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Mommy and Me

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 26, and June 7, 14 and 21, 2022, 1:30 p.m. UNCP Office for Regional Initiatives 115 Livermore …

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Overcoming a Picky Eater

As a parent, grandparent, or even an aunt or uncle, you may be concerned with what and how a …

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Small Farms Week

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Hpai

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Is Chocolate a Vegetable?

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Muscadine Culture and Pruning Workshop

Topics covered during this workshop will include trellising, training, and pruning vines; recommended varieties and cultivars; fertilization recommendations; and …

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Better Blueberries 101

As a homeowner, would you like to know how to increase your harvest and the size of your blueberries? …

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It’s Turkey Time

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Don't Be a Turkey About Food Safety

If you regularly read North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Robeson County Center’s news column, you know we usually talk turkey …

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A Very Local Holiday Festival

Join us Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m., for A Very Local Holiday Festival at the Robeson …

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Mold Testing

This publication discusses the pros and cons of mold testing in a home.

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Appendix H. Community Gardening Resources

This appendix is part of the Extension Gardener Handbook and gives users to the tools …

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This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

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Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

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Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

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Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, warm-season fruits and vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. …

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Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

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