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Wednesday, 27 April 2016 00:00

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Pick your plant at sale in Franklin 

A plethora of plants will be for sale 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the Macon County Environmental Resource Center with the 14th annual Plant Sale of the Macon County Master Gardener Volunteer Association. 

Master Gardeners grow the plants using their own soil and seeds, with local businesses and residents also adding inventory to the plant sale. All proceeds go back to the Environmental Resource Center, where the Master Gardeners are developing a horticultural demonstration garden full of native plants. 

The ERC is located at 1624 Lakeside Drive in Franklin. Plant donations are welcome. 828.369.0882 or 828.349.2046. 


Get a leg up in agribusiness

People in the agriculture business will have a chance to hear from experts in agriventures during a full-day workshop on Thursday, May 12, at Southwestern Community College in Sylva. 

The workshop will give an overview of resources in areas including land assessments, land trusts, livestock, training program, emerging specialty markets, lending options and business planning, with plenty of chance to talk one-on-one with local providers. 

Free. Register at 828.278.9332.

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