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Another Black Rat Snake, Right? Wrong!

Published by Phyllis B. Smith / May 27, 2019

Although known for its speed (hint, hint) this snake will never win the Daytona 500, and contrary to popular belief it does not chase people. Click on the photo to learn more.

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Warm Weather is Here and the Snakes are Out!

Published by Phyllis B. Smith / May 13, 2019

Was the snake spotted in your yard a copperhead? Probably not. It could have been a juvenile black rat snake, like the one pictured here. Click on the photo to learn more about Piedmont snakes and the important role they play in ecosystems


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N.C. Cooperative Extension Forsyth County Tool Lending Program

Published by Tembila Covington / May 10, 2019

The tool lending program lends assistance to gardeners and landscapers in becoming efficient with their work. This program is also helpful to those who do not have the convenient spaces to store tools. Most importantly, the tool lending program brings Cooperative Extension resources into the community.

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It’s Strawberry Season

Published by Mary Brennan / May 8, 2019

Strawberry season is in full swing and anyone who likes fresh, local fruit can get out to a farm to pick berries or pick them up at the farm stand or farmers market. Local berries are sweeter and much more flavorful than berries that have been shipped in from other states. There is really no comparison. You simply can’t beat the taste of a berry grown on a nearby farm.


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Support Your Local Farmers and Visit a Farmers Market Today!

Published by Mary Jac Brennan / April 24, 2019

Farmers market season is here! Plan a shopping trip and get out to the farmers market to see the amazing food that area farmers are raising. Farmers markets are places where you can buy delicious, fresh food, talk to the farmer that raised it, and get to know your neighbors better. With over 11 farmers markets held weekly, Winston-Salem is a community growing around healthy, fresh food!

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Summer Adult Education Series 2019

Published by Leslie Peck / April 22, 2019

Join N.C. Cooperative Extension to learn about gardening through the Adult Education classes held at Tanglewood Park.

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