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Health & Nutrition

Extension offers a wealth of educational programs that address public health issues, improve economic well-being, and help people make healthier, better-informed decisions. Programs range from local foods, food safety, and food preservation to gardening and environmental efforts.

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Onslow County Farm to Fork 2018

The Onslow County Cooperative Extension and Onslow County Farm Bureau are hosting their annual Farm to Fork lunch. We …

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Plants Do That . . . Inside

“When plants are around, students are just smarter and pay more attention,” says Dr. Charles Hall, Ellison Chair, Texas A&M. This information …

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Pruning Crape Myrtles 

Late winter (February to March) is a good time to prune many trees and shrubs in eastern North Carolina …

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January Tips and Tasks

Lawns Don’t apply fertilizers to dormant lawns. Apply lime only if indicated by soil test results. Centipede naturally likes a lower …

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Discovery Garden Update

The Master Gardener Volunteers have been busy working on finalizing landscape plans for the various parts of the Discovery …

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Tips for Picking Strawberries

Call before you go. Strawberry availability may be affected by the weather and the number of people picking. Go …

February Tips and Tasks

Prune back ornamental grasses and ground covers in early February before new growth starts. Add mulch to beds if …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Ginseng Disease Control - Phytophthora and Alternaria

Phytophthora leaf blight and root rot is a devastating disease which causes a leaf blight …

Sources of Goldenseal Seeds, Plants or Roots

This publication offers a list of companies and nurseries that carry goldenseal seeds or plants …

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Direct to Food Bank and Food Pantry Donations

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses food donations given …

5/2/18Local Foods
Hunters donate venison.

Venison Donation Programs

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses venison donation programs …

4/18/18Local Foods
4-H students hold chickens.

4-H Chicken Donation: Embryology to Harvesting

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses 4-H projects that …

4/18/18Local Foods

Home Composting with Earthworms

Worms can turn food scraps into a soil amendment called vermicompost — worm castings — …

4/9/18
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Barriers and Strategies to Connecting Urban Audiences to Wildlife and Nature: Results from a Multi-Method Research Project

This publication summarizes the findings of a research project aimed at understanding urban audiences, identifying …

2/28/18

Appendix H. Community Gardening Resources

This appendix is part of the Extension Gardener Handbook and gives users to the tools …

2/14/18