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Native Plant Festival 2021

The Native Plant Alliance will host its 6th Annual Native Plant Festival on Saturday, September 18, 2021, from 10 …

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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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NHC 4-H Photo Challenge 2021!

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May 2-8 Is Compost Awareness Week

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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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