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Corn Trials in Caldwell County

The United States Department of Agriculture published its first corn yield estimate in 1866. The corn yield was 26 …

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Local Food- for Sale All Winter!

While it’s colder outside and our gardens have gotten sleepy or been put “to bed”, many local farmers still …

Lemon Balm Harvest

Medicinal Plants and Herbs

One of the fun parts of working with North Carolina Cooperative Extension is getting to learn about different enterprises …

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Governor’s Volunteer Service Award

(Lenoir, NC) – Nominations are being accepted in Caldwell County for the 2018 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. This volunteer award …

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Fun at Anita Alta

Up in the mountains of western Caldwell County there is land that was once owned by Daniel Boone’s brother …

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Horticulture Scholarships Offered

The Caldwell County Nurserymen Association is offering scholarships to college students. Three $500 scholarships will be awarded to students …

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Caring for Tomatoes

Tomatoes are the most popular summer vegetable grown in gardens. Whether your tomatoes are in the ground or still …

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Protecting Water Supply Springs

This factsheet provides information on spring development, protection and disinfection, and water testing.

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Producing Tree Fruit for Home Use

This publication explains how to plant and take care of fruit trees in the home …

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Local Food Systems: Clarifying Current Research

This publication discusses the environmental, economic, health, and community benefits that local food systems provide …

11/14/18Local Foods
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Butterflies in Your Backyard

You can attract the many butterflies found throughout North Carolina to your backyard by following …

11/12/18Urban Wildlife

Choosing a Pump for Rainwater Harvesting

A pump for the cistern or tank of a water-harvesting system can increase the system's …

11/5/18Urban Waterways

Bioretention Performance, Design, Construction, and Maintenance

This guide provides a review of recent bioretention research and its impact on design, construction, …

11/5/18Urban Waterways
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Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases

This publication will help you identify the several species of ticks found in North Carolina …

When the Power Is Out - When to Save Refrigerated Food and When to Throw It Out

This factsheet offers information on which refrigerated foods to discard when the power is out …

10/10/18Disaster Recovery