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FCS@Home - Pork Chops!

Pork Chops are a wonderful cut of pork that is pretty lean like many of other cuts of pork. …

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Phobia of Fats

Why are so many folks afraid of fats? Fats may seem like a scary word, but they are beneficial …

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March 2021 Extension Events

This month’s N.C. Cooperative Extension of Union County community bulletin board is full of fun, educational activities for the entire …

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Mental Health Loves Heart Health

American Heart Month is almost over, but continuing healthy habits for heart health can stretch beyond February. One thing …

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What Is Sweet Basil?

One of the easiest herbs to grow is sweet basil. This herb will add tremendous flavor to your meals, …

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Get Into Your Garden

Now that days are getting a little longer, consider getting outside this month into your garden. Did you know …

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Workout Your Heart

Our heart is our most important muscle in the body. It is important because it helps to provide blood …

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Happy American Heart Month!

February is American Heart Month! It’s a time to celebrate part of our body that keeps us moving! This …

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Kitchen Hacks

We’re always looking for ways to save money in the home. Experimenting with household items and food products to …

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Mosquito Control Around Homes and in Communities

This Entomology Insect Note addresses mosquito biology and how to control mosquitoes around homes and …

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Central North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

In central North Carolina almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be grown successfully …

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Homeowner’s Guide to Managing Diseases Using Fungicides, Bactericides, and Alternative Products

This publication provides homeowners with recommended chemical control options to use in combination with an …

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Septic Systems and Their Maintenance

This factsheet tells homeowners how to recognize and prevent problems with home septic systems. How …

3/10/21SoilFacts
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Septic System Owner's Guide

If you use a septic system or if you are buying a home with a …

3/10/21SoilFacts
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Fungus Gnats Indoors

This Entomology Insect Note provides information on the identification and control of fungus gnats in …

2/25/21Household Pests
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Rainwater Harvesting: Guidance for Homeowners

A rainwater harvesting system captures stormwater runoff, often from a rooftop, and stores the water …

2/24/21Urban Waterways

Keeping Food Safe to Eat at Home

Foodborne illness is nearly 100 percent preventable if food is handled safely from the time it …

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