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Composting

Turn yard waste, kitchen scraps, and other organic matter into a wonderful soil amendment or mulch. Composting Portal Composting Chapter of …

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Vermicomposting

Earthworms convert organic matter (including food scraps, paper, animal manure, and yard trimmings) into a valuable soil amendment 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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2019 Agriculture Awareness Field Day

On October 8 and 9 the N.C. Cooperative Extension, McDowell County Center and McDowell Agricultural Youth Foundation hosted their …

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2019 Lake James Clean Up

N.C. Cooperative Extension-McDowell County Center Keep McDowell Beautiful program will be coordinating the annual Lake James clean up on Saturday, …

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Marion East Walkabout & Clean Up

Who: Marion East Neighbors What: Neighbors inviting neighbors to visit the forum meetings & picking up litter When: Saturday, November 17, …

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Lake James Clean Up 2018

The N.C. Cooperative Extension’s Keep McDowell Beautiful program will be coordinating the annual Lake James Clean Up on Saturday …

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