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Backyard Composting Basics

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

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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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Marion East Clean Up Day

N.C. Cooperative Extension’s Keep McDowell Beautiful program will be supporting the Marion East Community Forum to host a clean-up …

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Lake James Clean Up 2021

Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Black Bear Boat Launch from 8 a.m. until noon. N.C. Cooperative Extension-McDowell County Center’s Keep …

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Help Feed Hungry People in McDowell

In conjunction with N.C. A&T State University’s Small Farms Week, McDowell County along with other County Centers across the …

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4-H Enrollment Time Is Upon Us

Hey All, NC 4-H has upgraded our online 4-H enrollment system with 4-H Online 2.0. Below is instructions on how …

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Composting for Families Webinar

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

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McDowell 4-H Shooting Sports

North Carolina Wildlife has given us the greenlight to hold a “virtual” wildlife tournament for 2021. We will practice …

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2020 4-H Project Books

Although 2020 was not a normal 4-H year, 4-H’ers still were able to complete great 4-H projects throughout the …

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Maintain, Don't Gain This Holiday Season

The Eat Smart, Move More Holiday Challenge is underway! Rather than focusing on trying to lose weight, this FREE seven-week challenge provides …

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Growing Food

This publication, chapter 9 of Collard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food …


Grapes and Berries for the Garden

This guide provides home gardeners with instructions for growing strawberries, blueberries, brambles (blackberries and raspberries), …

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Social Relationships Between Wineries and Local Communities: Perspectives of North Carolinians from the Piedmont

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