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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! Dare …

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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, …

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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 …

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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! …

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Bread & Butter Pickles Class

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

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Babin Apiary - Honey

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

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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 …

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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 …

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Strawberry Jam Class

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

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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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Building Local Food Economies: A Guide for Governments

This publication serves as a guide on building local food economies for planners, economic developers, …

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2024 Southeastern US Vegetable Crop Handbook

The Southeastern Vegetable Extension Workers Group (SEVEW) is proud to offer you the 25th edition …

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Weed Management in Collards, Kale, Mustard, and Turnip Greens

Cool-season leafy greens face a different weed spectrum than warm-season crops. The presence of weeds …

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Weed Management in Lettuce

Weed competition in lettuce reduces both yield and head quality. This cool-season crop faces competition …

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Weed Management in Okra

Being related to cotton, okra can be a poor competitor with weeds, particularly early in …

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Weed Management in Broccoli, Cabbage, and Cauliflower

Keeping weeds out early in the season is very important for cole crops that are …

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Weed Management in Onions

Most commercial onions produced in North Carolina are seeded in the fall and harvested in …

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Introduction: Food Banks and Food Pantries

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, describes food banks and …

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