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details about cover crop workshop 10/13/23

Cover Crop Workshop

Cost: $15 per participant Date: October 13, 2023 2:00-4:00 p.m. Location: Rutherford Co Center at 194 Callahan-Koon Rd, Spindale, NC 28160 Take home a …

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4-H Summer Fun 2023

4-H Summer Fun is a collection of educational workshops, tours, and hands-on activities planned especially for Rutherford County youth. …

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Let Your Leaves Be

We’re in the time of the year when the morning air is crisp and chilly, the sun shines on …

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4-H Small Fruit Sale-CANCELED

Where: N.C. Cooperative Extension of Rutherford County office Taking orders now, come by the office or call 828-287-6010. Pick Up Dates: March 25, …

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Spring Garden School Symposium

Save the Date Spring Garden School When: April 4, 2020 Where: N.C. Cooperative Extension, Rutherford County Center Time: 8:30 a.m.–2:30 …

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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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