BC NEWS LIST
Make sure your holiday is a safe and happy one -- be careful with your Christmas tree, your lights and your candles!
December 1st marks the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day. This is a time to remember the 25 million people with HIV/AIDS who have died since the beginning of this epidemic.
As hard as it may be to believe, it is possible to have a wonderful Holiday Season with only inexpensive holiday gifts.
Enjoy the beautiful lights and help Special Olympics at the same time!
It's cold outside, and the last thing you are thinking about is your lawn or garden. There are however, some chores that need to be done in December.
Activity during the holidays doesnít have to mean hours spent away from family and friends sweating in the gym.
Please help provide new books for disadvantaged children in our community.
While it is true that we usually have adequate precipitation during the winter months to sustain landscape plants, as dry as it has been this year some plants may warrant monitoring.
Please consider giving a home to one of these wonderful pets! The shelter is okay, but I would love to have a home of my own!
Congratulations to Janice Fisher of Asheville for her Sweet Potatoes with Sugared Pecans recipe!
Did You Know?
Celebrating the Environment: Trading up your Sleigh this Holiday Season?
‘Tis the season for giving, and if you’re in the process of shopping for a car or light truck this year, the EPA can help. Environmentally friendly vehicles come in all shapes and sizes, and there are some simple ways to find the best one for your family. There are also easy ways to improve your fuel economy, regardless of what model "sleigh" you drive.
Are You Looking for the Perfect Gift for Someone Who has Everything?
A beautiful 12-1/2” X 9” handmade dish was donated by Jann Welch of Bakersville, NC to the North Carolina Association of Extension Program Assistants, Associates, and Technicians. The proceeds from the auction will be used for their community service projects. The bids will start at $20.00 and will be accepted until December 12.
Bids must be received no later that December 12, 2008 at 11:59 pm. In case of tie, bids with the earliest entry will win.
The Living Tree
Purchasing a cut Christmas tree is not a bad thing. Most trees sold in western North Carolina were grown in neighboring counties. Your purchase helps support the local farm economy, which helps preserve farmland.
But many homeowners would like to have a living tree that can be planted in the landscape after the holidays. This can be a lovely addition to the landscape as long as you make some wise decisions:
For more information, contact Buncombe County Cooperative Extension at 255-5522.
Gardening in the Mountains: Planting for Privacy and Security
Planting for Privacy and Security will be presented by Extension Master Gardeners at the North Carolina Arboretum on December 9 at 10:00 am.
Tuesday is free admission. No registration required. For more information, call Buncombe County Cooperative Extension at 255-5522.