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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Choosing and Caring for Trees

  Title: Choosing and Caring for Trees 

  Date: Dec 13, 2011

  Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  Calendar: Horticultural, Cooperative Extension Service

  Contact: Kathy Hepler

  Description: Trees play a vital role in our environment and add value when properly selected. Join us in this program to learn about tree selection, the right spot for your tree, planting techniques, caring for older trees, proper pruning techniques and how to enhance your home with trees.

  Location:  Historic Bethabra Park 

  Location:  2147 Bethabara Road, Winston-Salem

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Tis the season for eating, why not keep it local?

Cobblestone Farmer's Market might be winding down for the year, but that doesn't mean you can't eat locally in the off season! Cultivate Piedmont, the program that puts on the Cobblestone Market now brings you Learn to Cook Local cooking classes. Come learn some new twists on holiday cooking using seasonal, local ingredients (especially pumpkins!) from Kevin Fisher, owner and chef of Winston-Salem's The Screaming Rooster. Kevin is a dedicated locavore who can be seen at the market every week, and Cobblestone vendors are always on the menu at his restaurant. The Screaming Rooster was also voted Best Farm to Table Restaurant in this year's Smitty's Notes. Class includes take home recipes and a meal.

When: Thursday, December 8th from 6:00-7:30pm
Where: Forsyth County Agricultural Building, 1450 Fairchild Road
Cost: $20 per person

To sign up and pre-pay, visit:
or call Adrienne Outcalt, Cultivate Piedmont Program Manager at 782-1345
or send an email to

Monday, November 14, 2011

Buffalo Gal's Soap

That is our ad from Down Home Magazine's Shopping Guide!

Online version of the Shopping Guide is available.

Our goat's milk soaps make great gifts for the upcoming Holiday season in addition to other events throughout the year.  The soaps and gift sets are available at stores, online and at the farm
Feel free to contact us at or 336-969-5698 with any questions!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Holiday Events in Old Salem

9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
For more information.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Preparing Your Garden for Winter

  Title: Preparing Your Garden for Winter 

  Date: Nov 17, 2011

  Time: Noon - 1:00 PM

  Calendar: Horticultural, Cooperative Extension Service

    Description: Prepare now for favorable results next spring. Taught by Craig Mauney, Extension Agent. (Bring lunch, coffee and tea provided) For questions contact 336-721-7384.

  Location:  Frank L. Horton Center, Old Salem 

  Location:  924 S. Main St., Winston-Salem

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Youth: Joining the Revolution of Responsibility

Posted on 9/21/2011 by Mitzi Downing
Youth: Joining the Revolution of Responsibility For more than 101 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 from goal setting to leadership. Regardless of the skill learned, the benefits gathered from a young person participating in the 4-H Program are priceless.
The 4-H is the largest youth development program in the nation, serving more than 6.5 million youth annually. Administered by North Carolina Cooperative Extension at NC State University and NC A&T State University, 4-H serves youth in all 100 counties in the state plus the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians through a network of 100 County Extension Offices. 4-H is managed jointly by both a professional and volunteer staff. North Carolina 4-H, one of the leading 4-H programs in the country, has more than 218,000 youth participants and more than 21,000 volunteers working together to deliver the more than 100 projects, opportunities, and events offered annually through the program.
4-H is unique in that it offers experiences to the most urban young person and youth in rural areas by providing the opportunity to participate in community 4-H clubs, K-12 outreach programs (delivered in school classrooms), day and overnight camps, and other special interest opportunities. North Carolina 4-H serves the sons and daughters of our military personnel through the 4-H Military Program located throughout the state, primarily on military bases.
Youth members can participate in a variety of projects in the areas of science, technology, engineering, math, healthy living, citizenship and leadership. Beyond the excitement of learning something new through a project, youth have the opportunity to participate in citizenship and leadership conferences, travel the state, become involved in their community through service, and meet new friends in a safe and comfortable setting.
4-H youth are a living, breathing, culture-changing Revolution for doing the right thing, breaking through obstacles and pushing our country forward by making a measureable difference right where they live.
If you would like to learn more about 4-H, or have a family member wanting to join 4-H, contact your local Forsyth County Extension Office at 703-2850 or visit their website.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Certified Crop Advisor Training

Join other Certified Crop Advisors for your required training hours November 14-16 at the Forsyth County Agricultural Building. Register before November 5th to receive a $25 discount. The two and a half day training includes lunch on Monday and Tuesday and snacks all three days. Cost is $125 (or $100 if you register before November 5th).

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Alpaca Fun Days

This year's Alpaca Fun Days are scheduled for November 5th and 6th (10am - 3pm) at Paca Pastures.

Their FREE event is a excellent chance to go and relax and visit with the alpacas. They have over fifty alpacas in all sizes and colors including 4 little crias (babies) running around.

They'll also have angora bunnies on site for show & sale. On the porch they''ll have alpaca products (hats, scarves, mittens, socks, finger puppets, wreaths, yarns, fleeces, etc.) for sale. Bring your christmas list because their alpaca products make wonderful gifts!
Plus, they'll also have spinning wheel demonstrations so you can see the process of turning fleece into yarn. A loom will also be on display showing you the craft of weaving.

Treat will be available for you to feed the alpaca's if you like.

No pets allowed and there are NO restrooms available so plan accordingly. The event will be cancelled in case of inclement weather.

Paca Pastures
665 Mitchell Store Road
Youngsville, NC 27596