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Stay Active This Winter

Winter 2019 has had us shivering and shaking, and the cold temperatures may have kept us indoors more than …

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2019 4-H Small Fruit Sale

Henderson County 4-H is selling strawberry, blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, and asparagus plants to support programs and awards for youth. Plants …

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Quilt Block a Month Classes

Beginning January 5th, we will be hosting a Quilt Block of the Month as part of the Adult Sewing …

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Recycle Your Christmas Lights!

The holidays are upon us again and as you begin to decorate you will inevitably come across a strand …

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4-H Sewing and Cooking Classes

Sewing, cooking, and nutrition classes are being planned for kids! Information about the classes will be posted on the …

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Food Preservation Workshops

Learn how to preserve your garden bounty! Learn to can, pickle, dry, and freeze, as well as jams and …

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Selection and Care of Christmas Trees

This factsheet covers selecting the right Christmas tree for your needs, as well as caring …

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Balled and burlapped Fraser fir and white pine trees.

Selection and Care of Living Christmas Trees

One of the more enjoyable Christmas traditions is to replant a living Christmas tree into …

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trimming local green beans

Best Practices for Utilizing Local Food in Nutrition Education and Cooking Classes

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Figure 1. Cool-season vegetables can tolerate colder temperature

Central North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

In central North Carolina almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be grown successfully …

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Nitrate in Drinking Water

This factsheet explains the problems related to nitrate in drinking water and how to prevent …

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Figure 1. Adult fungus gnat.

Fungus Gnats Indoors

This Entomology Insect Note provides information on the identification and control of fungus gnats in …

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Master Gardener Volunteers and Community / Home Gardens

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses using community and …

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Figure 1a. Termites have no waist; ants have a narrow waist.

A Guide to House-Invading Ants and Their Control

Ants are probably the most common insect pests that invade our homes and become an …

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