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Blood Beets

Grow Bulbous Beets

Successful Edibles Series As seen in the Yadkin Valley Magazine, March-April 2021 Issue Your fall vegetable stores have dwindled, and six …

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Residential Ventilation

The CDC provides recommendations on improving ventilation in your home in order to reduce exposure to COVID-19. The most …

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ECA Continuing the Traditions

Crisp morning air as you stir awake, fall leaves crunching under your footsteps, and the aroma of nutmeg and …

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Fall 2020 FCS Newsletter

A very late (oops) Fall FCS Newsletter! This edition includes COVID-19 and the Holidays, recipes, challenges, and many updates! Hope …

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Saving Milk

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If you use a septic system or if you are buying a home with a …

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A rainwater harvesting system captures stormwater runoff, often from a rooftop, and stores the water …

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