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Johnston County Center Extension Gardener: Grow what you eat - fruits and berries Thu Apr 2, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Johnston County Extension Services, 2736 North Carolina 210, Smithfield, NC 27577, United States
— 3 days away

Apples, peaches, pears and plums, where do all these fruits come from.
Figs, strawberries, grapes and more, lets eat antioxidants galore.
There is nothing like a fresh fruit right off the tree, but is it worth it to put all that effort into growing the plants in your own yard? This class will address some of the common fruits grown in our area and what it takes to grow them well.

The cost for this class is $5.00. Please preregister by calling 919 989-5380, sending and email to snbanks@ncsu.edu, or stop by the office at 2736 NC Highway 210, Smithfield, NC 27577. To pay for the class stop by the office or mail a check payable to Johnston County Agriculture Center.

Johnston County Center Extension Gardener: What's in the Turf Thu Apr 9, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Johnston County Extension Services, 2736 North Carolina 210, Smithfield, NC 27577, United States
— 1 week away

Whether you are new to turf, love it or hate it you will be able to learn something new from this class. We will discuss some of the benefits of having turf, some of the pitfalls of having turf, and how to properly maintain that turf, whatever variety you might be growing. Also learn how to identify the turf in your yard so you will know if it's safe to apply that 2,4-D or if you need to find another solution to the weed problem.

The cost for this class is $5.00. Please preregister by calling 919 989-5380, sending and email to snbanks@ncsu.edu, or stop by the office at 2736 NC Highway 210, Smithfield, NC 27577. To pay for the class stop by the office or mail a check payable to Johnston County Agriculture Center.

Johnston County Center Extension Gardener: What does it take to design a landscape? Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Johnston County Extension Services, 2736 North Carolina 210, Smithfield, NC 27577, United States
— 2 weeks away

Do you look at the landscape around your house and see a blank canvas? Maybe you see a mess that needs to be cleaned up? In this class you will learn how to asses the landscape before putting anything on paper, what to think about when designing a landscape and what are the necessary steps to take to get that well put together look to the landscape.

The cost for this class is $5.00. Please preregister by calling 919 989-5380, sending and email to snbanks@ncsu.edu, or stop by the office at 2736 NC Highway 210, Smithfield, NC 27577. To pay for the class stop by the office or mail a check payable to Johnston County Agriculture Center.

Johnston County Center Homebuyer Workshop Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM — 3 weeks away

What you need to know before you consider making a home purchase! Participants will gain knowledge and skills in money management and financial planning to help make SMART goals and good decisions. Strategies for saving and extending income will be discussed, and realistic expectations of a home purchase determined. The class begins at 4:00 pm and ends by 7:00 pm. and is taught at Johnston County Cooperative Extension Service. Call the Extension Office at 919-989-5380 to register.

Johnston County Center Pine Straw Harvesting in Longleaf Pine Forests: Best Management Guidelines to Sustain Wildlife Resources Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension www.forestrywebinars.net
— 3 weeks away

What will you learn?
This webinar will discuss how longleaf landowners can balance income from pine straw harvesting while also preserving critical wildlife benefits of straw-harvested stands. Balancing the economic and environmental benefits of pine straw can be challenging to landowners and natural resource scientists alike, as maximizing one can compromise the other. Developed with input from a technical committee of wildlife and longleaf experts, the draft Best Management Guidelines (BMGs) presented in this discussion offer practical guidance to how pine straw harvesting can be integrated into a larger management system that minimizes impacts to wildlife while allowing forest owners to earn important income before thinning, and eventually transitioning to an open, fire-maintained, woodland-savanna condition that can be particularly favorable to wildlife. We will be seeking feedback and discussion on the proposed BMGs at the conclusion of the webinar.

BMGs can be accessed at: http://online.nwf.org/pinestrawbmg

Presenters
Ben Larson, Forestry and Bioenergy Program Manager at National Wildlife Federation
Mark Bailey, Biologist at Conservation Southeast, Inc.
Randy Browning, Landowner

Continuing Education Credits
Society of American Foresters - 1.5 hour Category 1 Credit [approved]
The Wildlife Society - 1 hour TWS Category 1 Credit [approved]


Registration is not required. To join the webinar visit http://www.forestrywebinars.net/webinars/pine-straw-harvesting-in-longleaf-pine-forests-best-management-guidelines-to-sustain-wildlife-resources

Johnston County Center Extension Gardener: Maintaining the landscape Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Johnston County Extension Services, 2736 North Carolina 210, Smithfield, NC 27577, United States
— 3 weeks away

Has that beautiful landscape turned into a wild jungle? Have the trees taken over the walkways? Does it take too much time to do all the maintenance chores that need to be done each week? In this class we will discuss how to maintain those wild trees (pruning), how to keep the weeds out of the flowerbeds, how to keep the trees and shrubs looking healthy, and what can be done to reduce lawn maintenance time.

The cost for this class is $5.00. Please preregister by calling 919 989-5380, sending and email to snbanks@ncsu.edu, or stop by the office at 2736 NC Highway 210, Smithfield, NC 27577. To pay for the class stop by the office or mail a check payable to Johnston County Agriculture Center.

