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Local Foods

The Henderson County Center Local Foods contact is Karen Blaedow.

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Budding Cooks

Budding Cooks is a virtual, four-week, beginner’s food preparation program that will be presented via Zoom, beginning July 20, 2021. …

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Winter Grape Chores

Winter Vineyard Chores Checklist The dormant season is a great time to take care of a number of vineyard chores. …

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Caneberry Winter Pruning

Winter Pruning All blackberries and raspberries must be pruned and trained. Annual pruning helps keep the plants manageable, healthy, and …

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This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

Figure 1. Farm locations of study participants.

North Carolina Women’s Success in Agritourism: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

This publication presents the results of interviews with women in agritourism across North Carolina. It …

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Sheep and Goat Production for Small Farms in North Carolina

This guide provides an overview of sheep and goat production for small and beginning farmers …

Pastured Poultry For Small Farms in North Carolina

This guide provides an overview of pastured poultry production for small and beginning farmers in …

Pastured Pork For Small Farms in North Carolina

This guide provides an overview of pastured pork production for small and beginning farmers in …

Market Gardens For Small Farms in North Carolina

This guide provides an overview of market gardens for small and beginning farmers in North …

Fig Culture in North Carolina

The fig is native to the Mediterranean Basin. You may already be familiar with some …

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Backyard composting bin

What CAN Be Composted?

List of items that can and cannot be composted at home.

6/17/21