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Coping With Drought

Quick Tips: Plants response to short-term drought: wilting, marginal leaf scorch (browning along edges), and loss of some foliage. Plants …

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Wasps at Porch Lights

In recent weeks we’ve been getting a lot of messages regarding large wasps coming to porch lights. In all …

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Alexander County Farmers Market

The Alexander County Farmers Market is starting back on Saturday, June 12, 2021, from 8 a.m.–noon! We will be located …

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Pool Owners BEWARE!!

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Compost Bin Discounts!

I have tried out two dozen types of compost bins at my Compost Learning Lab at NC State University and these …

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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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2021 Small Plant Sale

Each year we sell plants to support the different local programs that we provide to the county. Below is …

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New Organic Lawn Care Guide

We have posted a new “Organic Lawn Care Guide” publication. Natural or “organic” methods of lawn care can provide …

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