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Events for the week of 03/24/2013
Farm Work Day at Woodland Harvest
Date: 3/24 - 3/24   click here for website

March 24- Farm Work Day at Woodland Harvest

Connect with local farmers, get your hands dirty, and have tons of fun! Join Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture for our March Farm Work Day at Woodland Harvest Mountain Farm in West Jefferson. We will help with garden work and bioshelter construction as well as tour their dynamic, off-grid farm and learn the many sustainability principles employed on this one-of-a-kind farm.

When: Sunday, March 24

Where: Meet in the parking lot at Queen and Water Street in Downtown Boone to carpool*

Time:12:00pm. We should return by 5:30



*You can also meet out at the farm at 12:30.
Address: 639 Edwards Road, West Jefferson, NC | 336.877.3715


Directions from boone:
421 south for about 10 miles
left on 221 North (toward west jefferson). 221 for about 9 miles to
left on Clarence Lyall Rd.
right on Baldwin Rd.
left on Bald Mountain Rd for 2.5 miles to a stop sign.
left on edwards (gravel) for .5 mile to
left into driveway: 639 edwards rd.
*If you get to a red gate & cemetery, you've missed us by about 50 yards.

High Country Winegrower's Association Viticulture Educational Series
Date: 3/25 - 3/25   click here for website

Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Agriculture Conference Center
252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC

Last Day to order from Watauga County 4-H Fruit Plant Sale
Date: 3/25 - 3/25

Watauga County 4-H Fruit Plant Sale

Ordering for the Watauga County 4-H Fruit Plant Sale is now open. Proceeds help support youth programs in Watauga County. Supplies are available at a first-come first ordered basis.

Plants available include blueberry, strawberry, blackberry, raspberry, and heritage apple trees.

For an order form, come by the Cooperative Extension office at 971 West King Street, call 264-3061. Orders are due by March 25.

Cooperative Extension Hosts Streambank Repair Workshop
Date: 3/27 - 3/27   click here for website

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
North Carolina Cooperative Extension has you covered with a hands-on workshop to reduce streambank erosion.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 27, specialists from N.C. State University will provide a streambank repair workshop in Newland.

The event starts at 9 a.m. in the classroom at the Newland Volunteer Fire Department. Following lunch, which will be provided, the workshop will move to a creek in town for some hands-on lessons.

"The workshop is a great time to ask questions and learn about the causes of streambank erosion and how to create a healthy streamside environment," extension agent Wendy Patoprsty said. "Participants will have hands-on experience in enhancing an eroding streambank, using grading, matting, plants and other various natural materials."

Sponsor: North Carolina Cooperative Extension & High Country Local First
Contact name: Wendy Patoprsty
Contact email: wendy_patoprsty@ncscu.edu
Contact telephone: 828.264.3061
Location: Newland Volunteer Fire Department

Social Justice Coffee Hour: A Look at Social Business with Bald Guy Brew
Date: 3/27 - 3/27   click here for website

Social Justice Week: Social Justice Coffee Hour: A Look at Social Business with Bald Guy Brew
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 7:00pm

"Social Justice Coffee Hour: A Look at Social Business with Bald Guy Brew," 7 p.m., ACT Outreach Center, Plemmons Student Union Bald Guy will share his story about starting his fair-trade coffee company and what it means to be a socially conscious business. Sponsored by ACT, Bald Guy Brew, New Economy Summit, and BANGS Shoes.

Social Justice Week will be held at Appalachian State University March 19 28 featuring events addressing contemporary global issues such as human trafficking, drone use, LGBT rights, education, poverty and genocide.

Events are free and open to the public.

Social Justice Week is a student-driven initiative designed to unite student groups and campus offices on social justice issues. The University Bookstore will also feature a book display dedicated to the issues addressed during the series.

Sponsor: Appalachian & the Community Together (ACT)
Contact name: Amanda Moore
Contact email: mooreaa@appstate.edu
Contact telephone: 252.229.2922
Location: ACT Outreach Center, Plemmons Student Union
Admission: Free and open to the public

High Country Community Supported Agriculture order pickup
Date: 3/30 - 3/30   click here for website

High Country Community Supported Agriculture (HCCSA) connects you to local, organic food all winter long through our online catalog. Participating farmers post what they have available, you browse and order online, then pick up and pay for your order at our pickup on Saturday. We open the catalog (Tuesday to Tuesday) for Saturday pickup twice a month. Browse the catalog and check our the schedule here: highcountrycsa.org/catalog

We offer a 50% discount off the order total for purchases made with EBT benefits. Check out our website for more information: http://highcountrycsa.org/cost-share

Catalog is open March 19-26 for order pickup on March 30.

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