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8th Grade Agriculture Tours 2021

N.C. Cooperative Extension in Henderson County collaborated with local farms and higher education to provide field trips for public …

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It’s Time for Garlic!

Article written by Erik Jul, Master Gardener℠ Volunteer in Henderson County Garlic (Allium sativum) is a tasty and healthful addition to …

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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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Seed Saving

One of the enjoyable and important activities I do each year at this time is collecting seeds. There are …

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Farm City Day October 2, 2021

The 2021 Farm City Day event, started in 1955, is scheduled for Saturday, October 2, is located at Jackson …

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2022 Holly Spring Farm Field Day

Please join us for a Direct Market Farming Workshop on Monday, September 12, 2022, at Holly Spring Farm, 1378 Turnpike …

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Wasps at Porch Lights

In recent weeks we’ve been getting a lot of messages regarding large wasps coming to porch lights. In all …

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