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Leaves of Three, Let It Be

It’s that time of year when I’ve been itching to be out in the yard, cleaning up and getting …

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Eastern Tent Caterpillars

Spring is early this year. We know it, the plants know it and guess what? The Eastern Tent Caterpillar …

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Extension Office Has New Horticulture Agent!

Article written by: Jessica Webb, The Smoky Mountain Times editor@thesmokymountaintimes.com The first thing Minda Daughtry, the new horticulture agent for the …

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Take the Gardening Survey!

Swain County Gardener Needs Assessment The following survey is an easy to answer questionnaire that you can complete in less …

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Jumping Worms

Matt Bertone, the director of NC State University’s Plant Disease and Insect Clinic, just published an Extension factsheet about …

Pesticide Pick-up Day 2021

Annual Pesticide Pick-Up Day

Do you have pesticides at your home or farm that you no longer need or use? Then don’t miss …

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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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