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Cover photo for February 2021 Alamance Gardener

February 2021 Alamance Gardener

It’s dormant pruning season and this issue of Alamance Gardener will show you the what and when of it. Alamance …

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Healthy Heart, Healthy You

Cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer of both men and women in the U.S., but there are many ways …

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Alamance Gardener January 2021

Alamance Gardener JANUARY 2021 Zone of confusion? Make sense of those garden catalogs in this month’s …

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Alamance Gardener November 2020

Mark Danieley is retiring! Read all about it, plus get some November gardening tips in this month’s edition of …

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Fermentation in the Fall

What exactly is fermentation and how does it work? In these classes, we will explore the science behind fermenting …

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Alamance Gardener - July 2020

When enough is too much, the damage shows up later. Read more about summer plant problems in this month’s …

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Check Out 4-H Summer Programs!

This summer, we are hosting four upcoming summer programs for 4-H participants! All programs will be virtual. Take a …

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