The Fearrington House at Fearrington Village will hold a series of wine-pairing dinners, beginning on August 7 at 7 p.m.
The first dinner will feature wines from the Grgich Hills Estate in Napa Valley. The family-owned winery organically and biodynamically farms 366 acres and was founded in 1977.
The dinner will be hosted by Violet Grgich and costs $150 per person.
For more information, visit www.fearrington.com.
Fall garden class
The Center for Environmental Farming Systems will host a Seasons of Sustainable Agriculture Workshop on planting a fall garden from 6-8 p.m. on August 1.
The backyard organic gardening workshop will be held at the center in Goldsboro and will be led by Ken Fager of N.C. State University and Steve Moore of N.C. A&T University. The workshop is free and will cover garden planning, seed sources, disease management principles, insects, seeding, transplants, fertility and an introduction to biointensive gardening.
For more information, contact CEFS at (919) 513-0954 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration forms are available at www.cefs.ncsu.edu/calendar.htm.
Organic grain class
The Center for Environmental Farming Systems will hold a workshop on organic grains in northeastern North Carolina from 6-7:45 p.m. on August 2.
Chris Reberg-Horton and Molly Hamilton of N.C. State University will lead the workshop, which will be held at Looking Back Farm on Chinquapin Road in Tyner. Participants will visit organic corn and soybean fields and will learn about field management. In addition, participants will view weed cultivation equipment and learn about fertility amendments allowed on organic farms.
For more information, contact CEFS at (919) 513-0954 or email@example.com. Registration forms are available at www.cefs.ncsu.edu/calendar.htm. Cost is $8 for Friends of CEFS members and $10 for non-members.
Boone-area farm tour
The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association is sponsoring a high-country farm tour on August 4-5.
The tour will visit 14 farms around the Boone area from 1-6 p.m. both days. Cost is $25 per car, $20 in advance, for all of the farms, or $10 per car per farm. Tickets may be purchased online or at the first farm visited.
For more information or to purchase a ticket, visit www.carolinafarmstewards.org or call Peggy at (919) 542-2402.