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Small Farms Week

We are kick-starting our Small Farms Week Celebration with a canned food drive and submission of a farmer or …

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Quarantine Valentine's

Virtual Heart-Healthy Dinner Cook Along & Bingo Friday, February 12, 2021, at 6 p.m. Does COVID-19 have you and your significant …

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Alexander County Offices to Reopen

Alexander County Government announces the reopening of two buildings to allow citizens to conduct county business in person. The …

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June Is National Dairy Month

June is National Dairy Month, a time to honor the hard-working dairy farm families across the country. The June …

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Visit NC Farm App

The Visit NC Farm App has launched in Alexander County. Participating assets are: Alexander County Farmer’s Market, Campbell’s Blueberry …

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Live Radio Programs

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions in order we are currently not able to do face-to-face programming. We would like …

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COVID-19 Resources for Families

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has many concerned and looking for resources. There are lots of resources out there through social …

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Household Hazardous Waste Day

The biennial Alexander County Household Hazardous Waste Day will take place Saturday, May 4, 2019, in the County Administration …

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Preserving the Harvest Series

Check out an upcoming series of classes Der Holcomb, Extension Agent, Family, & Consumer Science will be offering: For more …

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Threshold Legal Issues Concerning Solar Development Opportunities

This factsheet covers several factors to consider when leasing farmland for solar farm purposes. Property …

1 week ago
Figure 1. Sample lawn care contract.

Tips on Writing Turf Contracts and Landscape Specifications

Maintenance contracts for turfgrass areas should be written to provide security for all parties involved. …

2 weeks ago

Tall Fescue & Kentucky Bluegrass Athletic Field Maintenance Calendar

This calendar of suggested management practices is designed to assist you in the seasonal care …

2 weeks ago
Preparing the land.

Site Preparation

This publication, chapter 5 of Collard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food …

2 weeks ago
Figure 1. Boundaries between North Carolina regions.

Selecting and Managing Lawn Grasses for Shade

Turfgrass, trees, and shrubs are desired in most landscapes because they are attractive and useful. …

3/10/21
Basic hive equipment.

How to Become a Beekeeper in North Carolina

Beekeeping is a very enjoyable and rewarding pastime that is relatively inexpensive to get started. …

2/26/21
Cistern, overflow, pump, faucet and gutter beside house

Rainwater Harvesting: Guidance for Homeowners

A rainwater harvesting system captures stormwater runoff, often from a rooftop, and stores the water …

2/24/21Urban Waterways
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Prevent Timber Trespass and Theft

Tips for preventing timber trespass and theft are reviewed in this publication. Special documentation of …