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Pruning Roses

Wayne County
Gardening Video Series

Check out the first in a series of Wayne County Gardening videos by Wayne County Extension Horticulture Agent, Jessica Strickland Click here to view Pruning Knock-Out Roses video Click here to view How to Plant a Tree video Click here to view Pruning Trees video

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Pruning Roses

Wayne County
Gardening Video Series

Check out the first in a series of Wayne County Gardening videos by Wayne County Extension Horticulture Agent, Jessica Strickland Click here to view Pruning Knock-Out Roses video Click here to view How to Plant a Tree video Click here to view Pruning Trees video

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Plant Clinic

Wayne Extension
Master Gardener Volunteer Plant Clinic Opens April 4th!

Got gardening questions?  We have answers! The Wayne County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Plant Clinic will open for the 2016 season on Monday, April 4th. Volunteers are in the plant clinic during these times to assist the Wayne County residents with their home gardening questions. The plant clinic will be open Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am to 1pm April through August. The plant clinic can be reached by phone at 919-731-1433, e-mail at Master.Gardener@waynegov.com or stopping by Room 100 of the Wayne County Extension Office (208 West Chestnut Street, Goldsboro). Wayne County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers are trained volunteers for Wayne County Cooperative Extension. Volunteers are trained to provide educational gardening information from NC Cooperative Extension that is practical and reliable. Although volunteers do handle many types of gardening questions, there are a few types of questions that the volunteers are not trained to handle, including: indoor pests, commercial horticulture, hazardous tree evaluation, or medical/legal questions.

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Food Processing and Manufacturing Initiative

Food Processing and
Manufacturing Initiative

NC food processing and manufacturing initiative feasiblity study released The agricultural resources, industrial capacity and research innovation assets present in North Carolina create opportunities to catalyze development of value-added food processing and manufacturing businesses, according to a joint NC State-NCDA&CS economic feasibity study released Jan. 12. One page summary of the Initiative View the Full Report

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Grow to Can!
Gardening & Food Preservation School

Grow to Can! Gardening & Food Preservation School Thursdays, April 7th – May 12th 4:30 to 7:30pm Location: Wayne County Cooperative Extension Office (208 W. Chestnut St. Goldsboro) To register for workshop contact the Wayne County Extension Office at 919-731-1520 or at 208 W. Chestnut St. Goldsboro Registration fee can be paid at the Wayne County Extension Office. Check should be made out to “County of Wayne” For accommodations for persons with disabilities, contact 919-731-1520 no later than 5 business days before the event. Wayne County Cooperative Extension Gardening & Food Preservation School offers hands-on workshops that will teach you the basics on how to create your own garden and safely preserve the items you grow. This is a series of classes in which you can sign up for one or all of them. Attendees that register for the entire school (all 6 sessions) will receive a booklet with instructional materials and certificate. School Schedule: Basics of Gardening; April 7th Basics of Food Preservation; April 14th Growing Backyard Fruits; April 21st Preserving Fruit Products; April 28th Home Vegetable Garden; May 5th Preserving Vegetable Products; May 12th Registration Cost: Gardening & Food Preservation School (all 6 sessions including booklet and certificate) = $50 Gardening School (3 sessions; April 7th, 21st and May 5th) = $30 Food Preservation School (3 sessions; April 14th, 28th, and May 12th) = $30 Price for individual class = $10 School is limited to a maximum of 12 participants. Must pay to reserve your spot. Once school is full, we will keep a waiting list for future schools. Workshop will be presented by: Michelle Estrada, Wayne County Family & Consumer Science Agent & Jessica Strickland, Wayne County Horticulture Agent

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Solar panels

Solar Energy Property
Tax Resources

With a surge in solar power installations across North Carolina, Extension specialists have developed materials to address questions about tax implications, land appraisal and more. Solar Generation Property Taxation Solar and Wind Energy Development Opportunities: Tax Implications

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Landscaping with Perennials

Q:  I am interested in adding perennials to my landscape but do not know much about them. Can you tell me more?  A:        Herbaceous perennials have been used in various ways in MORE »

Right Plant, Right Place

Q:  How do I go about selecting plants for my landscape? A:        As we seem to be getting away from cold temperatures and more into warm spring weather, many are beginning to MORE »

Spring Pasture Advice

It’s officially spring and while our weather is still experiencing some highs and lows, our pastures are starting to do some serious growing. Pastures are important for any livestock producers, regardless of species. MORE »

After Cold Damage on Plants

Q:  I think some of my plants were damaged by the recent cold temperatures. Do I need to do anything to them?  A:        With the recent freezing temperatures we had over the MORE »

Average Last Spring Frost

Q:  When is the last chance for frost this spring?  A:We all know the weather can be very hard to predict, especially in North Carolina.  We have had a usually warm early spring MORE »

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EVENTS View All
4-H Fashion RevueMon May 2 - Mon May 2, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
Wayne County Extension Center, 208 W Chestnut St, Goldsboro, NC, United States
— Tomorrow
Grow to Can! - Gardening & Food Preservation SchoolThu May 5, 2016
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Wayne County Cooperative Extension Office, 208 W. Chestnut St. Goldsboro
— 5 days away
4-H Fashion Revue/County Council MeetingThu May 5, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Wayne County Extension Center, 208 W Chestnut St, Goldsboro, NC, United States
— 5 days away
Grow to Can! - Gardening & Food Preservation SchoolThu May 12, 2016
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Wayne County Cooperative Extension Office, 208 W. Chestnut St. Goldsboro
— 2 weeks away
4-H Volunteer Leader TrainingThu May 12, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Wayne County Extension Center, 208 W Chestnut St, Goldsboro, NC, United States
— 2 weeks away
4-H Southeast District Activity DaySat May 14 - Sat May 14, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
Lenoir Community College, 231 North Carolina Hwy 58, Kinston, NC 28504, United States
— 2 weeks away
Beekeepers of the Neuse MeetingThu May 19, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
Wayne County Extension Center, 208 W. Chestnut Street, Goldsboro NC
— 3 weeks away
Beekeepers of the Neuse MeetingThu Jun 16, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
Wayne County Extension Center, 208 W. Chestnut Street, Goldsboro NC
— 2 months away
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