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Southeastern Vegetable Crop Handbook

Everything you need to know to successfully grow vegetables in the Southeast including: varieties, planting dates, fertilizer recommendations, cover …

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Introduction to Plant Identification

The Path to Successful Gardening Six Week Course taught by Bryce Lane NCSU Professor & Lecturer Emeritus, Dept. of Horticultural Science Location JC Raulston …

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2015 Native Plant Conference

Scholarships are available for student/ beginning professional/ K-12 educators to attend the 2015 Cullowhee Native Plant Conference, July 15-18, …

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Asparagus - Grow It, Eat It!

Versatile asparagus is a nutritional powerhouse that pairs well with fish, beef, shrimp, veal, chicken, and pasta, but is …

What's at the Market - May

There are lots of things to be excited about, and fresh produce is definitely one of them! The month of …

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Safe Shopping at the Market

‘Tis the season for fresh fruits and veggies! Spring has arrived and with it, the opening of our local farmer’s …

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Support Native Pollinators

Identify Native Bees Attract them to you backyard Learn to build a bee house Elsa Youngsteadt’s Top 5 reasons to garden for native …

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