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Health & Nutrition

Extension offers a wealth of educational programs that address public health issues, improve economic well-being, and help people make healthier, better-informed decisions. Programs range from local foods, food safety, and food preservation to gardening and environmental efforts.

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Plants Do That . . . Inside

“When plants are around, students are just smarter and pay more attention,” says Dr. Charles Hall, Ellison Chair, Texas A&M. This information …

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Yoga With Goats

October 07, 2017 – November 25, 2017 (Every Sunday, Saturday) Hux Family Farm 1923 Shaw Rd, Durham, NC 27704 Instructors will lead you …

Upcoming Horticulture Classes

Need a little help from the experts when it comes to beautifying your lawn, controlling insects in the garden, …

More in My Basket

More In My Basket (MIMB) is a program of North Carolina State University, North Carolina Cooperative Extension that helps …

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"Dining In" for Healthy Families

Family & