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"Firewise" Your Landscape

Western NC has been in the national news about wildfires. There have been two recent wildfires in Caldwell County. …

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Grow Your Own Asparagus

Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) is a unique crop. It grows unlike any other vegetable you may have in your garden. …

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Autumn-Inspired Treats

Fall is such an invigorating season, offering fun festivals and gatherings, along with vivid colors and flavors. Now’s the …

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Coping With Drought

Quick Tips: Plants response to short-term drought: wilting, marginal leaf scorch (browning along edges), and loss of some foliage. Plants …

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Turn Veggies into Pancakes

Gazing in the fridge, I’ve gotta admit the veggies “that need to be eaten” sometimes just don’t seem that …

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Learn More About Gardening!

Would you like to learn more about Gardening? Unity Park and Community Gardens and the Master Gardener℠ volunteers of …

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Wasps at Porch Lights

In recent weeks we’ve been getting a lot of messages regarding large wasps coming to porch lights. In all …

Participants at Caldwell County 4-H’s “Egg-Cellent Poultry” camp pose after an egg and spoon race. In addition to learning about poultry and food science, games were a highlight for youth and teen leaders who attended the program in July 2021.

Youth Learn about Eggs, Poultry

What is “egg-cellent” about poultry? Youth who participated in a two-day 4-H camp all about poultry during July can …

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Energize With Pasta

Spaghetti with meat sauce and garlic bread is a traditional family favorite. Simple, inexpensive and accepted by all. And …

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