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Let's Get Composting

Chilly days make you think of hearty soup and cozy blankets, it is also the best time to start …

Red, white, and pink poinsettia

The Flowering Poinsettia & Its Care

Original Author – Dr. Brian Whipker NC State Extension History of the Poinsettia The poinsettia has a long history of cultivation …

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 …

Hay bales made into a car, crab pots, and a scarecrow

Time for Fall Fun!!

I love autumn, the crisp air, new office supplies, apple strudel, fairs, bonfires, and all our fall 4-H Clubs. …

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Hay Bale Decorating Contest

Display your creativity and imagination in a family-friendly, county-wide competition. N.C. Cooperative Extension in Pamlico County will be hosting …

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4-H Fun for Fall

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been looking forward to fall since the middle of summer. Crisp mornings, a …

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Fall Fun

This summer things have been different for NC 4-H and 4-H programs around the world. We’ve transitioned Summer Fun …

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Book Explorers: Spain

4-H Book Explorers Take a fantastic journey around the world, one book, and one country at a time. Join us …

Recent Publications related to Home & Family

Figure 1. Adult fungus gnat.

Fungus Gnats Indoors

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

3 days agoHousehold Pests
Cistern, overflow, pump, faucet and gutter beside house

Rainwater Harvesting: Guidance for Homeowners

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

4 days agoUrban Waterways
Figure 1. Mosquito life cycle.

Mosquito Control Around Homes and in Communities

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

Keeping Food Safe to Eat at Home

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

11/11/20

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

This guide lists the problems that can arise in making sweet gherkin pickles and describes …

11/11/20For Safety's Sake

Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

11/11/20For Safety's Sake

Toilet Learning

This publication describes how to recognize a child's readiness for toilet learning and how parents …

11/4/20

Tips on Dealing With Stress

This publication offers tips on dealing with stress.