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Extension and research at NC State address timely issues impacting our state. Extension delivers trusted information directly into the hands of farmers and agribusinesses, helping them translate knowledge into solutions that grow our economy and communities.

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Local Foods Newsletter - October

Welcome to the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center’s Local Food Newsletter! This month’s edition will be focused on …

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Fall Soil Sampling

Fall is upon us, and though summer is over and school is back in session, gardening is far from …

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Concrete Paver Workshop

Make a simple backyard beautiful and extend your living space to the outdoors with a paver patio, pathway, or …

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Local Food Newsletter - September

Welcome to the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center Local Foods Newsletter! This month’s edition will be focused on …

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Kid's Garden Party

Join us for a fun time in our community garden! We will explore some of the fun things that …

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Homegrown and Homemade Contest

Join us for the annual Homegrown and Handmade contest held in conjunction with the Currituck Heritage Festival on Saturday, …

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Fall Plant Sale

Fall is the best time of year to plant garden plants and trees in mild winter climates, including native …

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Blue-Green Algae

In recent weeks, toxic algae have made the front page of multiple news sources, who have warned of the …

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Local Food Newsletter - August

Welcome to N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center’s Local Foods Newsletter! This month’s edition will be focused on figs. …

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2019 Wheat Variety Trial Results

This year’s wheat variety trials were conducted in Camden, Perquimans, and Pasquotank Counties. Wheat varieties are listed by the …

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Local Food Newsletter - July

Welcome to N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center’s Local Foods Newsletter! This month’s edition will be focused on okra. …

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Vermicompost Workshop

Vermicomposting or Vermiculture is a method composting where worms convert food scraps into two of the best soil amendments on …

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Local Food Newsletter - June 2019

Welcome to the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center Local Foods Newsletter! This month’s edition will be focused on …

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Growing Asparagus in a Home Garden

Asparagus has been considered a garden delicacy since Roman times. Any home gardener can grow …

Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Much success in growing tomatoes can be attributed to use of a few proven techniques. …

Growing Herbs for the Home Gardener

An herb is any plant used whole or in part as an ingredient for health, …

Bean Sprouts and Other Vegetable Seed Sprouts

Sprouts from mung bean (Phaseolus aureus) have been used for food since ancient times. These …

Growing Vegetable Transplants

The growing media chosen to grow vegetable transplants should be sterilized to prevent seedlings from …

Mini-Gardening

Lack of yard space is no excuse for not growing a vegetable garden. Regardless of …

Weed Control in Vegetable Gardens

Weeds are unwanted plants in gardens that reduce available moisture, nutrients, sunlight and growing space …

Average Solar Radiation and Wind Information for North Carolina

Solar radiation provides the energy to warm our atmosphere and allow plant growth and animal …