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Food Preservation Made Easy!

Learn to preserve your own food using the most recent evidence-based information to assure a safe, quality product for …

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How Can I Donate Food?

If you’re interested in helping those in need with meat and produce from the farm, the information below has …

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Farmer Resources in COVID-19

Farmer Resources COVID-19 NEW Produce Availability Service To Growers The North Carolina Department of Agriculture is aware that farmers have seen …

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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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Hurricane Preparedness

The key to surviving a hurricane is preparation. This factsheet takes you through the thought …

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Creating a Crop Maze With GPS

This publication explains how to create a crop maze with GPS (global positioning system).

6 days ago

Conserving Working Lands: A Land Legacy Workbook with Tools and Resources to Guide Your Conservation Planning Journey

Your land is valuable to you and your family. Protection and successful transition begins with …

7/8/20

Designing Rain Gardens (Bio-Retention Areas)

This publication reviews bio-retention use, specifically the use of rain gardens, and describes design criteria.

6/23/20Urban Waterways
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Collard Greens

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

6/22/20Grow It, Eat It
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Community Backyard Composting Programs Can Reduce Waste and Save Money

This publication describes how communities can develop and implement backyard composting programs that reduce the …

6/9/20

Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities Through Gardens

Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more …

6/4/20

NC State Extension Master Gardener Program Guidelines

This publication provides guidelines for the NC State Extension Master Gardener program, including how to …

6/1/20