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Scavenger Hunt for Trees

Would you like to explore McDowell County and see some really Amazing Trees? Do you love the outdoors and …

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It's Tomato Time

Fresh local tomatoes are available in North Carolina from July to October. There are many different varieties of tomatoes …

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Kids in the Kitchen Summer Program

Join us July 13–17, 2020, for this summer’s edition of Kids in the Kitchen. Participants will use household ingredients …

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Home Composting Video Series

This video series is meant to be a fun way of sharing information on home composting with families looking …

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Recipes From the Pantry

It can be so stressful to create healthy snacks. Chips, cookies, and other snacks are prepackaged and are much …

Recent Publications related to Home & Family

Tips on Dealing with Stress

This publication offers tips on dealing with stress.

Expressing Feelings

Expressing feelings can lead to improved interpersonal relationships.

Toilet Learning

This publication describes how to recognize a child's readiness for toilet learning and how parents …

8/26/20

Myths and Facts About the National Flood Insurance Program

This publication clears up misconceptions about federal flood insurance and the National Flood Insurance Program.

Your Water Supply: Well Construction and Protection

This guide describes common types of well construction in North Carolina and offers advice for …

8/14/20

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

This guide lists the problems that can arise in making sweet gherkin pickles and describes …

8/13/20For Safety's Sake

Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

8/13/20For Safety's Sake

Keeping Food Safe to Eat at Home

Foodborne illness is nearly 100 percent preventable if food is handled safely from the time it …

8/13/20