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Local Food Celebration
June 20th - 25th

North Carolina Cooperative Extension, along with community partners Guilford County Food Council and Greater High Point Food Alliance, is planning a week long local foods celebration June 20-25, 2016! This event will bring together local food advocates, farmers, local chefs, local restaurateurs, agricultural professionals and local food supporters to create a week of celebration, education, food and fun! Each day will feature a variety of events, choose one, two, or all to participate in! Cooking Demonstrations Hands-On Gardening Classes Local Restaurants Samples Farm Tours Kids Activities *This schedule will continue to be updated with more detailed information as planning for the week progresses, so be sure to check back often for new additions and schedules. If you would like to be involved in the planning and/or participate in this event, please contact Karen Neill or John Ivey at (336) 641-2400.

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Local Food Celebration
June 20th - 25th

North Carolina Cooperative Extension, along with community partners Guilford County Food Council and Greater High Point Food Alliance, is planning a week long local foods celebration June 20-25, 2016! This event will bring together local food advocates, farmers, local chefs, local restaurateurs, agricultural professionals and local food supporters to create a week of celebration, education, food and fun! Each day will feature a variety of events, choose one, two, or all to participate in! Cooking Demonstrations Hands-On Gardening Classes Local Restaurants Samples Farm Tours Kids Activities *This schedule will continue to be updated with more detailed information as planning for the week progresses, so be sure to check back often for new additions and schedules. If you would like to be involved in the planning and/or participate in this event, please contact Karen Neill or John Ivey at (336) 641-2400.

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4-H Summer Camp
Registration is Open!

Are you ready for some fun in the sun? Meet I am an Ecosystem, Let's Bake something yummy, or build a robotic arm with Junk Drawer Robotics. For the ultimate fun, come to residential camp at Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Educational Center. Make new friends while learning archery, horseback riding, canoeing, and more! For complete details and a registration form, visit Summer Adventures 2016 and join us for a fantastic summer! Sessions fill quickly so register now!

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14th Annual Passalong
Plant Sale

Save the dates of May 6 and May 7: it’s time for the Guilford County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers’ 14th Annual Passalong Plant Sale and Festival. From 9AM to 3PM on May 6 and from 9AM to 1PM on May 7, a wide variety of plants will be for sale on the grounds of the Guilford County Agricultural Center, 3309 Burlington Road, Greensboro, NC 27405.

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Soil testing for your spring plantings and yard maintenance gives you the information needed to maximize your efforts and boost garden yields. Submit soil samples during the non-busy season for faster turnaround times and with no peak-season fees. Soil samples will be analyzed free from April 1st - November 30th. For home gardens, early spring through early fall is an ideal time to submit samples for soil testing. Soil Sample boxes and forms are located in our lobby and can be picked up between 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday thru Friday. Guidelines on collecting and submitting soil samples are available at www.ncagr.gov/agronomi/pdffiles/HomeApr2014.pdf. Soil Samples must be sent to Raleigh for testing, and you can view your results online. You will need to create a secure login account which can be used to view your test results and also to arrange payment if submitting during peak time (December - March, $4 per sample). Visit the PALS website , click "Utilities" And then "Submit Sample Information". Samples need to be mailed to: NCDA&CS Agronomic Division Soil Testing Section 1040 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1040 For more information on testing your soil, talk to an Extension Master Gardner Volunteer at 336-641-2404.

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Local Food Guide!

This Local Food Guide is designed to make consumers aware of the benefits of buying and eating local food and how to find it. This food guide is a directory to grocery stores, restaurants, pick your own farms, farmer’s market, wines & breweries, community gardens, educational resources, artisan foods & bakers, mobile markets and few recipes. It helps consumers know about the places where fresh and local foods are available in Guilford County.* Local Food Guide Online Local Food Guide Printable Booklet *Please note this is a continuing work in progress and will be updated regularly.

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From the Field-Agronomy Notes

April 19th– Once again, it’s been a week or so since our last update. Things have been very, very quiet across the state as most everyone prepares for transplanting.  The last article we MORE »

Bayer Recalls Insecticide Ear Tags for Cattle

Bayer Recalls Insecticide Ear Tags for Cattle 15 April 2016 Bayer Animal Health is voluntarily recalling its Tolfenpro Insecticide Ear Tags in the US. Bayer said the recall is based on early reports MORE »

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2016 Strawberry Farms popular

Are you ready to pick some yummy strawberries? Check out the updated 2016 list of Guilford County strawberry farms and get ready to have some tasty fun! MORE »

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Care and Feeding of Hydrangeas for Piedmont Gardens

Care and Feeding of Hydrangeas for Piedmont Gardens Or “Not just your Grandmother’s Hydrangeas” (as first published in Greensboro News & Record on April 10, 2016) Written by Christina Larson, Guilford County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer MORE »

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A New Program Now Being Offered

The A.S.P.I.R.E. program is designed to bridge deficits in rural high school students’ performance on the ACT College Entrance Examination in order to increase the number of students pursuing higher education. This is MORE » – from   Poultry 4-H & Youth

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Pesticide Exam Tue May 24, 2016
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
3309 Burlington Rd, Greensboro, NC 27405, USA
— 4 weeks away
EMGV Annual Gardening Gala Thu Sep 22, 2016
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM— 5 months away
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