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The Carteret County Center Local Foods contact is Shawn Banks.

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 …

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly on honeysuckle

National Pollinator Week 2016

This week, June 20 – 26 of 2016, is national pollinator week. Why might that be important to you? …

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Cucumber Downy Mildew

Cucumber Downy Mildew has been diagnosed in Duplin County, North Carolina. This means the disease is likely to be …

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