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Summer Squash

Summer Squash! Yellow squash and zucchini are one of the first signs of summer bounty, and in our area, you …

Micro-Greens

The Mystery of Micro-Greens According to food trends, listed by Insider Markets, the micro-green trend is increasing with time. Growing …

Stir It Up

Stir It Up- Baking Series Camp!

Another exciting cooking camp coming in August! Join us via Zoom to stir up some yummy goodies! Each session will …

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Let Me Cook - Cooking Camp!

Check out cooking summer camp for July – it’s right around the corner! Are you tired of the same old …

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Backyard Composting

Instead of disposing of yard trimmings and kitchen scraps, you can compost them in your own backyard. Composting is an …

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Locally Delicious - October

Thursday, October 22, 2020 10–11 a.m. Please contact Velvet Tyndall or Kelly Tyndall at 252-527-2191 for more information and a pre-registration …

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NC Tree Identification

Trees of North Carolina A Free, On-Line Plant Identification tool Featuring native and naturalized trees of North Carolina. Includes images of bark, twigs, …

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How to Manage a Successful Bee Hotel

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Screening Sesame for Resistance to Multiple Root-Knot Nematode Species

This publication discusses the results of greenhouse trials that screened seven sesame varieties for resistance …

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This publication provides information to help farms make decisions about raising prices on meat products …

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14. Small Fruits

This small fruits chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook reviews selection, planting, and maintenance of …

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