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2021 Spring Plant Sale

It’s time for the Spring Plant Sale hosted by N.C. Cooperative Extension, Rowan County Center. All orders are due …

Organic Lawn Care

New Organic Lawn Care Guide

We have posted a new “Organic Lawn Care Guide” publication. Natural or “organic” methods of lawn care can provide …

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Halloween Celebration Guidelines

With the convergence of a full moon, a blue moon, daylight savings time, and Saturday celebrations — plus the unprecedented …

Chlordane

Special Waste Recycling Event

Instead of spring cleaning, it’s time to do some fall purging. That tube television that is collecting dust in …

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Saving Milk

One of my favorite childhood movies was Heidi. There are many versions but I’ve only seen the one made …

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The Grow Box

A program of Garden fun for your family delivered to your door from North Carolina 4-H and the JC …

soil test kit

Lawn and Order

I recently bought a home in Salisbury and moved from a 100-acre farm to ¼ acre lot in city …

Recent Publications related to Home & Family

Guiding Your Young Children

This factsheet describes different parenting styles and lists suggested measures parents can take to discipline …

4 days ago
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Dogs and Turfgrass Interactions

This publication answers common questions dog owners may have about lawn care. Topics include what …

6 days ago

Preschooler Development

This publication describes the physical, emotional and mental changes that preschoolers experience. It provides information …

2 weeks agoGrowing Together

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

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

3 weeks agoDisaster Recovery
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Carolina Lawns: A Guide to Maintaining Quality Turf in the Landscape

This comprehensive guide offers information on different grasses for North Carolina lawns, as well as …

7/6/21

Home Composting with Earthworms

Earthworms can turn food scraps into a soil amendment called vermicompost — worm castings — …

6/30/21

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.

Backyard composting bin

What CAN Be Composted?

List of items that can and cannot be composted at home.

6/17/21