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The Caldwell County Center Local Foods contact is Eli Snyder.

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Pastured Poultry Workshop

Part of Big Dreams, Small Farms Foothills 2019 Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Meet at: N.C. Cooperative Extension, …


Growing PawPaws Class

Monday, March 11, 2019-5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. N.C. Cooperative Extension, Caldwell County Center Room 2, 120 Hospital Ave, NE Suite 1 Lenoir, NC …

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Spring Gardening Classes 2019 Announced

Announcing : Spring Gardening Series 2019! From firewise landscape principles for the home to growing pawpaw trees, this spring’s gardening …

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How to Create a Container Garden for Edibles in the North Carolina Piedmont

In this publication you will find ideas to get you started growing your own edibles. …

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Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry

Maintaining good sanitation throughout production and handling of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries is important. …

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Farm to Early Care and Education Local Food Purchasing Guide

There are many different ways to buy local food, and this guide provides information that …

3/27/19Local Foods
Figure 1. Farm to University pathways.

Farm to University: Guide for Extension Agents

This guide provides information to Extension educators on Farm to University programming so farmers can …

3/18/19Local Foods

Using Plastic Mulches and Drip Irrigation for Home Vegetable Gardens

Muskmelons, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash, eggplant, watermelons, and okra are vegetable crops that have shown …

How to Organize a Community Garden

This publication covers the keys to a successful community garden of individual plots including forming …


Care and Planting of Ginseng Seed and Roots

This factsheet covers propagating (by seed and by transplant) ginseng, which requires a period of …

Modifying Soil for Plant Growth around Your Home

This publication addresses the two major soil problems found on residential properties and how to …