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Old Fort litter pickup day

Old Fort Litter Pick Up Day Round 2

N.C. Cooperative Extension-McDowell County Center’s Keep McDowell Beautiful program will be partnering with Camp Grier, Old Fort Ride House, …

McDowell County 4-H Summer Discovery image

4-H Summer Discovery

We are putting the finishing touches on our 2021 4-H Summer Discovery Program. We will post our activities and …

Trail market for Fonta Flora on Point Lookout Trail

Community Health Assessment Survey

Every 3 years, the Foothills Health District compiles comprehensive data (Community Health Assessment) that helps the local Health Department …

Strawberry Sauce

National Strawberry Month

May is known as National Strawberry Month. Strawberries are grown year-round, but the peak season is April through July. …

Old fort litter pick up day

Old Fort Clean Up Fills a Dump Truck

N.C. Cooperative Extension-McDowell County Center’s Keep McDowell Beautiful program partnered with Camp Grier, Old Fort Ride House, Kitsbow, Hillman …

4-H Clover

McDowell 2021 4-H Scholarship

Attention seniors!!! McDowell County 4-H’s College Scholarship is now open. If you are a graduating senior that has been …

4-H Clover

4-H Summer Camp 2021

We are planning to attend Betsy Jeff-Penn 4-H Camp in Reidsville, North Carolina from June 20–25. Spots are available …

Cover photo for Old Fort Litter Pick Up Day

Old Fort Litter Pick Up Day

N.C. Cooperative Extension-McDowell County Center’s Keep McDowell Beautiful program will be partnering with Camp Grier, Old Fort Ride House, …

what to compost

Backyard Composting Basics

Composting is harnessing the power of nature to recycle your organic waste at home. Would you believe me if …

Cover photo for March Is Living Well Month

March Is Living Well Month

National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences declares March Living Well month. During this month Family and Consumer Science (FCS) …

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Water Quality and Professional Turfgrass Managers

Although groundwater and surface waters are rarely polluted by turfgrass pesticides, turf managers should consider …

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 …

4/14/21

Threshold Legal Issues Concerning Solar Development Opportunities

This factsheet covers several factors to consider when leasing farmland for solar farm purposes. Property …

4/5/21
Figure 1. Sample lawn care contract.

Tips on Writing Turf Contracts and Landscape Specifications

Maintenance contracts for turfgrass areas should be written to provide security for all parties involved. …

4/2/21

Tall Fescue & Kentucky Bluegrass Athletic Field Maintenance Calendar

This calendar of suggested management practices is designed to assist you in the seasonal care …

4/2/21
Preparing the land.

Site Preparation

This publication, chapter 5 of Collard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food …

3/31/21
Figure 1. Boundaries between North Carolina regions.

Selecting and Managing Lawn Grasses for Shade

Turfgrass, trees, and shrubs are desired in most landscapes because they are attractive and useful. …

3/10/21
Basic hive equipment.

How to Become a Beekeeper in North Carolina

Beekeeping is a very enjoyable and rewarding pastime that is relatively inexpensive to get started. …

2/26/21