Friday, August 29, 2014

Organic Broccoli Harvest and Post-Harvest Field Event-Sept. 11

Harvest and Post-harvest Handling of Broccoli in Western North Carolina
Participatory Organic Broccoli Field Demo
Hosted by Miller Bros Organic Farm in Marble, NC
 
When:                September 11, 2014 
                          10 am to 12 pm is the Organic Broccoli Harvest
                          12 pm to 2 pm is the Post-harvest Demo and Discussion

Want to come?
Please RSVP to Margaret_Bloomquist@ncsu.edu, 828-684-3562 ext 257. This is important so she has your contact information in case of a change due to weather or the crop.

There is no charge for this event. Wear appropriate field attire and bring a bag lunch.

Please join us in the effort to move our regional broccoli industry forward.

This event is funded, in part, by grants from the Organic Farming Research Foundation and the USDA SCRI program (the Eastern Broccoli Project).


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Non-timber Forest Products Fall Webinar Series Starts this Week!


A group of federal, state, and non-profit partners have teamed together to offer a webinar series on forest farming. I will be kicking off the series on Thursday, August 21 from 2:00 to 3:00 with an overview of what you can cultivate and wild-harvest in the woods for profit or your own use. This first hour long interactive presentation is just to whet your appetite for the more in-depth presentations to follow in the coming weeks.

The webinar series is being hosted by the American Tree Farm System. That is where the webinars will be posted if you want to watch them later, too. You can access that site and register at Webinar Series for Forest Owners.

My presentation is called "From Ginseng to Mushrooms: Goodies from Your Woods.
Here is a flyer with the rest of the presentations. Open it up and enlarge it to read the details.