Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Beginning/Transitioning to Organics Course

NC Cooperative Extension is presenting a new and exciting course this fall!

Beginning/Transitioning to Commercial Organic Production, begins on Tuesday 22 Sept (the first day of Autumn!). This is a nine-week course that will be held on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 - 8 pm at the Buncombe County Cooperative Extension office in Asheville.

The topics to be covered include:
  • Intro to organics and organic production in NC (with Dr. Jeanine Davis)
  • Soil fertility and management in organic systems
  • Crop rotation and cover crop design
  • Weed management
  • Insect management
  • Disease management
  • Post-harvest handling and food safety
  • Marketing (with Megan Ray from ASAP)
  • Certification paperwork and Q & A (with Tony Kleese of the Earthwise Company in Wake Forest, NC and Eastern Carolina Organics)
The fee for the entire nine-week course in only $25, which covers the fee for an extensive, informational notebook.

To register or for more information, contact me at

I look forward to seeing you all there!

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