Alternative Crops ~ Herbs ~ Organics ~ Specialty Crops ~ Vegetables
Upcoming 2015 Event Schedule – Hope to see you there!
Monthly hop tours for June 15, July 15 and August 18
455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759
There is a small fee for the tours and you must register in advance at this website
In order to keep up with the increasing demand for regional hop growing information, we will be holding monthly tours in our research hop yard throughout the growing season. These will be informal events most suitable for those interested in growing hops who want to see a mature, small-scale hop yard with many different varieties. The tours will be led by Kelly Gaskill, Research Assistant, and primary caretaker of the hop yard since its establishment in 2011. Information will be focused on production practices performed throughout the growing season. Meet in the gravel parking lot to the immediate left of the entrance driveway, next to the lath house and just in front of the greenhouses. The tours take place rain or shine, so please dress accordingly. The only thing that will keep us out of the hop yard is a thunderstorm.
July 24-26, 2015
Wild Herb Weekend
Valle Crucis, NC
This is the annual summer conference for the NC Herb Association and it is an amazing weekend in the beautiful high mountain location of Valle Crucis, NC. There is something for everyone at this intimate, little conference. Whether you grow herbs for a hobby, use herbs for healing, or want to start a commercial herb operation, you will find many interesting sessions and hands-on workshops and plant walks to participate in. The scenery is breathtaking, the lodging is historic (a bit rustic, shared facilities, bring a fan), the food is good, and the company is outstanding. We have so much fun!! http://www.ncherbassociation.org/#!wild-herb-weekend/ca3p
August 13, 2015
Annual Tomato and Vegetable Field Day
Mountain Horticultural Crops Research Station, Mills River, NC
Are you interested in learning about the research that faculty at NCSU are doing on tomatoes in western North Carolina? Want to see the up and coming varieties? Learn the latest about controlling diseases and insects? How about tomato grafting? See that and much more at the annual Tomato Field Day. Things are a little different this year, so pay attention. The field day will be held in the morning with registration starting at 8:00 am. The field tours will start at 9:00 am. At noon there will be a complimentary lunch served. After lunch, at 1:00 pm, there will be optional tours so you can view some of the other projects that are happening here including hops, apples, ornamentals, and field crops. The event is free, but for planning purposes we ask you to please preregister at http://go.ncsu.edu/tomatofieldday . For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 828-684-3562. Sponsorship opportunities are available. NC Pesticide credits have been applied for.
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 July, 2015 by Lijing Zhou