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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 …

summer vegetables in a basket

Eat Local, McDowell!

I can see it. There is light at the end of the tunnel. Last year, at this time, grocery …

raised bed with young vegetable transplants

Time to Dig in the Dirt

The sun is shining. Warm temperatures are back with us. The ground is ready for planting. Yes, the first …

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Get Outside and Explore!

Springtime is a great time to get outside and move more. Take advantage of the beautiful, cool sunshine days …

Healthy food

Reading Nutrition Facts Labels

March is National Nutrition Month, an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During this month, …

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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) …

jar of peanut butter

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 …

EFNEP Educator

Get Cooking With EFNEP!

Are you looking for easy, quick, healthy recipes for your family? How about nutritious snacks for the kids? Would …

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2021 New Year's Resolutions

The top resolutions for each year are almost always the same, every New Year. People want to lose weight, …

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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 …

Recent Publications related to Home & Family

Notas sobre el cultivo de arándanos en Carolina del Norte

pH bajo. Tierra ácida con un pH de 5.0 o menos para arándanos altos (Vaccinium …

Figure 1. Silverfish.

Silverfish and Firebrats

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology, behavior and management of silverfish infestations.

3 weeks agoHousehold Pests
Figure 1. Booklouse.

Booklice

This Entomology Insect Note contains information about booklice, a small household pest that feeds on …

3 weeks agoHousehold Pests
Figure 1. Earwigs.

Earwigs

This Entomology Insect Note offers information on how to identify and control earwigs in the …

3 weeks agoHousehold Pests
Figure 1. Springtail.

Springtails

This Entomology Insect Note discusses the life cycle, habits, and control of springtails in the …

3 weeks agoHousehold Pests
Figure 1. Camel cricket.

Camel Crickets

This Entomology Insect Note describes how to control camel crickets if they become an indoor …

3 weeks agoHousehold Pests
Drain fly adult

Drain Flies

This Entomology Insect Note describes how to identify and control drain flies, a common nuisance …

3 weeks agoHousehold Pests
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 …

3 weeks agoHousehold Pests