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4-H Innovation Station

Published by April Bowman / June 19, 2019

Forsyth County youth participated in the Innovation Station from NC A&T State University where they got to use 3D printers, learn about magnets and more.

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Is that a Cottonmouth? No, not around here!

Published by Phyllis B. Smith / June 14, 2019

Yes, it’s a watersnake, and yes, it often displays a nasty temperament, but it’s not a cottonmouth. This nonvenomous watersnake is a common resident of aquatic habitats throughout the Piedmont, Mountains and parts of the Coastal Plain of North Carolina. Click on the picture to learn more.


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Community Garden Directory Update! Garden leaders, please submit updates by July 1, 2019!

Published by Megan Gregory / June 13, 2019

Forsyth Community Gardening is updating our Map & Directory, and we need your help! We ask that ALL community gardens please take a few minutes to submit an updated Directory entry online between June 15, 2019 – July 1, 2019.

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Is it a Worm, or is it a Snake?

Published by Phyllis Smith / June 7, 2019

As one of our smallest snakes, the worm snake is often mistaken for its namesake. Like an earthworm, it never bites, so go ahead and take a closer look before it quickly wiggles away. Click on the photo to find out how to know if you’re seeing a shiny reptile as opposed to a slimy worm.


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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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