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Alamance County Center Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Thu Apr 24, 2014 Today 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
209-C N Graham Hopedale Rd, Burlington, NC, United States
— 10 hours ago

Think Green Thursdays--Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

To register for the class, please contact Chris Stecker at the Alamance County Cooperative Extension Office at (336) 570-6740 or christine.stecker@alamance-nc.com

Alamance County Center Rain Garden Workshop Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Where:
209 N. Graham Hopedale Road, Burlington, NC, United States
— 2 days away

Rain Garden Workshop

Alamance County Cooperative Extension and the City of Burlington Stormwater Division are offering a Rain Garden workshop on April 26, 2014. The class will begin at 10 am at the Alamance County Cooperative Extension Center and conclude around 12:30 pm at the Fairchild Soccer Park. Registration is free so please call (336) 570-6740 to reserve a spot or register online at go.ncsu.edu/raingardenworkshop.

The workshop will begin with presentations given by Geoff Leister-Master Gardener, Chester Patterson-Environmental Specialist, and Bonnie Hutchinson-Horticulturalist set to start at 10:00AM at the Alamance County Center, 209-C N Graham-Hopedale Road, Burlington, NC. Attendees will then be directed to the soccer park to participate in the hands on planting portion of the workshop, which will conclude around 12:30 PM.

Rain Gardens are areas that use plants and soils to remove pollutants from rain water runoff by way of adsorption and filtration. In addition, these areas provide attractive landscaping as well as habitat enhancement benefits for pollinators.

Plants are an integral element of the pollutant removal and water filtration process. Plant roots aid in the physical and chemical bonding of soil particles necessary to form stable aggregates, improve soil structure, and increase infiltration capacity.

The workshop is intended to inform and educate residents of Alamance County of the basic design, functionality, and regulatory requirements of stormwater management facilities. As homeowners and property managers become more aware of the issues of stormwater management, many of them may choose to incorporate something similar at their homes and businesses to manage rain water runoff.

For more details please contact Chester Patterson, City of Burlington-Environmental Specialist, at 336-222-5140 or cpatterson@ci.burlington.nc.us.

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Rain-Garden-Workshop-flyer.pdf

Alamance County Center Piedmont Regional Goat & Sheep Producer Training Mon May 5, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Guilford County Extension Barn, 3309 Burlington Rd. Greensboro, NC 27405
— 2 weeks away

Come out and join us on May 5, 2014 at the Guilford County Extension Barn in Greensboro, NC for a very interactive, hands-on workshop covering topics related to everyday goat and sheep management. Participants will learn how to trim hooves, vaccinate properly, body condition score, manage parasites, fecal-egg count, and more! There will also be a session where participants can become FAMACHA certified.

This event is pre-registration only. Hurry, space is limited! Contact Lauren Langley at lauren_langley@ncsu.edu for more information and to register.

Alamance County Center Container Gardens Thu May 8, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
209-C N Graham Hopedale Rd, Burlington, NC, United States
— 2 weeks away

Think Green Thursdays--Container Gardens

To register for the class, please contact Chris Stecker at the Alamance County Cooperative Extension Office at (336) 570-6740 or christine.stecker@alamance-nc.com

Alamance County Center Area Pastured Poultry Workshop Tue May 13, 2014 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Wings of Dawn Farm, 4117 West Greensboro Chapel Hill Road, Liberty, NC 27298
— 3 weeks away

The Area Pastured Poultry Workshop is back by popular demand! This year, the workshop will be held on May 13th at Wings of Dawn Farm in Liberty, NC. Workshop topics will focus on laying hens, proper handling techniques, and mobile housing. Don't wait to register, this workshop will fill up fast as space is limited!

For more information or to register please email Lauren Langley at lauren_langley@ncsu.edu

Alamance County Center Honey Bees and Beekeeping Thu May 22, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
209-C N Graham Hopedale Road, Burlington, NC, United States
— 4 weeks away

Think Green Thursdays--Honey Bees and Beekeeping

To register for the class, please contact Chris Stecker at the Alamance County Cooperative Extension Office at (336) 570-6740 or christine.stecker@alamance-nc.com

Alamance County Center Holiday; Office Closed Mon May 26 (All Day Event) — 1 month away
Alamance County Center Drip Irrigation Thu Jun 5, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM — 1 month away

Think Green Thursdays--Drip Irrigation

To register for the class, please contact Chris Stecker at the Alamance County Cooperative Extension Office at (336) 570-6740 or christine.stecker@alamance-nc.com

Alamance County Center ServSafe Class Mon Jun 9, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
209 N Graham Hopedale Rd, Burlington, NC, United States
— 1 month away

Alamance County Cooperative Extension and the Alamance County Health Department: Environmental Health Section are offering a ServSafe class at the Alamance County Cooperative Extension on June 9-10, 2014. Please call (336) 570-6740 to reserve a spot. Payment received will confirm your spot in class.

Here is the link to the brochure with registration form:

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/ServSafeBrochure-June-9-102014.pdf

Alamance County Center Native Warm Season Grasses Workshop Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
Cedar Grove Ruitan Building- Cedar Grove, NC
— 2 months away

Native warm season grasses offer many benefits to cattlemen in this day and age of increased drought and skyrocketing nitrogen costs. Join producers and natural resource professionals on June 10, 2014 from 9:00am-3:30pm for an informative day on incorporating native warm season grasses into forage production operations. A morning session will be held at the Cedar Grove Ruitan Building in Cedar Grove, NC and an afternoon field trip will visit Deerfield Farm in Hurdle Mills , NC. Presenters for the event will include University of Tennessee Professor and Center for Native Grassland Management Coordinator Dr. Patrick Keyser and NC State Cooperative Extension Forage Specialists Dr. Matt Poore and Dr. Miguel Castillo. Registration for the event is $10.00 and includes a hamburger lunch. Prior registration is required and registration fee will be collected day of event.

Please see the news section on the home page for more information and link to registration!

Alamance County Center ServSafe Class/Exam Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
209 N Graham Hopedale Rd, Burlington, NC, United States
— 2 months away

Alamance County Cooperative Extension and the Alamance County Health Department: Environmental Health Section are offering a ServSafe class at the Alamance County Cooperative Extension on June 9-10, 2014. Please call (336) 570-6740 to reserve a spot. Payment received will confirm your spot in class.

Here is the link to the brochure with registration form:

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/ServSafeBrochure-June-9-102014.pdf

Alamance County Center Plant Propagation Techniques Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM — 2 months away

Think Green Thursdays--Plant Propagation Techniques **$5.00 fee for this class**

To register for the class, please contact Chris Stecker at the Alamance County Cooperative Extension Office at (336) 570-6740 or christine.stecker@alamance-nc.com