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January 2019

Winter Farm Economics

January 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

1/10/2019 - 2/28/2019 Learn about the basics of building your own farming business in this hands-on course that will teach you how to plan, prep and plant your way to success in agriculture. You will explore budgeting, cash flows, and crop plans that will help your production make a profit. You will learn how demographics can work for you by finding the right customers and how to market what is best for them. You will even work on creating profitable…

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From the Windowsill to the Garden: Starting Plants from Seed

January 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1/14/2019 Growing your own plants from seed is easy and can save you money. We'll talk about seed selection, setting up your growing area, looking after your young plants and lots more! Classes held at Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm Monday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm $25 total fee #92130 CANCELED For more info, contact Sherie Neely at 704-216-3545. Registration Details Online registration and payment is available. Navigate to WebAdvisor. Select "Continuing Education" (If you have been a student at RCCC…

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February 2019

A Cut Above: Pruning Fruit Trees for Better Health & Production

February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

CLASS CANCELLED Pruning is one of the most important things you can do for the health of your trees. This class covers the basic types of cuts, why to make a pruning cut, and the right tools and how to maintain them. Classes held at Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm Monday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm $25 total fee #92133 CANCELLED For more info, contact Sherie Neely at 704-216-3545. Registration Details Online registration and payment is available. Navigate to WebAdvisor. Select…

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March 2019

Spring Planting & Soil Health

March 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

3/12/2019 - 5/2/2019 Explore the science behind your business as you study ways to make your land work for you using tools that will work for your land. Learn tips such as site analysis as you test your soil, how to plan based on weather, and how to plan your irrigation system to maintain your soil and plant health. You will also study farming technology and equipment to help increase the productivity of your crops. Classes held at Elma C.…

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Grow Your Own Shiitake Mushrooms

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The demand for fresh shiitake mushrooms has grown rapidly. In fact, the meaty shiitake is now the second most popular mushroom in the world. Whether you are interested in growing mushrooms for an exceptional taste, nutritional value, or the commercial potential, this class will get you started. Learn what tools and wood you will need; how to prepare, inoculate, seal and store the logs; when to harvest and how to store or preserve the resulting mushroom crops. Each participant will…

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When Can I Plant Tomatoes? Garden Planning for the Complete Beginner

March 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

3/18/2019 When to plant is as important as how to plant and what to plant! Join us for a primer on how to plan your garden for healthier plants, more food, and more fun! Classes held at Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm Monday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm $25 total fee #92135 For more info, contact Sherie Neely at 704-216-3545. Registration Details Online registration and payment is available. Navigate to WebAdvisor. Select "Continuing Education" (If you have been a student at…

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April 2019

Craft Beer Brewing

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Commoners Brewing Company, 1048 Copperfield Blvd NE
Concord, NC 28025 United States
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4/8/2019 - 5/18/2019 This course is designed to teach students about the craft beer brewing industry. Students will gain a base of knowledge in identifying beer flavors and styles, mastering beer pairing principles, learning the brewing process and beer ingredients, understanding retail beer storage and service issues, and appreciating the history of microbrewing. Students will also identify various national certifications available in the craft beer industry including the four levels of Cicerone Certification. Students will be prepared to sit for…

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The Family Food Garden: More Fresh Food from the Home Landscape

April 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

4/8/2019 Never planted a garden before? Want to add more variety to your garden? This class will show you the basics of creating a garden for season-long fresh fruits and vegetables. Classes held at Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm $25 total fee #92136 For more info, contact Sherie Neely at 704-216-3545. Registration Details Online registration and payment is available. Navigate to WebAdvisor. Select "Continuing Education" (If you have been a student at RCCC previously, click…

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May 2019

Mid-Summer Marketing, Agribusiness & Design

May 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how to make your crops suitable for market in this hands-on course that will teach you how to navigate your business through the agricultural community. You will learn how to manage your own profits by building customer relations in the marketplace, and how to create your own food safety plan to maintain your farm’s credibility. Classes held at Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. $125 total fee #91740 CLASS CANCELLED For…

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Herbal Harvest: Growing, Harvesting, & Storing Your Own Herbs

May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

New Dates: 5/8/2019 - 5/11/2019 Whether for culinary, landscaping or specific health purposes, growing herbs is a rewarding pastime and can be enjoyed almost anywhere - from a windowsill to a patio container to garden plot! Come join us in an exploration of which herbs to choose, how to start plants by seed and/or transplant, and when and how to harvest and put up your bounty. On Wednesday, we will delve into classroom based learning, and on Saturday, we will…

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