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The Alexander County Center Local Foods contact is Lenny Rogers.

Cover photo for Blueberry Pruning Workshop

Blueberry Pruning Workshop

When: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Time: 1:00-3:30 p.m. Location: Campbell’s U-Pick Blueberry Farm GPS Address: 27 Tracy Bolick Lane, Hickory NC 28601 Speaker: Bill …

Cover photo for Culinary Herb Container Workshop

Culinary Herb Container Workshop

Tuesday, March 22, 2018 5:30–7:30 p.m. Extension Learning Center 376 1st Ave SW Taylorsville, Nc 28681 Visit http://go.ncsu.edu/alexanderherbclass to register for the …

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Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

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Searching for ripe tomatoes.

Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

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Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

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Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, warm-season fruits and vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. …

Photo: Little fingers loosening roots before planting.

Growing and Cooking Fruits and Vegetables at Childcare Centers

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Observing worms in a vermicompost bin.

Vermicomposting in Childcare Center Gardens

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