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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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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 …

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Firewise Workshop

Are you ready for a wildfire? The Firewise program teaches people how to adapt to living with wildfire and encourages …

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Honey Bee Swarms

Honey bees often swarm in the spring and early summer when their population increases rapidly and conditions inside the …

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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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Guiding Your Young Children

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