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The Cherokee County Center Local Foods contact is Marlana Baker.

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Summer Fun With Cherokee County 4-H

Cherokee County 4-H in partnership with the Cherokee County Schools 21st Century Learning Centers Summer Camp Program and Cherokee …

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Could You Be the First NC Ag Star?

Paige King Johnson is a singer-songwriter originally from Angier, NC now traveling back and forth from Nashville, TN. She …

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Summer Cookout Food Safety

Summer is here and chances are you have started to use your grill more frequently. When you are preparing …

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2022 4-H Plant Sale a Success!!

Thank you to everyone that purchased plants during our 2022 4-H plant sale! For all supporters who purchased plants, …

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2022 4-H Plant Sale, Order Now

Cherokee County 4-H annual plant and fruit tree sale started January 26 and will continue through the March 14. …

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Exploring Nutritional Half-Truths

There’s a lot of dietary information that sounds good on the surface, but stops short of being sound advice. It’s …

Recent Publications related to Local Foods

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Growing Fruit Trees in Childcare Center Gardens

Early childhood educators can easily engage children in growing, harvesting, and preparing tree fruits that …

Clusters of ripening blueberries on the bush.

Growing Blueberries in Childcare Center Gardens

In addition to their delicious fruit, blueberries also provide year-round interest in the garden. Bell-shaped …

A ripe strawberry on the vine.

Growing Strawberries in Childcare Center Gardens

Strawberries are the perfect fruit for early childcare centers. Their life cycle is short (planted …

Strawberry flowers and fruit.

Easy Fruits to Grow at Childcare Center Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, fruits suitable for childcare center gardening. It provides information …

A bunch of ripe, purple muscadine grapes on the vine.

Growing Muscadines in Childcare Center Gardens

While children are having fun growing, harvesting, and eating delicious, nutritious, fresh fruits and vegetables …

Bermudagrass rhizome with a ruler for scale.

Managing Weeds in Childcare Center Gardens

This publication focuses on managing weeds in the Outdoor Learning Environment (OLE) of childcare centers. …

Triclopyr spray drift on rose one day after treatment.

Synthetic Auxins

This factsheet describes the symptoms of a synthetic auxin (SA) herbicide injury.

Liability Defenses for Injury of Farm Visitors

This factsheet provides an overview of a farmer or landowner’s obligations to visitors — invited …