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Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers

Since 1979, North Carolina Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers (EMGVs) have been leaders in this internationally acclaimed program, guiding homeowners in making environmentally sound decisions in their landscapes. Trained by North Carolina State University faculty and staff, EMGVs provide research-based information about gardening and environmental stewardship to individuals and communities across the state. EMGVs engage the community through education and outreach on a wide variety of subjects and through a broad spectrum of projects, all designed to maximize their impact.

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Lake James Clean Up October 3, 2020

What: Lake James Clean Up 2020 When: Saturday 10/3/2020 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: Hidden Cove Boat Launch 3657 NC-126, Nebo, …

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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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Monitor False Oleander Scales

False oleander scale, Pseudaulacaspis cockerelli, is a tropical and subtropical pest originally from China. False oleander scale is common throughout …

Imported will leaf beetle on willow. Photo: SD Frank

Imported Willow Leaf Beetles

Imported willow leaf beetle (Plagiodera versicolor) are common on willows in landscapes and natural areas. Most of year adults and …

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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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You Can Grow Your Own Food!

N.C. Cooperative Extension has the resources and know-how to increase your knowledge and skills in growing your own food. …

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Vegetable Gardening 101

Many people are looking to meet their food needs with their own vegetable garden. For some, our parents did …