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Yoga With Goats

October 07, 2017 – November 25, 2017 (Every Sunday, Saturday) Hux Family Farm 1923 Shaw Rd, Durham, NC 27704 Instructors will lead you …

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Canning Your Vegetables Safely

Many people are returning to home canning or joining the movement for the first time. Unfortunately, many are making …

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Buy Local, Buy Fresh

The gardens are planted and summer is fast approaching! That means fresh vegetables. Recently, I have been visiting local …

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4-H Learn by Doing

A great theme that we use here at 4-H is, “Learn by Doing.” This is a mantra that we …

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Safe Freezing

Recently, I have received a lot of questions asking about food safety in the freezer. Freezing is a great, …

Family Resource Management Program

Family Resource Management Educational classes provide information to help families acquire knowledge and skills to become proficient in record keeping …

Keep the Heat In!

by Carolyn Langley, County Extension Director It is hard for me to believe that it is December and the weather is …

Tackling Summer Boredom

Tackling Summer Boredom By Carolyn Langley, County Extension Director Are your children becoming whiny and bored? It is the middle of …

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Producing Tree Fruit for Home Use

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Why Do Septic Systems Fail?

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Scorpions in North Carolina

This factsheet covers the type of scorpions found in North Carolina and measures to take …

After the Flood: Inspect, Purge, and Disinfect Your Well

This factsheet offers instruction on what to do with your well after a flood.

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Preventive Home Maintenance Check-Up

This publication offers a simple guide to home maintenance and includes an inspection checklist.

When the Power Is Out - When to Save Refrigerated Food and When to Throw It Out

This factsheet offers information on which refrigerated foods to discard when the power is out …

10/10/18Disaster Recovery

What Is the Difference Between a Sweetpotato and a Yam?

Several decades ago, when orange-fleshed sweet potatoes were introduced in the southern United States, producers …

What to Do If You Lose Your Job: Preparing for the Search

This factsheet offers information on what to do if you lose your job.