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"Bee" Aware for Bee Swarms

Honey bees are highly esteemed for providing honey, beeswax and other valuable hive products. Honey bees are important pollinators …

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Upcoming 2019 Master Gardener Program

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service is now taking applications for participation in the 2019 Jackson – Swain Master Gardener℠ …

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2019 Growing in the Mountains Series

This series features educational agriculture programs that will aid farmers and landowners in varying levels to make the most of their land …

Winterizing Your Garden

The leaves are down and winter is coming, as we celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends, remember our Christmas …

North Carolina Beaver

Beavers

As the season begins to change so will the livelihood of our wildlife neighbors. One of our county residents is …

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Swain County 2018 Agricultural Fair

A County Fair style festival, complete with judging of vegetables, eggs and flowers; agricultural demos; craft vendors; food vendors …

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March is Living Well Month

As spring is arriving and March is “Living Well” month, keep in mind the good practices of “Raising Kids, …

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Is Your Canning Equipment Ready?

Planning ahead can save you time, money and frustration with home canning. Using reliable, safe and proper equipment will …

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Dead Leaves on Native Rhododendrons

Recently, a few homeowners and landscapers in the higher elevations are seeing large patches of rhododendrons and mountain laurel …

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Birds in Winter

The snowfall the other week had me feeding the birds each morning, which was fun and enjoyable. Fortunately, I had …

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Moles and Voles, Oh My!

Woodland or Pine Vole Lawn, landscape, or garden damage from wildlife pests is one of the most common calls that …

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Beet-Iful Roots

Ruby Queen and Redpack are the most commonly grown varieties in North Carolina. Ruby Queen produces a smooth, round …

Recent Publications related to Lawn & Garden

Figure 1. Corn earworm.

Pests of Okra

This factsheet, part of the Insect and Related Pests of Vegetables publication, includes an identification …

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Pickerel frog in shallow pool.

Pools for Amphibians

This publication describes the habitat, food and water habits, cover and home range of a …

3 days agoWorking With Wildlife

Earthworm Composting

This educational resource for children aged 9-12 explains how to make a composting bin to …

How to Organize a Community Garden

This publication covers the keys to a successful community garden of individual plots including forming …

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How to Create a Container Garden for Edibles in the North Carolina Piedmont

In this publication you will find ideas to get you started growing your own edibles. …

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Map of trials conducted across North Carolina.

Spring-Flowering Bulbs: Trials in North Carolina

The North Carolina Agricultural Research Service tested selected tulip and daffodil (Narcissus spp.) cultivars for …

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Figure 1. Squirrel box construction.

Eastern Gray Squirrel

This publication describes the habitat, food, water habits, home range and tree cover for the …

6 days agoWorking With Wildlife
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Using the NC State Extension Master Gardener Program Service Marks and Logo

The appropriate uses of the North Carolina Extension Master Gardener name and emblem are covered …

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