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Cover photo for June Blooms in Pollinator Paradise

June Blooms in Pollinator Paradise

Pollinator Paradise is a Demonstration Garden created by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center. Agriculture Agent Debbie …

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Exobasidium Disease in Blueberries

I recently visited a small Chatham County blueberry farm and found some of the bushes were infected with Exobasidium, …

Cover photo for Virtual Pollinator Field Day June 22

Virtual Pollinator Field Day June 22

Virtual Pollinator Field Day Monday, June 22, 2020 3–5 p.m. The North Carolina Pollinator Conservation Alliance invites you to kick off National …

Cover photo for Late May Blooms in Pollinator Paradise

Late May Blooms in Pollinator Paradise

Pollinator Paradise is a Demonstration Garden created by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center. Agriculture Agent Debbie …

Cover photo for Early May Blooms in Pollinator Paradise

Early May Blooms in Pollinator Paradise

Pollinator Paradise is a Demonstration Garden created by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center. Agriculture Agent Debbie …

Cover photo for Late April Blooms in Pollinator Paradise

Late April Blooms in Pollinator Paradise

Pollinator Paradise is a Demonstration Garden created by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center. Agriculture Agent Debbie …

Cover photo for Early April Blooms in Pollinator Paradise

Early April Blooms in Pollinator Paradise

Pollinator Paradise is a Demonstration Garden created by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center. Agriculture Agent Debbie …

Wheel bug nymphs emerging.

Birth of an Assassin!

The wheel bug, Arilus cristatus, is North Carolina’s largest assassin bug. It gets its name from the prominent spiny …

Willow Griffith demonstrated Roman Riding at the Livestock Arena.

Spring Ag Fest is CANCELED

The Chatham County Spring Ag Fest that was scheduled for March 28, 2020, at the Chatham County Agriculture & …

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Observing worms in a vermicompost bin.

Vermicomposting in Childcare Center Gardens

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Composting in Childcare Center Gardens

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Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

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 …

Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

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

Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Searching for ripe tomatoes.

Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …