Brown Bag Learning Lunches continue at ag center

Published 5:03 pm Monday, March 11, 2013

After the success of the Brown Bag Learning Lunches focused on Tips for Selling Timber and For-Profit Firewood, the Mill Spring Ag Center announces two upcoming Brown Bag Learning Lunches.

On Wednesday, March 13 from noon to 1 p.m., learn about landscaping with native trees. Native trees are often undervalued for landscaping purposes, but they can provide beauty, wildlife value and drought tolerance for your yard.

Learn about native trees for your yard from Polk County Forest Ranger Brian Rogers and special guest Eric Meuke, a Western North Carolina urban forestry specialist out of Morganton.

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On Thursday, March 21 from noon-1 p.m., AmeriCorps member Laura Brookshire will lead a learning lunch on farmland preservation programs in Polk County. Farmland preservation programs are vital to maintaining the rural characteristics and beautiful agricultural land of Polk County for the present and future generations.

Learn about the benefits and incentives for enrolling in one of Polk’s programs and what you need in order to qualify. Both Brown Bag Learning Lunches are free and held at the Mill Spring Ag Center.

You are welcome to bring your lunch to eat while you learn.

Contact Laura Brrokshire at 828-894-2281 or at to pre-register.

– article submitted by Laura Brookshire