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Are You Ready for the Second Half?

Hopefully, some of you reading this may recall a previous article I wrote briefing you on recent Environmental Protection …

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Cold Damage

I have finally been able to spend some daylight scouting my home landscape for cold damage. Robeson County is …

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CERCLA Update / Winter Weeds

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year – YES, really. Where has 2017 gone? There is one thing for …

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Disaster Preparedness

Are you prepared for a disaster? Visit Cooperative Extension’s site to learn what you need to do to be …

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Aquatic Weeds

Plants are needed in aquatic habitats to help provide oxygen to other aquatic species, but they can grow so …

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Who Is Extension?

I am often asked in the community, “what do you do?” or “who do you work for?” When I …

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The Importance of Earth Day

I remember being told as a young teenager that one day water would be as valuable as gold. I …

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 …

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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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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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