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Moving in the Mountains

If you are interested in being more active, N.C. Cooperative Extension of Swain County has several opportunities for you. Keep …

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Sweetie Pie Recipe Challenge

For the love of pie, get your recipes out and rise to the Sweetie Pies Recipe Challenge. We are …

Senior Adult Activity Kits

Senior Adult Activity Kits

Looking for more ideas and enjoyable ways to spend your free time? Just as physical activity is important to keep …

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Residential Ventilation

The CDC provides recommendations on improving ventilation in your home in order to reduce exposure to COVID-19. The most …

Spring into Fitness Challenge

Spring into Fitness Challenge

Why sign-up for the Spring into Fitness challenge? It gives a purpose to being more active and helps to …

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Retro Baking From 1955

Let’s take a trip back in time and look at what was being whipped up in the kitchen and …

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Homeowner’s Guide to Managing Diseases Using Fungicides, Bactericides, and Alternative Products

This publication provides homeowners with recommended chemical control options to use in combination with an …

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Figure 1. A conventional septic system.

Septic Systems and Their Maintenance

This factsheet tells homeowners how to recognize and prevent problems with home septic systems. How …

3/10/21SoilFacts
Septic system layout.

Septic System Owner's Guide

If you use a septic system or if you are buying a home with a …

3/10/21SoilFacts
Figure 1. Adult fungus gnat.

Fungus Gnats Indoors

This Entomology Insect Note provides information on the identification and control of fungus gnats in …

2/25/21Household Pests
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Rainwater Harvesting: Guidance for Homeowners

A rainwater harvesting system captures stormwater runoff, often from a rooftop, and stores the water …

2/24/21Urban Waterways
Figure 1. Mosquito life cycle.

Mosquito Control Around Homes and in Communities

This Entomology Insect Note addresses mosquito biology and how to control mosquitoes around homes and …

Keeping Food Safe to Eat at Home

Foodborne illness is nearly 100 percent preventable if food is handled safely from the time it …

11/11/20

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

This guide lists the problems that can arise in making sweet gherkin pickles and describes …

11/11/20For Safety's Sake