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FREE Pesticide
Pick-up Day

Do you have pesticides at your home or farm that you no longer need or use? Then don't miss this great opportunity to get rid of your unwanted dusty old pesticides! Pesticides that will be accepted include: insecticides herbicides fungicides fumigants rodenticides growth regulators Other hazardous materials, such as paint, antifreeze, solvents, etc. will NOT be accepted at this collection day.  October 4, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Recycling Center in Bryson City (off of Old Hwy. 19) Contact Christy Bredenkamp at 488-3848 for more information For residents in Swain and Jackson Counties and the surrounding area. SPONSORED BY: The NC Department of Agriculture’s Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program Swain County Cooperative Extension, and Swain County Government  

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Pesticide

FREE Pesticide
Pick-up Day

Do you have pesticides at your home or farm that you no longer need or use? Then don't miss this great opportunity to get rid of your unwanted dusty old pesticides! Pesticides that will be accepted include: insecticides herbicides fungicides fumigants rodenticides growth regulators Other hazardous materials, such as paint, antifreeze, solvents, etc. will NOT be accepted at this collection day.  October 4, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Recycling Center in Bryson City (off of Old Hwy. 19) Contact Christy Bredenkamp at 488-3848 for more information For residents in Swain and Jackson Counties and the surrounding area. SPONSORED BY: The NC Department of Agriculture’s Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program Swain County Cooperative Extension, and Swain County Government  

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Ski Walking & Stone
Workout with Smart Eating Program

We are fortunate to have mountains to look at everyday, that provide us the opportunity to condition ourselves with their well maintained trails that climb through the mountains. We also have access to pathways in our parks, schools, developing greenways, as well as logging and gravel roads in the valleys of Jackson and Swain Counties. There is a new way to increase your exercise efforts whether you hike or walk one of these pathways and that is the use of ski walking poles. Whether you are beginning an exercise program, looking to drop a few pounds and improve your health, or you are a high level athlete seeking a new cross-training activity; ski walking offers benefits that few other activities can match! “Great cross-training, really helps upper body strength and overall fitness” - Julie Richards of Bryson City[/caption] Ski walking increase circulation, upper body strength and endurance. Get your heart pumping and increase lung capacity. Ski walking poles provide better support for your lower joints and balance on slippery surfaces and rough terrain by increasing stability. Ski walking burns more 20%-40% more calories than regular walking if done with proper technique. Ski Walking Demonstration Tuesday, September 6, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Jackson County Extension Center, Scotts Creek Road, Sylva Learn about the benefits of Ski Walking during this 2 hour demonstration. Participants will also have the opportunity to try out hiking poles and ski walking for themselves. Smokies Ski Walking & Stone Workout with Smart Eating Program Begins: Thursday, September 8, 2016 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Deep Creek Pavilion, Bryson City (Participants meet every Thursday from September 8 - November 10) Click here for complete Weekly Workout Schedule and more details.  Please contact Rob Hawk at 488-3848 or 586-4009, robert_hawk@ncsu.edu for more information and to register.

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Swain County Farmers
Market

Are you involved in any activities such as gardening, farming, growing flowers and other woody ornamentals, or beekeeping (Honey)? If you answered yes to any of these endeavors and would like to sell the “fruits of your labor” then, set-up a booth and join us! Potential vendors must agree to Farmers Market policies and submit an application prior to any sales. Please contact Christy Bredenkamp for an application and/or more information: Swain County Cooperative ExtensionChristy BredenkampPO Box 2329Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 488-3848 Policies of the Swain County Farmers Market (pdf) LIKE on Facebook - Swain County Farmers Market _________________________________________________________________________ Sellers must reside and produce the items they sell within Swain and adjacent counties (Graham, EBCI, Jackson, Macon and Clay). Sellers must be the original producer (or family member) of all items being sold.  No buying and reselling of produce or other products are allowed.  

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Need Help Choosing A
Medicare Part D Drug Plan?

SHIIP Senior Health Insurance Information Program is a consumer information division of the NC Department of Insurance that assists people with choosing a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. Call 488-3848 for an appointment. Swain County Cooperative Extension 60 Almond School Rd. Bryson City, NC _________________________________________________________________________ Do You Need Help Paying for Your Medicare Prescription Medications?  If you answered yes to this question and have limited income and resources, you may qualify for 'EXTRA HELP' (the low-income subsidy) to pay your prescription drug costs. Receiving this help will not change your monthly Social Security benefits. (This program is not available to Medicaid recipients). INCOME GUIDELINES are $1,471.25 per month for an individual and $1,991.25 per month for a couple living together. Call 488-3848 for an appointment. This is a FREE community service, and we do not sell insurance. __________________ For more information: http://www.ncdoi.com/shiip/default.aspx

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Consumer Horticulture

Extension's Gardening Portal at NC State University provides access to a wealth of information, events and resources for gardeners in North Carolina.  Managed by the State Urban Horticulture Specialist and Cooperative Extension Horticulture Agents throughout the state, it is your doorway to guidance about successfully growing vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers and ornamentals in your landscape.

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Beet-iful Roots

Ruby Queen and Redpack are the most commonly grown varieties in North Carolina. Ruby Queen produces a smooth, round root with a small tap root and good color. Redpack has smooth, globe-shaped, dark-red MORE »

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Smokies Ski Walking School

We are fortunate to have mountains to look at everyday, that provide us the opportunity to condition ourselves with their well maintained trails that climb through the mountains. We also have access to pathways in our parks, schools, MORE »

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Tantalizing Turnips

Turnips are one of the oldest known root vegetables and were an important crop during the Middle Ages.  Both the Greek and Romans thought highly of turnips.  In addition to their food value, MORE »

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EVENTS View All
SHIIP AppointmentsMon Aug 29, 2016
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM— Tomorrow
Ginseng Production Seminar - SwainTue Aug 30, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Swain County Cooperative Extension, 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City
— 2 days away
Clogging Classes for All AgesTue Aug 30, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Swain County Cooperative Extension, 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City, NC
— 2 days away
Ginseng Production Seminar - Jackson Thu Sep 1, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Jackson County Cooperative Extension, Scotts Creek Road, Sylva
— 4 days away
In-Step Line DancingThu Sep 1, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Swain County Cooperative Extension (SCC Auditorium), 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City, NC
— 4 days away
SHIIP AppointmentsMon Sep 5, 2016
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM— 1 week away
Clogging Classes for All AgesTue Sep 6, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Swain County Cooperative Extension, 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City, NC
— 1 week away
Ski Walking DemonstrationTue Sep 6, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Jackson County Extension Center, Scotts Creek Road, Sylva
— 1 week away
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