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The Orange County Center Local Foods contacts are Mike Lanier, Ivelisse Colon Diaz.

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2019 NC Farm School Northern Piedmont

JOIN US FOR OUR INTEREST MEETINGS!! R.S.V.P. online November 27, 2018, at 7 p.m. N.C. Cooperative Extension, Durham County Center 721 Foster Street Durham, NC November …

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Orange County LocalFest

LocalFest is a celebration of all things local! Local food, music, art, businesses, and entrepreneurs, as well as, the culture and …

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Preserve at Home! Classes

It’s that time of the year when we take out our hot water bath and pressure canners to preserve the …

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Let's Talk Turkey!

We could say that having turkey for the holidays is a tradition in our country. So, let’s make it …

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Monthly Drought Projections

For more information and a map of the affected areas, please visit NOAA/NWS Climate Prediction Center’s U.S. Monthly Drought …

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How to Create a Container Garden for Edibles in the North Carolina Piedmont

In this publication you will find ideas to get you started growing your own edibles. …

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Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry

Maintaining good sanitation throughout production and handling of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries is important. …

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Farm to Early Care and Education Local Food Purchasing Guide

There are many different ways to buy local food, and this guide provides information that …

3/27/19Local Foods
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Farm to University: Guide for Extension Agents

This guide provides information to Extension educators on Farm to University programming so farmers can …

3/18/19Local Foods

Using Plastic Mulches and Drip Irrigation for Home Vegetable Gardens

Muskmelons, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash, eggplant, watermelons, and okra are vegetable crops that have shown …

How to Organize a Community Garden

This publication covers the keys to a successful community garden of individual plots including forming …

3/13/19

Care and Planting of Ginseng Seed and Roots

This factsheet covers propagating (by seed and by transplant) ginseng, which requires a period of …

Modifying Soil for Plant Growth around Your Home

This publication addresses the two major soil problems found on residential properties and how to …

2/14/19SoilFacts