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High Country Seed and Plant Swap

On Saturday, April 9, 2022, all aspiring and practicing area gardeners are invited to the Ashe County Farmers Market …

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A Series for YOU!

If you have interest in the areas of home and health, then the “At Home with ECA” series is …

Buttered Popcorn

Pop Your Nutrition!

There’s a lot to love about popcorn. It’s a fun, quick treat; a fluffy and crunchy textural delight. It …

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Wasps at Porch Lights

In recent weeks we’ve been getting a lot of messages regarding large wasps coming to porch lights. In all …

carrots in the mountains

Tested Recipes for Home Canning

Home canning is a fantastic way to preserve an abundance of produce. With garden harvest season upon us, it’s important …

2021 Pressure Canner Testing

2021 Canning Season

Are you prepared for the 2021 canning season? Call 336-846-5850 to schedule your FREE gauge pressure canner lid testing …

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Local Foods Live!

Time to put on our chef’s hats & get cookin’! Register today for Local Foods Live. Join us next week …

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Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

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Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

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