vigardt.

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NC Agritunity 2019

Feb. 9, 2019 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Free Educational Conference and Trade Show for Small and Beginning Farmers Iredell Cooperative Extension 444 Bristol Dr. Statesville, …

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Market Gardener Class 2019

Market Gardener Course 2019 March 9th, 23th April 6th, 20th Saturdays 10-2 p.m. Small Farms Demonstration Site 4918 Hickory -Lincolnton Hwy Cost $100 To register call …

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2018 Farm-City Banquet

November 20, 2018, $15 Tuesday, 6-9 p.m., doors at 5:30 p.m. Catawba County Country Club 1154 Country Club Rd., Newton, NC 28658 Tickets …

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Lawn & Garden Q & A

September and October are active times in the lawn, garden, and landscape. We have had some great questions coming …

N.C. Cooperative Extension Mini Course

Free program! For the first time the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Catawba County Center is offering its own mini course! This five-week …

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2019 Market Gardener Class

Registration is now open for this hands on class for anyone wanting to sell their produce. To register please …

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Aquaponics Workshop

Sept. 22, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the SALT Block greenhouse. This workshop is $20 but it …

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Local Foods Cooking Class

In these classes, you will learn how to make the most of seasonal produce with simple, fast recipes and …

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Ag Energy Workshop

September 24, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free Lunch provided by Bioenergy Research Initiative Learn how to lower your energy bill! Grants …

Garden, Lawn & Landscape Q & A

It has been another busy season in the garden, lawn, and landscape of Catawba County. We have had some …

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