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Organic Gardening

Ask any gardener what they consider to be organic gardening, and you’ll hear a variety of answers. If you …

The Benefits of Being a Locavore

Are you a locavore? The Merriam Webster dictionary defines a locavore as someone who eats foods grown locally whenever possible. There …

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Growing Great Gardens Workshop

Interested in growing your own food? Come learn how to start a vegetable garden at home and enjoy fresh …

Starting Transplants at Home

Starting vegetable transplants at home offers many advantages. You can control the growth of seedlings, so you don’t end …

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Extension Gardener Spring Newsletter

The Extension Gardener newsletter is written by horticultural experts with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. Each issue provides timely …

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If I Had to Choose

To say that growing quality fruit in our area is challenging is an understatement. Apples get rust diseases. Pears …

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Pruning Grapevines

One of the most common questions I get at this time of year is about when and how to …

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Precision Seeding for Vegetable Crops

Precision seeding is defined as the placing of desired numbers of seeds at a precise …

Tomatoes for Processing in Eastern North Carolina

The per-capita consumption of processed tomatoes has increased steadily in recent years. This has been …

Bulb Onions

The onion is a cool season crop that will withstand moderate freezes. It may be …

How to Sell Pastured Meat Products to Grocery Stores via Direct Store Delivery

This publication guides small- and medium-scale pastured meat producers in North Carolina through the steps …

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Adding Value to Local Food

This publication introduces producers to general principles for successfully creating new value-added products and where …

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NC State Local Grass-Fed Beef Production Guidelines

This publication provides production protocol guidelines developed by North Carolina State University and Amazing Grazing …

NC State Local Pasture-Raised and Pasture-Finished Beef Production Guidelines

This publication provides production protocol guidelines developed by North Carolina State University and Amazing Grazing …

NC State Local Finished Beef Production Guidelines

This publication provides production protocol guidelines developed by North Carolina State University and Amazing Grazing …