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NC Disaster
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Get updates on disaster preparedness and recovery information related to severe weather and natural disasters.

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NC Disaster
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Get updates on disaster preparedness and recovery information related to severe weather and natural disasters.

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Soil 101: Introduction
to Soil – Online!

Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college tuition and spend long hours in a classroom. Now, with the power of the internet at your fingertips, the NC Cooperative Extension Service is bringing a first class Introduction to Soil education to your office, dining room table, or local coffee shop. Learn more about this open online course at http://go.ncsu.edu/introduction-to-soil

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New Hanover County
Arboretum

Gardens Open Daily Free The New Hanover County Arboretum is a special 7-acres in the heart of New Hanover County where homeowners can see the variety of plants that grow in our coastal area as well as emerging trends in plant material.  Cooperative Extension’s “horticulture laboratory”, the Arboretum has a very knowledgeable staff and many volunteers working to make the gardens beautiful and educational.  Come out and discover what makes us so extraordinary!  Like us on Facebook!  

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4-H Summer Camps

Get ready for a fun-filled summer with 4-H! http://newhanover.ces.ncsu.edu/4-h-camp/

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Expanded Food and
Nutrition Program

Visit the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program page, EFNEP.

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Heat Index Information Online! popular

In their June 24 blog post, the NC State Climate Office (SCO) discusses the history of the heat index and how it is calculated.  Basically, the heat index is a way to determine how warm MORE » – from   Onslow County Center

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4-H Youth Claim Gold at Districts

Each year hundreds of 4-H members sharpen their public speaking skills through presentations and demonstrations at 4-H District Activity Day. This year was no different with 243 young people giving presentations on March MORE »

Register for NC 4-H Congress 2014 popular

North Carolina 4-H Congress is the high point of the 4-H year, bringing young people from across the state to the North Carolina State University campus for four days of activities, competition and MORE »

“I Can Quilt!” Workshop Series for Kids

Two quilting classes for beginners will be offered at the New Hanover County Arboretum in May.  Sewing provides the opportunity for young people to have positive experiences while learning construction techniques, design principles MORE »

2014 Master Gardener Plant Sale

2014 MASTER GARDENER PLANT SALE 2014 PLANTS AVAILABLE LIST Preview sale for the Friends of the Arboretum on Wednesday April 2 from noon until 4:00 PM Discount coupons are not accepted during the preview MORE »

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FOA full Board MeetingTue Jul 22, 2014 Today
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
6206 Oleander Dr. wilmington, NC 28403
— 5 hours away
Wilmington Newcomers ClubWed Jul 23, 2014
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
6206 Oleander Dr. wilmington, NC 28403
— Tomorrow
Quilters by the SeaSat Jul 26, 2014
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
6206 Oleander Dr. Wilmington, NC 28403
— 4 days away
Quilters by the SeaMon Jul 28, 2014
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
6206 Oleander Dr. Wilmington, NC 28403
— 6 days away
Arboretum Gift shop CommitteeMon Aug 4, 2014
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Where:
6206 Oleander Dr. Wilmington, NC 28403
— 2 weeks away
Cape Fear Bonsai SocietyTue Aug 5, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Where:
6206 Oleander Dr. wilmington, NC 28403
— 2 weeks away
Wilmington cape fear Rose SocietySat Aug 9, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
6206 Oleander Dr. wilmington, NC 28403
— 3 weeks away
FOA Executive Board MeetingMon Aug 11, 2014
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM— 3 weeks away
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