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McDowell LFAC Wants You at the Table

You are invited to attend the McDowell Local Food Advisory Council (LFAC) Community Meeting to celebrate the dedication of the …

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Summer Thrive With McDowell 4-H

Summer Thrive is a program that provides fun, outdoor activities for families at the Marion Community Park each Saturday …

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2023 McDowell 4-H Summer Discovery

Our 2023 Summer Discovery program is now finalized! Each summer McDowell 4-H invites youth to participate in our summer …

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Eat Local, McDowell!

With the COVID-19 Pandemic, the importance of a local food system was highlighted both for the food secure and …

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4-H Chick Sale

Each year, McDowell 4-H works with 2nd grade classrooms in McDowell County to offer 4-H Embryology Project for school …

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4-H Livestock Club Meeting

Join us at 6 p.m. on May 4, 2023, at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of McDowell County office located at …

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Annual Spring Fling Plant Sale

The Master Gardeners of McDowell County will hold their 3rd Annual Spring Fling Plant Sale on Saturday, April 22 …

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Small Farms Week Annual Food Drive

Our office is collecting non-perishable food items, but not just any non-perishable foods. The Foothills Food Hub through different …

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Marion East Clean Up Day

The N.C. Cooperative Extension-McDowell County Center’s “Keep McDowell Beautiful” program will be partnering with the Marion East Community Forum …

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Seed Share at the Marion Library

The Master Gardener℠ Volunteers of McDowell County along with many citizens who are passionate about seed saving and sharing …

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Protecting Water Supply Springs

This factsheet provides information on spring development, protection and disinfection, and water testing.

A Gardener's Guide to Fertilizing Trees and Shrubs

This publication provides basic information on the nutrient needs of trees and shrubs, types of …

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Growing Fruit Trees in Childcare Center Gardens

Early childhood educators can easily engage children in growing, harvesting, and preparing tree fruits that …

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Introducing Children to Insects in Childcare Center Gardens

This factsheet is a guide to introducing children to common garden insects in an early …

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Precision Agriculture Technology: How to Become a Commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Pilot

This publication discusses flying unmanned aerial vehicles (drones, model aircraft) for commercial purposes. You'll learn …

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Jumping Worms

This factsheet covers the description, biology, and management of the jumping earthworm, a common pest …

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Market Gardens For Small Farms in North Carolina

This guide provides an overview of market gardens for small and beginning farmers in North …

Situational Analysis / Needs Assessment for Effective Community Engagement: A Guidebook for Extension Professionals

This publication focuses on the importance of needs assessments to address community needs and create …

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