Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Organic Vegetable Production Workshop on August 31, 2010


Organic Vegetable Production Workshop at the Mountain Organic Research Unit

August 31, 2010

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Mountain Research Station
265 Test Farm Road
Waynesville, NC

Come visit the NEW Mountain Organic Research Unit and see our first year trials with peppers, tomatoes, and broccoli. Do you have questions about varieties suitable for the western mountain region, or organic weed and disease management? We will be showing off (and tasting!) heirloom and heirloom type tomato varieties along with several varieties of grafted tomatoes. See which barrier and cover crop methods do the best job managing weeds in peppers. For fall crops, we are also looking at five varieties of broccoli planted at several dates. At the end, enjoy a light lunch including a tomato testing, and provide your input for the future plans of the Mountain Organic Research Unit. Also, help us come up with a good name for it! This workshop is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Emily Bernstein at 828-684-3562 or
Email: Emily_bernstein@ncsu.edu

Directions to the Mountain Research Station:

Off I-40 west, take Exit 27 onto 19/23 South. Go 3 miles to Exit 104 (the "Lake Junaluska - East Waynesville" Exit). Take Hwy 23 Business south toward Waynesville. Go 2 miles. At the traffic circle turn left onto Ratcliffe Cove Road (SR 1818). Travel approximately 0.6 mile, to the station sign (the road name will change to Raccoon Road - continue straight). Turn right onto Test Farm Road (SR 1810 - a gravel road). Follow the signs to the Mountain Research Station. View a map online at http://www.agr.state.nc.us/research/MountainResearchStationWaynesville.htm

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for this post. I am going to go.

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  2. With more information via events like this one, more people will be enouraged to enter organic farming, for fun or profit.

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