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Monthly Digest
May 2019

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Spring is for N.C. Strawberries

Did you know North Carolina is #4 in the nation for strawberry production? Scientists with NC State Extension help our farmers grow new types of strawberries so you can enjoy that fresh strawberry shortcake or pick-your-own berries experience this spring!

Find out more about N.C. strawberries and where you can pick your own

Why You Need to Wash Your Hands Around Animals

Whether you're holding fluffy baby chicks at the fair (who can resist?) or petting your pooch, it's important to wash your hands! Find out why and how to do it well.
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How to Become a Master Gardener Volunteer

Volunteers in the NC State Extension Master Gardener program help provide home gardeners with science-based gardening solutions. Learn how you can get involved!
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The Safest Way to Wash Produce

Find out how important it is to wash fresh produce at home, and the many ways you can do it.
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A father is showing his son how to properly wash a carrot at the kitchen sink
Food safety doesn’t end at the store. You should thoroughly clean your fruits and veggies before eating. Don't worry, we'll show you how.

Get Out and Garden this Spring!

It's that time of year. Your yard starts calling to you, and you feel an insatiable itch to grow and mow. It can be overwhelming, like the pollen coating your car. Welcome to spring in North Carolina! Celebrate the season with a gardening grab bag on us.

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