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Office Closed
Memorial Day

Extension Office will be Closed in Observance of Memorial Day – Monday, May 30th We will re-open Tuesday May 31st at 8am Have a safe holiday!

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Office Closed
Memorial Day

Extension Office will be Closed in Observance of Memorial Day – Monday, May 30th We will re-open Tuesday May 31st at 8am Have a safe holiday!

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Master Gardener
Infoline

Need to identify a weed? Issues with your lawn? Installing a new garden bed? If you have gardening questions, our Extension Master Gardener Volunteers have the answer! Call our Master Gardener Infoline (336) 641-2404  Email us at guilfordmg@gmail.com Or stop by and talk to a Master Gardener in person, we'd love to see you! The Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Office is open Mon, Wed, & Fri  9am - noon and 1 -4pm, and Tues & Thurs 9am - noon. www.guilfordgardenanswers.org

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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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Soil Samples Made
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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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Emerald ash borer found at Wesley Long Hospital.

RALEIGH – The emerald ash borer has struck again, delivering Wesley Long Hospital in Greensboro a different kind of patient this year: dying ash trees. EAB is a metallic-green beetle that bores into MORE »

North Carolina Pest News

NC Cooperative Extension Departments of Entomology, Plant Pathology, Horticultural Science and Crop Science Scout potatoes for late blight due to recent reports FROM Extension Plant Pathology – May 20, 2016 04:12 pm Late blight, caused MORE »

Youth livestock scholarships awarded

Troxler announces recipients of 2016 N.C. State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarships Twenty-seven students awarded $2,000 each Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler, back row, third from right, meets with 16 of the 27 recipients of MORE »

NCDA&CS awards agritourism grants to 29 farms

Cost-share program provides marketing assistance RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced that 29 agritourism farms will receive funding for marketing projects. The Agritourism Marketing Cost Share program is MORE »

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Guilford County Master Gardener Gala Date Set

Guilford County Master Gardener Gala Date Set By Mary Flinn and Barb Purdie, Guilford County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers The 15th Annual Guilford County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association’s Gardening Gala and Seminar MORE »

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It’s Strawberry Season!

Posted on May 12, 2016 by efnep Strawberries are grown year round, but the peak season is right now – April through July. Strawberries are delicious and nutritious. One cup is only 50 calories, has 3 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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One-Day ServSafe Food Safety Training and CertificationMon Jun 6, 2016
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
3309 Burlington Rd, Greensboro, NC 27405, USA
— 6 days away
Malt Barley TourTue Jun 14, 2016
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
Oxford Research Station, Currin Farm, 158 West ,Oxford, NC
— 2 weeks away
Poultry Seminar for small flock ownersThu Jun 16, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM— 2 weeks away
Kids Story Time - Pack a Picnic! Guilford Local Foods Week CelebrationMon Jun 20, 2016
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Where:
Benjamin Branch Library, 1530 Benjamin Parkway, Greensboro, NC
— 3 weeks away
Local Foods Celebration Kick-Off Mon Jun 20, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Where:
Nano Center, 2907 E Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC
— 3 weeks away
Kids Story Time - Pack a Picnic! Guilford Local Foods Week CelebrationMon Jun 20, 2016
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Benjamin Branch Library, 1530 Benjamin Parkway, Greensboro, NC
— 3 weeks away
Lunch & Learn Kids Kuisine - Guilford Local Foods CelebrationMon Jun 20, 2016
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM Where:
3309 Burlington Rd, Greensboro, NC 27405, USA
— 3 weeks away
Non-Profit Fair - Guilford Local Foods Celebration WeekMon Jun 20, 2016
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Where:
Nano Center, 2907 E Gate City Blvd, Greensboro
— 3 weeks away
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