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August in Sweet Caroline

The hot times of August in sweet Caroline may have you doing a little “song sung blue”, but this …

4-H kids having fun

4-H...for City Kids, Too!

Being involved in 4-H provides opportunities for youth to master skills, connect to their community and mature in responsibility. …

mahonia

Bright Winter Flowers

The hybrid mahonias are one of my favorite groups of winter-flowering plants. If you like the Latin they’re listed …

perennial border

The Lawn Ranger Rides Again

Whether you have a faithful sidekick or not, it’s time for the “lawn ranger” to get busy. During these …

Summertime Watering

Fresh water is one commodity that we all need to conserve. And, as we work our way toward the …

Recent Publications related to Soil, Water & Air

Balancing Agricultural Productivity with Ground-Based Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Development

The purpose of this paper is to explore the extent to which solar photovoltaic facilities …

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Health and Safety Impacts of Solar Photovoltaics

This paper addresses the potential health and safety impacts of solar photovoltaic development in North …

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Organizing a Community Recycling Program

This publication outlines key elements that local governments should consider when planning, implementing, publicizing and …

Food Recovery and Waste Reduction

Increasingly, food service managers are choosing to recover and reuse food scraps and other organic …

Figure 1. Food scraps for composting.

Composting at NC Residential and Summer Camps

Residential camps generate food scraps from meal preparation, plate scrapings, and leftover or spoiled food. …

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3-compartment compost bin

2. Composting

This Composting Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook will explain the benefits of and strategies …

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Worms Can Recycle Your Garbage

This factsheet explains how you can set up and maintain a worm composting bin for …

Vermicomposting: A 5th Grade School Enrichment Curriculum

This publication offers 5 lessons for a school curriculum on the importance of vermicomposting, setting …

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