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The Carteret County Center Local Foods contact is Shawn Banks.

Sample soil test report for Centipede Lawn

Reading a Soil Test Report

Many times we get calls from people asking for help reading, or interpreting, the soil test report that comes …

Photo of Linda Jendro in Savini Tartufi, Italy with Savini family member and one of their truffle dogs.

Tuscan Truffle Hunting

My husband and I were fortunate to travel to Italy in late April. We enrolled in Tuscana Saporita Cooking …

Green Grasshopper blending in with the leaves and stems of a tomato plant.

Insects in the Garden

I went out to the garden this morning to pick a few small tomatoes for a snack during work …

Cover photo for Aquaponics Short-Course

Aquaponics Short-Course

Aquaponics Short Course, March 7, New Bern Convention Center Designed to provide entrepreneurs research based technical training in the fundamentals …

Two tomatoes the one on the left is struggling, the one on the right is healthy.

Problem With Tomatoes

In the demonstration garden at the Curb Market there are several plant including tomatoes, okra, beans, peppers, cucumbers, squash …

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

Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

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Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

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