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The Henderson County Center Local Foods contact is Karen Blaedow.

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Food Preservation Series 2022

Spring is here with all of its bountiful garden goodies! If you would like to keep those yummy springtime …

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National Sandwich Day

One of the questions I often ask when getting to know someone is, “what meal would you pick if …

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National American Beer Day

The history of beer is inextricably linked to the history of civilization. It has even been theorized that the …

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Saving Gourd and Pumpkin Seeds!

Gourds and pumpkins used for fall décor contain seeds that can be collected and planted in your garden next …

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Building Local Food Economies: A Guide for Governments

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Present Use Value: Transferring Property Enrolled in Present Use Value Property Taxation

This publication provides an overview of the Present-Use Value (PUV) property tax program in North …

Figure 1. Farm locations of study participants.

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

3/23/22

Lease Considerations for Landowners and Farmers

This publication covers the basics of leasing land for farming operations, from both a landowner …

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21. Youth, Community, and Therapeutic Gardening

This Youth, Community, and Therapeutic Gardening Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook helps volunteers understand …

2/1/22
Triclopyr spray drift on rose one day after treatment.

Synthetic Auxins

This factsheet describes the symptoms of a synthetic auxin (SA) herbicide injury.

Pole Bean Production

Pole beans are grown commercially in the mountain counties and, on a limited scale, in …