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The Art of Seeds Competition

The Art of Seeds Submission Form_Art of Seeds List Plant by Grade – Sheet1 Calling all young artists and gardeners! N.C. …

Cover photo for Hatteras Saltworks, Buxton, NC

Hatteras Saltworks, Buxton, NC

Brian McMahon is a solar-powered-hoop house-sea salt-farmer. Utilizing the sun and a seemingly endless supply of ingenuity and patience, …

Cover photo for Winter Library Garden Series 2023

Winter Library Garden Series 2023

In-Person at Kill Devil Hills Library (meeting room), 400 Mustian Street, KDH, Phone: 252-441-4341 OR Virtual via Zoom (a link to the …

Cover photo for Apple Butter Class

Apple Butter Class

Join us Tuesday, September 27, at 10:00 a.m. in the Dare County Cooperative Extension Office to make, sample, and take home this Fall delight! …

Cover photo for Bread & Butter Pickles Class

Bread & Butter Pickles Class

*** NOTE: The date for this class has changed to August 2, 2022 *** Bread & butter pickles are thin …

Cover photo for Babin Apiary - Honey

Babin Apiary - Honey

Don Babin is a busy man, as busy as the bees in the 25 hives he keeps on the …

Cover photo for Hay Point Live Culture Foods

Hay Point Live Culture Foods

Hay Point Live Culture Foods Are you in need of a SCOBY? You are if you’re planning to brew a …

Cover photo for Harrison Farms Microgreens

Harrison Farms Microgreens

Outer Banks checklist: Beautiful beaches? Check. Atlantic Ocean? Check. Amazing sunrises and sunsets? Check. Locally grown microgreens? Check. Wait, …

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Pressure Canner Testing

You CAN Preserve Local Foods Pressure Canner Testing Spring is finally here! And with it comes a bounty of fresh, delicious …

Cover photo for Strawberry Jam Class

Strawberry Jam Class

Would you like to learn how to preserve strawberries? Join Dare County Cooperative Extension for our first canning class …

Cover photo for Slash Creek Oyster Farm

Slash Creek Oyster Farm

As the saying goes, “He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.” And some might add that …

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