Big Dreams, Small Farms – Small Fruits Workshop

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Date:  Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Time:  9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Morning Session:  9 a.m.–noon, N.C. Cooperative Extension, Alexander County Center, 151 West Main Street, Taylorsville, NC 28681

Afternoon Session:  1–3 p.m. Campbell’s U-Pick Blueberry Farm, 27 Tracy Bolick Lane, Hickory NC 28601

This in-class and on-farm session will entail a discussion of soils, site prep, planting,
trellis, spacing, pruning, insect and disease control, harvesting, budgeting, marketing, and other cultural aspects of small fruits. The three main small fruits to be discussed in detail are strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries.

The afternoon will wind up with an on-farm session touring a very well established 5-acre blueberry farm. Here we will see different varieties and different age bushes and what it takes to grow them successfully. Tracy and Holly Campbell will be our hosts for the afternoon.

Registration is required: Register online or contact Julie Campbell at or 828-632-4451. (Cost of Workshop $25 – includes lunch and workshop materials)

If you have a disability or desire for any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Alexander County at 828-632-4451 during business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at least two weeks before the event to request accommodations.