Alternative Crops ~ Herbs ~ Organics ~ Specialty Crops ~ Vegetables
Upcoming 2016 Event Schedule – Hope to see you there!
April 9-10, 2016
Mother Earth News Fair
WNC Agricultural Center
Our program will have a display there in the Expo Building. Stop by to learn what we do and to pick up a certified organic tomato plant for your garden. You can also enter a raffle to win one of several books from authors speaking at the conference. We will have demonstrations on propagating woodland medicinals from rhizome cuttings and Chinese medicinal herbs from seeds. Jeanine Davis will be offering presentations on growing ginseng and other woodland medicinals, growing hops for the craft beer industry, and a kids workshop on making hammered botanical prints. Information available on the Mother Earth News Fair website.
August 16, 2016
Tomato Field Day
Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center
Mills River, NC
This is your opportunity to learn about all the university vegetable field research going on western North Carolina. It's fun and educational and there is usually good food to eat (and last year there was locally made ice cream!). Updates will be posted when they are available.
July 22-24, 2016
Wild Herb Weekend
Valle Crucis Conference Center
Valle Crucis, NC
This is the annual conference for the NC Herb Association. It is a wonderful educational event for commercial growers, herbalist, herb enthusiasts, herbal cooks, and anyone interested in culinary, medicinal, and aromatic herbs. This small conference is held at a beautiful historic conference center the high mountains of western North Carolina. Jeanine Davis will be offering workshops on growing and using ramps and growing ginseng in the Southern Appalachians. She will also be offering a preconference workshop with Laura Denyes on starting and running an online herbal business. Check the webpage for updates.
September 9-10, 2016
Heritage Harvest Festival
This is a beautiful fall festival held at Monticello. There are educational workshops, demonstrations, tastings, music, and food. A great family event with activities of interest for all ages. Jeanine Davis will be offering workshops on growing woodland botanicals and edible and exotic plants for the home garden. Check the webpage for updates.
February 8-9, 2017
Winter Vegetable Conference
Crowne Plaza Resort
All western North Carolna vegetable growers should make a special effort to attend this conference to learn the latest for growing and marketing their crops. Information on disease, insect, and weed control; new varieties; food safety; and labor will be provided. Updates will be added when available.
Dr. Jeanine Davis
Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center
455 Research Drive
Mills River, NC 28759
Phone: 828.684.3562 ~ Fax: 828.684.8715
Maintained by: Bryan A. Konsler
Updated April 7, 2016 by Jeanine Davis.