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Monthly Digest
August 2020

The sun sets behind a soybean field in Eastern North Carolina

Everyday solutions for uncertain times...

A lot has changed since our last newsletter earlier this year! We've recalibrated and adjusted to the pandemic's impact on NC State and our communities — we're having to do things a little differently behind the scenes now — but we have a slew of new tips and tools for you!

Homegrown is committed to continue providing everyday solutions for everyday lives, especially now that every day feels like the same day, and everyone could use a helping hand.

Let us know if there are topics you'd like us to cover to make your life a little easier during these challenging days - we may have to stay at home, but we can help make home a better place to stay!

Treating for Mosquitoes While Protecting Pollinators

Mosquitoes are a real pain, but is it possible to keep them at bay while protecting pollinators? Learn how to keep pollinators safe while keeping mosquitoes away in this episode.
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The Future of North Carolina Agriculture (Part II)

Watch and learn how Extension is driving innovation and research for our state, helping farmers prepare for the future, and transforming science into solutions for families and communities across North Carolina.
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How to Spot Sick or Stressed Trees

Are your trees looking a bit under the weather? Learn more about the symptoms of sick and stressed trees, and what to do when professional guidance is needed.
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6 Steps to Shop Smart for Fruits and Vegetables

Shopping for fruits and vegetables is usually not a big deal, but what if you're trying to limit your shopping trips as recommended to help slow the spread of COVID-19?
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Summer Safety at Home

A mother applies hand sanitizer to her child's hands while both are wearing face coverings
Given circumstances across the country, there's an added sense of urgency to sanitize and stop the spread of germs. But where to begin? We've compiled clips to help keep your home spick and span (and safe) this summer!
Homegrown would like to acknowledge the heroes working the front lines of this pandemic, each of whom deserves praise and gratitude. In particular, to the hundreds of thousands of farmworkers and agricultural employees across our state who help ensure that we have fresh food for our families, we thank you. Because when it comes to growing and raising our food, there is no staying at home - we appreciate all you do!
A Black man is cooking on a stovetop while holding an iPad, while various fresh vegetables are laid out on the counter
Use #NCStateHomegrown when sharing your best recipes or pics for a chance to be featured. We love seeing your work!
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