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Brunswick County 4-H

Brunswick County 4-H Fair will be held on September 10, 2016.  All Brunswick County youth are invited to contribute entries to the Fair, they simply need to join Brunswick County 4-H  There is no fee to join and applications are available on line. There will be several workshops prior to the Fair this year to assist youth in completing their projects.  Fair logo poster and flyers for BC 4-H Clubs

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Brunswick County 4-H
Newsletter summer 2016

Welcome to Brunswick County 4-H!  See what is happening this summer! Newsletter June 2016


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Becoming a Master?

The Brunswick County Center of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service will offer the Extension Master Gardenersm Volunteer Training beginning September 13, 2016. The Extension Master Gardenersm Volunteer Program is designed to instruct potential volunteers on the basics of horticulture and gardening in Coastal North Carolina using research-based information from NC State University, NC A&T University, and other land-grant college systems. Class size is limited due to space, activities, and the need for interactive sessions.  Applicants will interview with the Horticulture Agent, Master Gardener Coordinator, and Extension Master Gardener Volunteers in July. Ability to volunteer during normal business hours will be a key component for selection. The course is ideal for beginners as well as advanced gardeners who want to enhance their gardening skills and use this knowledge to serve their community. Course participants will receive over 40 hours of training from Horticulture Extension Staff in a variety of subjects such as coastal soils, composting, fertilizers, adjusting soil pH, lawn care, landscape plants, fruit and vegetable gardening, indoor plant care, insect and pest management, plant disease management, integrated pest management, and safe pesticide use. Classes will meet 9 a.m. – 12 noon every Tuesday and Thursday beginning September 13th through November 1st at the Brunswick County Extension Center located in the Government Complex in Bolivia. The cost of the course is $160, which covers the cost of an Extension Master Gardenersm Volunteer Reference Notebook and other class materials. An application must be completed and returned to the Cooperative Extension Service no later than Friday, July 1 2016 to apply for the course. For an application form, contact the Cooperative Extension Service at (910) 253-2610 and ask for Gina Britton. Following successful completion of course, participants will be certified as Extension Master Gardenersm Volunteers by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.


Consumer Horticulture

Extension's Gardening Portal at NC State University provides access to a wealth of information, events and resources for gardeners in North Carolina.  Managed by the State Urban Horticulture Specialist and Cooperative Extension Horticulture Agents throughout the state, it is your doorway to guidance about successfully growing vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers and ornamentals in your landscape.

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