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Cooking School 2020

Featuring Mediterranean food! 2020 dates are as follows: March 12 What’s for Dinner? April 14 Outdoor Cooking May 12 Herb Appeal June 18 Cooking for One July 16 Make-Ahead Meals August …

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Pastured Pork Workshop

When: October 16, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Colfax Creek Farm, 274 Harvey Logan Road, Bostic, NC …

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Heirloom Plants and Seed Saving

Exploring Edibles Come join Hannah Bundy from the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Rutherford County Center to discuss the importance of heirloom …

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Hydroponics and Growing Indoors

Learn to grow healthy fruits and vegetables indoors! When: August 20, 2019, at 10 a.m. Where: Rutherford County Library Hydroponics and Growing …

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Foothills Farm Tour

N.C. Cooperative Extension in Rutherford County and Polk County Agricultural Development are partnering to bring you the first ever …

Kitchen Science Youth Age 12-19

Learn culinary skills by exploring the science behind the magic of baking. To register call 828-287-6010 or email cynthia_robbins@ncsu.edu. All …

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New Edition of Extension Gardener Posted

Check out the latest edition of the Extension Gardener Newsletter Winter 2016! https://extensiongardener.ces.ncsu.edu/extgardener-our-latest-issue/ Congratulations and thank you to Managing Editor Shawn Banks, …

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