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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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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, …

Cover photo for Lake James Clean Up 2018

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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Movement of nitrogen through a swine farm using a lagoon-sprayfield manure management system.

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