Johnston County Center [ProNR] Emergency Planning Webinar Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension www.forestrywebinars.net
— 1 month away

What will you learn?
Severe weather events are becoming more and more common and the costs of clean-up and service disruption can be substantial. The purpose of emergency planning is to mitigate, respond, and recover from an emergency or natural disaster in a timely manner. Incorporating tree inventories, risk assessments, and remedial and routine tree maintenance as part of your emergency management plan can help in withstanding the impacts of changes to the urban forest. How do you get organized?

Speaker: Connie Head, Consulting Urban Forester, Technical Forestry Services

Applying for continuing education credits from SAF, ISA and APA (1 hour).

Pre-registration is not required. To learn more, please visit: http://ncsu-feop.org/UFW/index

Johnston County Center Homebuyer Workshop Thu May 14, 2015 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM — 1 month away

What you need to know before you consider making a home purchase! Participants will gain knowledge and skills in money management and financial planning to help make SMART goals and good decisions. Strategies for saving and extending income will be discussed, and realistic expectations of a home purchase determined. The class begins at 4:00 pm and ends by 7:00 pm. and is taught at Johnston County Cooperative Extension Service. Call the Extension Office at 919-989-5380 to register.

Johnston County Center NC Safe Plates Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM — 3 months away

The Johnston County Center of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service in cooperation with the Johnston County Environmental Health Dept. will offer NC Safe Plates - Food Safety Manager Certification Course. This comprehensive course is appropriate for food service managers and supervisory staff in restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes, childcare facilities and other food-handling establishments.

The course will be held on Jan 27, 28 & 29th from 8am - 12 noon each day. The exam will be given on Monday, Feb 2nd after a review. The registration deadline is Jan 23rd, 2015.

In order to register please call 919-989-5380.

Registration fee $125.00

Registration form http://johnston.ces.ncsu.edu/ncsafeplates/

Johnston County Center NC Safe Plates Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lab/Kitchen
— 3 months away

The Johnston County Center of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service in cooperation with the Johnston County Environmental Health Dept. will offer NC Safe Plates - Food Safety Manager Certification Course. This comprehensive course is appropriate for food service managers and supervisory staff in restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes, childcare facilities and other food-handling establishments.

The course will be held on Jan 27, 28 & 29th from 8am - 12 noon each day. The exam will be given on Monday, Feb 2nd after a review. The registration deadline is Jan 23rd, 2015.

In order to register please call 919-989-5380.

Registration fee $125.00

Registration form http://johnston.ces.ncsu.edu/ncsafeplates/

Johnston County Center NC Safe Plates Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM — 3 months away

The Johnston County Center of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service in cooperation with the Johnston County Environmental Health Dept. will offer NC Safe Plates - Food Safety Manager Certification Course. This comprehensive course is appropriate for food service managers and supervisory staff in restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes, childcare facilities and other food-handling establishments.

The course will be held on Jan 27, 28 & 29th from 8am - 12 noon each day. The exam will be given on Monday, Feb 2nd after a review. The registration deadline is Jan 23rd, 2015.

In order to register please call 919-989-5380.

Registration fee $125.00

Registration form http://johnston.ces.ncsu.edu/ncsafeplates/

Johnston County Center NC Safe Plates Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM — 3 months away

The Johnston County Center of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service in cooperation with the Johnston County Environmental Health Dept. will offer NC Safe Plates - Food Safety Manager Certification Course. This comprehensive course is appropriate for food service managers and supervisory staff in restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes, childcare facilities and other food-handling establishments.

The course will be held on Jan 27, 28 & 29th from 8am - 12 noon each day. The exam will be given on Monday, Feb 2nd after a review. The registration deadline is Jan 23rd, 2015.

In order to register please call 919-989-5380.

Registration fee $125.00

Registration form http://johnston.ces.ncsu.edu/ncsafeplates/

Johnston County Center NC Safe Plates - Exam Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM — 3 months away
Johnston County Center NC Safe Plates - Exam Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM — 3 months away
Johnston County Center Homebuyer Workshop Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM — 3 months away
Johnston County Center PLT K-8 Workshop Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Agape Center for EE, 1369 Tyler Dewar Lane, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
— 5 months away

August 29, 2015

PLT K-8 Workshop
9am - 3:30pm
Agape Center for Environmental Education
Fuquay-Varina, NC

TO REGISTER: Mir Youngquist-Thurow ACEed@agapekurebeach.org 919-552-9421 x 210
Registration Deadline: August 24, 2015

The workshop will focus on the PLT K-8 Guide. There is no charge for this workshop or the materials. Please bring a bag lunch and dress appropriately to be outside.

Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an interdisciplinary environmental education program designed for educators of ANY background. The hands-on activities facilitate the exploration of topics including communication, economics, energy and fuels, geology, government, history, recycling, transportation, watersheds, wildlife, and much more! Participants will learn about the materials through direct engagement in the PLT activities throughout the workshop.

Differentiated instruction? Technology connections? Literature links? STEM? The PLT activity guide covers it all!!! The PreK-8 guide is correlated to the Common Core (math and ELA) as well as to the NC Essential Standards (science and social studies). CEU renewal credits are available. This workshop qualifies for Criteria I in the EE Certification Program. Registered Foresters can earn 3.0 CFEs in Criteria I and 3.0 CFEs in Criteria II by participating in this workshop.

There is no charge for the workshop or materials, however, pre-registration is required. Please make a personal commitment to attend to ensure there are enough materials and space for everyone. If you must cancel, please do so in a timely manner so someone else may take your place in the workshop.

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