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Transplanting Landscape Ornamentals

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Cherokee County Center is offering a demonstration class on transplanting landscape plants. We will cover best …

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Backyard Poultry Symposium

Backyard poultry flocks have gained tremendous popularity in recent years. Many folks have come to enjoy fresh eggs each …

Be A Volunteer

Be a Volunteer

Join the staff on a “Be A Volunteer” virtual informational session to inform you of volunteer opportunities and how we …

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Identifying Large Hornets

Do you see exceptionally large hornets flying around your home? Some residents think they are the Asia Hornets (murder …

Fire Ants

The Fight to Control Fire Ants

Are you unsure about how to properly handle unwanted Fire Ants in you garden, pastures, yards, etc.? Fire Ants …

Cherokee County Newsletters

Please feel free to browse the archive of monthly newsletters from your N.C. Cooperative Extension, Cherokee County Center. Each month …

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Fall Gardening

Having a fall garden can extend the growing season into early winter. Some vegetables actually do and taste better …

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Raised Beds

For some home gardeners, topsoil is very scarce or nonexistent depending on where their house is located. This can …

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Mummy Berry in Blueberries

Mummy berry is a plant disease caused by the fungus Monilinia vaccinii-corymbosi. This is the biggest problem blueberry …

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Drip Irrigation

On August 4, 2020, starting at 9 a.m., there will be a Zoom webinar on Drip Irrigation. We …

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Pest & Beneficial Insects

Home gardeners and landscapers have to manage insect threats to be successful. There are millions of different insects. The …

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Tomato Diseases

Most gardeners and farmers in the mountains have problems with tomato diseases. High humidity, foggy mornings, and 60+ inches …

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Testing the Soil for Success

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Cherokee County Center is offering a webinar entitled Testing the Soil for Success. The class will …

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