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Pruning for Healthy Landscapes

Join our Horticulture Extension Agent, Hannah Smith, as she shares some tips and rules to follow when pruning in …

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Support Native Pollinators

Identify Native Bees Attract them to your backyard Learn to build a bee house Elsa Youngsteadt’s Top 5 reasons to garden for native …

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Storm Damage to Trees

Recent snow and ice storms have caused extensive damage to trees. Consider hiring a certified arborist to help assess …

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All About Poinsettias

Everything you want to know about Poinsettias How to choose the right poinsettia for you? Decorating with poinsettias Growing poinsettias in the …

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Pitt County Fair 4-H Livestock Show

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. Entry deadline: September 12 Livestock Show Rules and Regulations & Entry Form …

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Peanut Pod Blasting

September 9, 2019 – J.P. Davenport and Son 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 5961 US -264, Greenville, NC 27834 September 11, 2019 …

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