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Avery County Plant Sale

The Avery County Cooperative Extension Center staff is in the process of completing the 2019 plant sale catalog. We are …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Using Plastic Mulches and Drip Irrigation for Home Vegetable Gardens

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Evaluating Damage From Deer Feeding On North Carolina Cotton

This publication discusses the yield losses, delayed maturity, and management associated with damaged caused by …

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Earthworm Composting

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How to Organize a Community Garden

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How to Create a Container Garden for Edibles in the North Carolina Piedmont

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Peach Cultivars

The purpose of this bulletin is to summarize the specific characteristics of the cultivars released …

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