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7th Annual 4-H Wreath Sale

New Hanover County 4-H is pleased to offer fresh fragrant wreaths to you in time for the Holidays! Each …

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Seven Steps to Healthier Trees

Most people plant trees, work hard to get them established and walk away. Trees are living organisms and we …

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Register Now for Aug. 1 Firescaping Workshop

Preparing for Wildfires with Fire-Resistant Landscaping August 1, 2018, 1:00-5:00 p.m. North Carolina Zoo Educational Building 4401 Zoo Pkwy Asheboro, NC 27205 Cost: $10 Register online North …

Adult milkweed assissin bug

Do I Squash It?

Identifying Your Garden Guest We have had multiple people come into the NHC Extension Plant Clinic asking about little orange …

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Vegetable Garden Challenges

Every summer I look forward to a fresh tomato sandwich or a BLT. I plant tomatoes, squash, zucchini, okra, …

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Figure 1. Wastewater treatment and dispersal in the environment

Why Do Septic Systems Fail?

This publication describes common causes for septic tank failures and suggests steps you can take …

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Figure 1. Southern devil scorpion, Vejovis carolinianus.

Scorpions in North Carolina

This factsheet covers the type of scorpions found in North Carolina and measures to take …

After the Flood: Inspect, Purge, and Disinfect Your Well

This factsheet offers instruction on what to do with your well after a flood.

10/23/18Disaster Recovery
Clean debris from gutters regularly.

Preventive Home Maintenance Check-Up

This publication offers a simple guide to home maintenance and includes an inspection checklist.

When the Power Is Out - When to Save Refrigerated Food and When to Throw It Out

This factsheet offers information on which refrigerated foods to discard when the power is out …

10/10/18Disaster Recovery

What Is the Difference Between a Sweetpotato and a Yam?

Several decades ago, when orange-fleshed sweet potatoes were introduced in the southern United States, producers …

What to Do If You Lose Your Job: Preparing for the Search

This factsheet offers information on what to do if you lose your job.

Backyard composting bin

What CAN Be Composted?

List of items that can and cannot be composted at home.

9/26/18