More Articles from Rowan County Center


Farm Pond Management

Just about every old home place or farm has a pond.  Ponds can be lots of fun for fishing, swimming and other aquatic recreation.  Ponds are also extremely useful for irrigation of plants, MORE »

4-H Fall Plant Sale

The Rowan County 4-H Fall Plant Sale is underway! Call the Extension Office, 704-216-8970, and place your order MORE »


Q&A: Busy as a Bee!

Garden Column March 9, 2016 I am going to admit it; I am as busy as a bee! I will go ahead and apologize to my clients that with this warm weather, I am swamped! MORE »


Q&A: Spring has almost Sprung!

Garden Column March 2, 2016 Spring will be here in no time! Flowers are starting to bloom, trees are budding, and insects are getting active. This is the busiest time of year for Cooperative Extension, MORE »


Q&A: Hay and Pruning

Garden Column January 20, 2015 It is hard to believe that the first month of the New Year is almost over. Time never seems to slow down and with that being said, pruning MORE »


Q&A: Honey, Bees, and Community Gardening

Gardening Column January 13, 2015 As the days and nights get colder, questions come in about gardening and surprisingly about bees. Here are a few of this week’s questions and how I answered MORE »


Piedmont Farm School

The Piedmont Farm School is a 7-month educational program that trains beginning and transitioning farmers with a strong commitment to operate successful small-scale, sustainable farms.  The school offers seven business-planning seminars, which will MORE » – from   Forsyth County Center

Youth: Joining the Revolution of Responsibility

For more than 100 years, the 4-H Program of North Carolina has been engaging youth in programs that help develop skills for a lifetime.  These skills range from communication to community service and MORE »

National Youth Science Day Experiment

During National 4-H Week, millions of young people across the nation will become scientists during the fourth annual 4-H National Youth Science Experiment. In this year’s experiment, Wired for Wind, youth will discover MORE »

R.A.C.E. 4-H Open Horse Show

Rowan Advisory Council for Equestrian (RACE) 4-H clubs will host the final open horse show of the season on Saturday, October 15, at Ellis Park Event Center, 2056 E. Ridge Road, Salisbury, NC.  MORE »

Exploring the Treasures of 4-H

“Exploring the Treasures of 4-H” is open to youth in second through fourth grades, and their parents, who are either new to 4-H or want to learn more!  The dates of the workshop MORE »

4-H Members Learn Public Speaking Skills

A frequent fear in adults is giving a speech in front of a group of people. One way that North Carolina Cooperative Extension helps youth practice this skill is participation in 4-H public MORE »

Spring Plant Sale Now Underway!

Rowan County 4-H is now taking orders for their annual Spring Plant Sale.  Varieties available include:  raspberries – Nova; blueberries – Brightwell, Climax and Premier; blackberries – Apache and Arapaho; muscadines – Cowart MORE »

Houseplants Need a Little Attention

Houseplants often have a difficult time adapting to an indoor environment. Most of our houseplants were bred and developed from tropical understory plants. Limited light and dry indoor humidity takes its toll on MORE »

Not Easy Keeping Poinsettias

The Christmas holidays are finally here and many have questions concerning their poinsettia. One of the biggest questions is if poinsettias are poisonous. It’s a myth that’s been around since the early 1900s. MORE »