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The Learning to Grow Series is our effort to make classes available to help folks further develop their skills and knowledge or to gain new ones! We are eager to have you come learn with us. Our line up of classes can be viewed below, as well as our 2018 brochure. To register for classes or for additional information, please call our office at (704) 983-3987. Classes will be held at the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center (26032 Newt Road in Albemarle) unless otherwise noted.
Drip Irrigation for the Farm and Home Garden/ August 22 @ 10:00 a.m. – Noon/ $5
Come join us to learn about the benefits of a drip irrigation system. The workshop will include hands-on experience in setting up a small irrigation system.
Waterbath Canning/ August 28 @ 1:00 – 3:00 p.m./ $15
In this workshop, you will learn how to safely preserve high acids foods (ex. jams, fruits, and pickles) using a waterbath canner. Participants will be able to try healthy recipes using these home canned goods.
Pressure Canning/ August 30 @ 1:00 – 3:00 p.m./ $15
In this workshop, you will learn how to safely preserve low acid foods (i.e. vegetables and proteins) using a pressure canner. Participants will be able to try healthy recipes using these home canned goods.
Lush Lawns/ September 18 @ 10:00 a.m. – Noon/ Free
A concise and applicable program for establishing and maintaining a lawn for your home. We’ll discuss warm season and cool season grasses and cultivar/ variety selection, establishment, fertilization and soils, mowing and weed management, and renovation of established lawns.
Poultry Processing Demonstration/ September 24 @ 1:00 p.m./ Free
Learn how to process poultry on your own during this demonstration with an NC State University specialist. Birds provided by Lazy Heron Farm in Norwood. Please dress appropriately! Old/ work clothes and closed- toe shoes suggested.
Relaxation, Meditation, & Yoga for Families/ September 25 @ 5:30 – 7:00 p.m./ $15 per Parent and Child
Breathe in. Breathe out. Learn partner yoga practices for you and your child accompanied by a morning and bedtime yoga routine. Create your own mall beads and healthy snack! Bring your mat, comfy clothes, and a partner.
Raising Poultry for Meat/ October 6 @ 10:00 a.m. – Noon/ Free
Are you interested in raising your own meat birds? This class will go over the how- to’s of raising them for yourself, including tips on feeding, housing, and predator control.
Permaculture for the Home/ October 9 @ 10:00 a.m. – Noon/ $8
Learn permaculture principles of design and growing for your home and landscape. Permaculture is a combination of “permanent” and “agriculture.” The philosophy is to design intelligently to provide food, nature, and use of the land in a co-existent and sustainable living landscape. A light lunch will be provided.
Life 101/ October 23 @ 6:00 – 8:00 p.m./ $15
As we grow, there’s a lot to learn! In this class, youth ages 13-18 will have the opportunity to learn how to sew on a button, iron a shirt, check the oil in a car, change a tire, basic first aid, cleanliness/ hygiene, basic kitchen skills, and much more!