Whether you have acres of land or a windowsill to grow plants, the fall is a good time to get ready for winter on your homestead. This includes cleaning tools, ensuring all animals have cool water and shade, and getting rid of garden weeds before they become overwhelming.
Will take place in Gaston County on January 21
With individuals striving for a more self-reliant lifestyle, NC Cooperative Extension offers valuable resources to help you do just that. This workshop is designed for homesteaders, beginning farmers, established farmers looking to diversify and grow, agriculture enthusiasts, and everyone in between. (file photo by Don Brubacher, creative commons/flickr.com)
DALLAS, N.C. — With individuals striving for a more self-reliant lifestyle, NC Cooperative Extension offers valuable resources to help you do just that. This workshop is designed for homesteaders, beginning farmers, established farmers looking to diversify and grow, agriculture enthusiasts, and everyone in between.
“Homesteading: Backyard Basics” is being presented by NC Cooperative Extension on Saturday, January 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Topics include: backyard chickens and livestock, beekeeping basics, edible landscaping, food preservation, specialty crops, composting, and ways to extend the growing season. Inclement weather make-up date is January 28th.
Participants will have the opportunity to register in advance for two morning sessions and one afternoon session. All sessions will be held at the Citizens Resource Center, located at 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy., Dallas, NC. Instructors include a variety of Extension staff with expertise in agriculture, horticulture, and food preservation: Burton Beasley, Tom Dyson, Payton Flowers, Craig Mauney, Linda Minges, Lara Worden, and Mary Yavelak.
“Know-how related to gardening, meat production, and food preservation are essential to having a sustainable food supply,” said Worden, program coordinator and instructor. “This workshop offers a variety of Extension experts and resources to help individuals expand their homesteading skills.”
Registration fee is $40 per person – includes lunch and all session materials. Online registration is required by January 13th. For more information, contact Lara Worden, with North Carolina Cooperative Extension, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-922-2118. The registration deadline is January 13th. No refunds are provided except when a class is canceled or full.
Online Registration found here: https://gaston.ces.ncsu.edu/2022/10/register-now-for-2023-homesteading-workshop/
–Lara Worden, N.C. State Extension, Gaston County