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Reduce Food Waste in 2022

With the start of a new year, many of us make resolutions or set goals to try and change …

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Eating Healthy in the New Year

If you make goals for the New Year, think about adding eating healthy and cooking more this year. Here …

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Get Started Composting

Composting is harnessing the power of nature to recycle your organic waste at home. More than 25% of the …

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Safe Holiday Food Gifts

Many of us are looking for new ideas for gifts this holiday season or we may give gifts of …

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McDowell Share the Warmth

We are once again partnering with MATCH (McDowell Access To Care and Health to host a coat drive for …

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Cold Weather Blues?

Has the cooler weather put a stop to your outside play with the kids? Are you trying to get …

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4-H Wants You

Do you have a couple of extra hours a month to volunteer? Are you interested in sharing your knowledge …

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Coping With Drought

Quick Tips: Plants response to short-term drought: wilting, marginal leaf scorch (browning along edges), and loss of some foliage. Plants …

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McDowell Moves!

N.C. Cooperative Extension wants people to move. It’s good for your physical and mental health. McDowell Moves 2021 is …

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Tractor Supply 4-H Clover Campaign

Since 2010, Tractor Supply has partnered with 4‑H to help create Opportunity4All and raise more than $14 million through …

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Eat Better, Eat Together Month

Let’s celebrate Eat Better, Eat Together Month for October. There are so many activities in the evenings that pull …

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