BC NEWS LIST
Find out at Successful Aging VII -- a day filled with fun and informative workshops, entertainment and health screenings!
The Census Bureau is reminding people that census address listers wear official identification badges and use handheld computers to record addresses.
Help your plants reach their fullest potential -- get your soil tested before you plant! Did you know that in N.C. most soils are acidic and low in nutrients?
Want to learn how to do some basic repairs around the house? This course is for you!
No room for a vegetable garden? That doesnít necessarily mean you canít grow at least a few fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs.
Interactive puppets and songs will teach the kids about the importance of dental hygiene, and a registered dental hygienist will be available to check teeth and answer questions.
One truly pesky weed is ground ivy, also known as creeping Charlie and gill-over-the-ground. This member of the mint family creeps along the ground, rooting at nodes as it goes.
Buncombe County desires to allocate a portion of its EDTAP funds to agencies and organizations to help fund eligible transportation services.
Can you give a dog a home? Maybe a cat? How about a kitten? These animals need your help.
Congratulations to Carla Livingston for her Banana Cream Pie recipe!
Did You Know?
Healthy Tip - Strive Not to Drive - May 11 - 15
Strive Not to Drive Events:
Food Preservation Classes
To learn more about canning or just to brush up on the newest information on food preservation, come to the Canning and Preserving Made Easy program on May 19th from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This program will be an introduction to canning, pickling, making jams and jellies, freezing, drying and storage.
Pre-registration is required and a fee of $10 will cover costs for materials ($15 for couples). Call Buncombe County Cooperative Extension at 255-5522 to register or for more information.
Other upcoming hands-on canning classes this season are:
Call to pre-register - 255-5522.
Important Change at the Buncombe County Landfill
Mulch is no longer available to the public at the landfill. The North Carolina Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) Division of Waste Management (DWM) has recently decided the County's facility can no longer release mulch to the public.
The landfill will continue grinding the wood material it receives into mulch and using it as an alternative daily cover. The mulch will be added to the soil onsite in a 30% mulch / 70% soil mixture to cover the garbage on a daily basis. Adding the mulch to the soil assists in conserving onsite soils for future use.
For more information, call 250-5460.
Black Mountain Garden Show and Sale - May 16
The Black Mountain Garden Show and Sale will be held on Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sutton Avenue, across from the Old Depot. The event will feature native plants, trees, perennials, annuals, herbs, books, and garden accessories. In addition, there will be free activities for children, a silent auction, demonstrations, Master Gardener’s plant clinic, garden author Peter Loewer and great food.
For more information, call Buncombe County Cooperative Extension at 255-5522.
Plastic Plant Pot Collection & Swap at the Show