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Description: Join us for various Hands-on, On-farm production workshops for Western NC Growers this Fall


     These workshops are aimed at training growers considering the production of greens for direct market outlets (tailgate markets, farm stands, CSA, etc.). Craig Mauney, Area Specialized Agent, Commercial Fruit, and Vegetable Production will lead the group at each farm in discussing production practices for growing a variety of greens in the region.
     Specific topics include cultivar selection, site establishment (soil conditions and planting), fertilization, irrigation, pruning, harvesting, and resources for pest control. The workshop includes a lecture followed by a hands-on activity such as disease scouting or harvesting. All participants receive a resource notebook and a scouting lens to take home to their farm.

Locations and Registration:

Haywood County Greens Production Workshop
Date: August 20, 2019; 5:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Ten Acre Garden, 276 Chambers Farm Lane, Canton, NC 28716
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/haywood-county-greens-production-workshop-for-direct-market-tickets-63690443832

Cherokee County Greens Production Workshop
Date: August 22, 2019; 5:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Murphy Middle School High Tunnel, 9554 US-19, Marble, NC 28905
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cherokee-county-greens-production-workshop-for-direct-market-tickets-63686238253
 
Madison County Greens Production Workshop
Date: September 17, 2019; 1:30pm-4:30pm
Location: Highgate Farm, 1 Rigsby Road, Marshall, NC 28753
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/madison-county-greens-production-workshop-for-direct-market-tickets-65977505495

Alleghany County Greens Production Workshop
Date: September 24, 2019; 1:30pm-4:30pm
Location: Bottomley Farms, 6460 Glade Valley Road, Ennice, NC 28623
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alleghany-county-greens-production-workshop-for-direct-market-tickets-65980233655
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