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Local Foods

The Clay County Center Local Foods contact is Doug Clement.

Cover photo for Small Ruminant Webinar

Small Ruminant Webinar

We are holding a Small Ruminant program from 1-3 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2020. The Program will be …

WNC AgOptions Grant Writing Workshop

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Cherokee County Center is offering a grant-writing workshop for farmers interested in applying for a WNC AgOptions …

A flyer to promote the Beginning Farmer Webinar Series by Michigan State University.

Beginning Farmer Webinar

Join us at the Community Services Building in Hayesville, NC for a FREE webinar each Wednesday night at 7:00 …

closeup of strawberries

May Canning Workshops

The N.C. Cooperative Extension-Clay County Office, is offering canning classes throughout the month of May. Renay Knapp, Family and …

tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, yellow plastic bag with cherry tomatoes

Food Preservation Workshop

Canning High and Low Acid Foods April 11, 2017 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. Community Services Building 25 Riverside Circle Hayesville, NC It may not be …

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Basic Bee School 2017

Interested in having a few hives of honeybees but not sure exactly how to get started? The Appalachian Beekeeper’s …

Cover photo for Winter Ag Workshops

Winter Ag Workshops

Growing Shiitake Mushrooms – For anyone interested in growing your own mushrooms, there will be a mushroom workshop held at …

Recent Publications related to Local Foods

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

Searching for ripe tomatoes.

Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, warm-season fruits and vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. …

Photo: Little fingers loosening roots before planting.

Growing and Cooking Fruits and Vegetables at Childcare Centers

This factsheet summarizes the benefits of fruit and vegetable gardening with children. It includes age-appropriate …

Observing worms in a vermicompost bin.

Vermicomposting in Childcare Center Gardens

This publication is a how-to guide for starting a garden-related vermicomposting bin in a childcare …

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Composting in Childcare Center Gardens

This publication is a how-to guide for starting a garden-related standard compost bin in a …