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Shiitake Mushroom Workshop

When: December 18, 2021, from 9 a.m. to noon Where: Gaston Citizens Resource Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy, Dallas Cost: $20 (check or …

Tax Issues for Farmers Workshop

Date: November 2, 2021Time: 6:30 p.m.Location: Gaston Citizens Resource Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy, Dallas A meal (sponsored by Gaston Farm …

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Somethin' Pumpkin Coming October '21

From growing, cooking, and decorating, the 7th Annual Somethin’ Pumpkin has “somethin’ for everyone” during October. This virtual festival …

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Tired of Gardening Miss-Information?

N.C. Cooperative Extension is hosting “Garden Mythbusters: There’s a Resource for That!” Trying to identify a plant? Need a …

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Ten Acre Tuesday's Webinar Series

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Gaston County is offering a series of six livestock workshops on Tuesday evenings from 7 to …

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Gaston Grower Spotlight - November 2020

Giving Thanks to Our Office November’s grower spotlight highlights some of N.C. Cooperative Extension of Gaston County’s staff and their …

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Shiitake Mushroom Workshop

Course Objective This workshop teaches the basics of shiitake mushroom backyard cultivation. We will cover everything you need to know …

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