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Toys for Tots - Toy Drive 2020

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Burke Center recently completed a successful toy drive for the Toys for Tots campaign …

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Picking the Perfect Pumpkin

Every year in the fall, many of us will go on a search for that perfect pumpkin. It could …

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Tips for Choosing Firewood

With energy prices high, many homeowners will turn to wood as an economical heating source this winter. Many will …

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Give 4-H Camp for Christmas

Burke County 4-H will travel to the Eastern 4-H Center on June 20-25, 2021. The cost for this week-long …

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Grow Your Own Food Project

Thanks to the generosity of Banner Greenhouses, N.C. Cooperative Extension, Burke County Center was able to provide tomatoes, peppers, …

Recent Publications related to Home & Family

Figure 1. Adult fungus gnat.

Fungus Gnats Indoors

This Entomology Insect Note provides information on the identification and control of fungus gnats in …

2 days agoHousehold Pests
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Rainwater Harvesting: Guidance for Homeowners

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

3 days agoUrban Waterways
Figure 1. Mosquito life cycle.

Mosquito Control Around Homes and in Communities

This Entomology Insect Note addresses mosquito biology and how to control mosquitoes around homes and …

Keeping Food Safe to Eat at Home

Foodborne illness is nearly 100 percent preventable if food is handled safely from the time it …

11/11/20

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

This guide lists the problems that can arise in making sweet gherkin pickles and describes …

11/11/20For Safety's Sake

Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

11/11/20For Safety's Sake

Toilet Learning

This publication describes how to recognize a child's readiness for toilet learning and how parents …

11/4/20

Tips on Dealing With Stress

This publication offers tips on dealing with stress.