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Composting

Turn yard waste, kitchen scraps, and other organic matter into a wonderful soil amendment or mulch. Composting Portal Composting Chapter of …

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Vermicomposting

Earthworms convert organic matter (including food scraps, paper, animal manure, and yard trimmings) into a valuable soil amendment and …

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2018 Sustainable Living Series!

A FEW FRIENDLY REMINDERS…. Class registration will close 2 days prior to the scheduled class date for each class. We …

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National Youth Science Day 2016

Youth to Explore Drones in World’s Largest Youth-Led Engineering Design Challenge WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 18, 2016) — Drones are revolutionizing …

Addressing Avian Flu Concerns

Regulations established by Doug Meckes, DVM, NCDA&CS State Veterinarian, emphasize sound biosecurity, including halting movement of birds and canceling bird shows …

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4-H STEM Night Volunteer Opportunity

4-H VOLUNTEER REQUEST & EVENT DETAILS What: STEM Family Night (Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics) Where: Aristotle Preparatory Academy 2461 Arty Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28208 When: Wednesday, April …

Recent Publications related to Soil, Water & Air

Water Quality and Commercial Lawn Care

This publication describes the best management practices (BMP) to reduce sediment and keep nutrients and …

Water Quality and Professional Lawn Care

Lawns are ecosystems that impact surface and groundwater systems. The grasses found in lawns clean …

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Miscanthus: An Environmental Choice for Marginal Lands

This publication discusses the environmental benefits of planting miscanthus — a tall, perennial grass — …

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Minimizing Risks of Soil Contaminants in Urban Gardens

This publication alerts prospective gardeners to some of the most common contaminants in urban soils, …

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1. Soils and Plant Nutrients

This Soils and Plant Nutrients Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook examines the physical and …

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Supporting Cyanobacterial Bloom Monitoring with Satellite Imagery

This publication provides an overview of how satellite remote sensing can be used to help …

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Water Quality of Rooftop Runoff: Implications for Residential Water Harvesting Systems

This publication discusses the presence of various pollutants in rooftop runoff and establishes some general …

7/14/21Urban Waterways
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A Gardener's Guide to Soil Testing

This publication tells gardeners why they should test their soil, how to obtain a soil …

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