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Commercial Horticulture Class Coming in December

Published by Leslie Peck / November 15, 2019

Horticulture professionals are invited to join N.C. Cooperative Extension for a continuing education class on December 12. Registration is required.

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Time To Update Your Garden Journal!

Published by Megan Gregory / October 25, 2019

Whether you’ve been gardening for a year or decades, every season brings new lessons about your site and soil, plants, adapting to a changing climate, and more. But will you remember the lessons of 2019 come Spring 2020? As this growing season ends, now is the time to update your garden journal.


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Forsyth County Farm City Photo Contest

Published by April Bowman / September 30, 2019

The N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center is holding a Farm City Photo Contest through October 1, 2020. Submit your best farm photos from Forsyth County, NC for competition.

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Soil Contaminants: Know Before You Grow!

Published by Megan Gregory / September 23, 2019

Gardening has many health benefits, including access to fresh, nutritious produce, physical activity, and stress reduction. But before you dig into the soil, dig into the history of the site to learn if you need to test for soil contaminants, and take precautions to minimize gardeners’ exposure to any health hazards from past land use.


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N.C. Cooperative Extension Forsyth County Tool Lending Program

Published by Tembila Covington / May 10, 2019

The tool lending program lends assistance to gardeners and landscapers in becoming efficient with their work. This program is also helpful to those who do not have the convenient spaces to store tools. Most importantly, the tool lending program brings Cooperative Extension resources into the community.

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Support Your Local Farmers and Visit a Farmers Market Today!

Published by Mary Jac Brennan / April 24, 2019

Farmers market season is here! Plan a shopping trip and get out to the farmers market to see the amazing food that area farmers are raising. Farmers markets are places where you can buy delicious, fresh food, talk to the farmer that raised it, and get to know your neighbors better. With over 11 farmers markets held weekly, Winston-Salem is a community growing around healthy, fresh food!

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