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Monthly Digest
September 2019

A bumble bee gathers pollen from a purple aster flower
Pollinators like bees are essential to the survival of many flowering plants, and to the production of over 85% of our food and fiber producing crops. Discover more »

Photo via Debbie Roos, N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham Mills Pollinator Paradise

Shopping at Your Local Farmers Market

Buying your food locally is a great way to go, not only because it's fresh, but because it helps local farmers and the environment. Take a trip with us!
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Growing a Pollinator Garden

Whether you're interested in supporting bee populations, attracting more nature to your yard, or sprucing up your landscape, growing a pollinator garden is a great way to go!
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How to Cut With a Chef’s Knife

The chef's knife is a kitchen superhero you can use to slice, dice and chop your way to healthy meals. Watch and learn simple cutting techniques.
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Stay Prepared During Storm Season

A hand is holding a food thermometer in front of an open refrigerator with a bowl of fresh produce, a container of fried chicken and jars of salsa inside.
Prepare your family for potential power outages by safely storing household food items ahead of bad weather. Read more »
Hurricane season runs through the end of November, and bad weather can strike at any time in the Southeast. Experts with NC State Extension have developed a series of videos to help families deal with issues from managing a flooded kitchen and avoiding pest problems, to overall house cleanup and emotional distress after a natural disaster.
A woman with an apron on is preparing fresh vegetables and fruits on a kitchen counter with an iPad set up in the middle for guidance.
Use #NCStateHomegrown when sharing your best recipes or garden pics for a chance to be featured. We love seeing your work!
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