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How Do I Blanch Vegetables?

Q: How do I blanch vegetables? A: Blanching (scalding vegetables in boiling water or steam for a short time) is …

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Homemade Hand Sanitizer

The big topic of discussion at this time is COVID-19. We live in an age of technology and a …

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Backyard Gardening in WNC 

Western North Carolina is a wonderful place to garden. Almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be grown …

Fresh Food and Factsheets

Extension and YMCA Mobile Market

Madison County Cooperative Extension is passing out gardening and safe food handling fact sheets during the YMCA Mobile Markets. …

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Fencing 101

Fencing 101 I get asked a fair amount of fencing questions such as: Who can I contact to install a …

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February Is American Heart Month 

Running around trying to impress your Valentine is definitely one way to get the blood pumping. Embracing a heart-healthy …

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General Pruning Techniques

This third in a series on pruning offers general tips on pruning most landscape plants.

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Coastal Hazards and Tourism: Exploring Outer Banks Visitors’ Responses to Storm-Related Impacts

This publication discusses the impacts of coastal hazards on the tourism industry of North Carolina's …

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Communities Thrive on Trees

This brochure describes the economic, environmental and health benefits that urban trees provide to a …

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Tools to Make the Cut

This second in a series on pruning offers tips on selecting the right tool for …

1 week agoPruning Trees & Shrubs
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Before the Cut

This first of four publications in the Pruning Trees & Shrubs series introduces basic pruning …

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Who Is Responsible for the Trees? A Citizen Guide to Trees in the Community

This publication provides guidance on who is responsible for the maintenance and care of public …

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Asparagus

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

2 weeks agoGrow It, Eat It

Maximizing the Durability of Athletic Fields

Durable athletic fields begin with sound construction and careful planning. Good management practices can increase …

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