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The Chatham County Center Local Foods contact is Debbie Roos.

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Safely Preserving at Home

Surveys show a continued increase of individuals wanting to can or preserve their harvest. As interest in home gardening continues …

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2019 Extension Gardener Workshop Series

Interested in gardening? Learn about sustainable, science-based gardening practices from N.C. Cooperative Extension Extension Gardener classes are a series of lectures …

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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 …

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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 …

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 …

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How to Organize a Community Garden

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

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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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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 …

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Qualifying and Quantifying Your Personal Agritourism Potential

There are a number of questions that must be asked and honestly answered when considering …