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July 18, 2014, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Research Hop Yard Field Day

Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center

Mills River,NC

Come see the 12 varieties in our 4th year hop yard for side by side comparisons of variety performance. Learn about two of our biggest pests: downy mildew and spider mites, how to identify them, the damage they cause, and control strategies. We will have microscopes in which to view the spider mites, and a raffle for your very own hand lens! Learn about our new experiment with topping the plants. Come share you own experiences and learn from others. No registration necessary. $5 donation welcomed. Raffle for a new hand lens!

Please contact Kelly Gaskill with any questions:kelly_gaskill@ncsu.edu. 828-684-3562 ext. 250

 

July 25-27, 2014

Wild Herb Weekend

Valle Crucis, NC

Join us for this delightful weekend in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina for a weekend devoted to learning how to grow, use, identify, and appreciate herbs. Jeanine Davis will be presenting on growing ginseng, goldenseal and other woodland medicinals and will offer a medicinal herb propagation workshop. For more information, visit http://www.ncherbassociation.org/#!wild-herb-weekend/ca3p

 

August 7, 2014

2014 Tomato Field Day

Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center,

Mills River, NC

 

Tomato Field Day Agenda:

Optional Tour: 1:00 pm (Fruits, Ornamentals, Field Crops, Hops)
Registration: 2:30 pm
Welcome: 3:00 pm
Tours: 3:15 - 6:00 pm
Supper: 6:00 pm

Contact:
Jeff Chandler
jeff_chandler@ncsu.edu
282-684-3562

 

August 14, 2014

Organic Cucurbit Field

Mountain Research Station

Waynesville, NC

Visit our variety trials in the certified organic research unit. We will be testing eight varieties of summer squash, cucumbers, and melons. There will also be an educational program. This is a cooperative project with the Organic Seed Alliance and Cornell University and part of a multi-state project   http://eorganic.info/cucurbits . More information will be posted as it becomes available.

 

September 11-13, 2014

Heritage Harvest Festival

Monticello

Charlottesville, VA

Join us for the 8th annual festival at a beautiful location. Dozens of presentations by experts on how to grow all kinds of crops and animals, how to make your own food, and live a more simple life. Jeanine Davis will be speaking on propagating woodland botanicals and growing hops. Visit the website at http://heritageharvestfestival.com/ .

 

September 12-14, 2014

Mother Earth News Fair

Seven Springs Mountain Resort

Seven Springs, PA

Learn about small-scale agriculture, gardening, green building, renewable energy and more at this family oriented festival. Jeanine Davis will be speaking about growing ginseng, goldenseal, and other woodland medicinals. For more information visit http://www.motherearthnews.com/fair/pennsylvania.aspx#axzz2xwy3pkvv .

 

November 9-11, 2014

Sustainable Agriculture Conference

Greenville, SC

Come prepared to be overwhelmed with information, food, and networking opportunities at this event dedicated to organic and sustainable agriculture and local food production. More information will be posted as it becomes available. http://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/sac/

 

December 2-3, 2014

Southeast Vegetable and Fruit Expo

Kingston Plantation Embassy Suites

Myrtle Beach, SC

This conference is for commercial vegetable growers in North and South Carolina with an educational program put together by university extension specialists and agents. Good trade show, too. http://www.ncvga.com/

 

 


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Dr. Jeanine Davis
Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center
455 Research Drive
Mills River, NC 28759
Phone: 828.684.3562 ~ Fax: 828.684.8715
Email: jeanine_davis@ncsu.edu


Maintained by: Bryan A. Konsler

Updated July, 2014 by Jeanine Davis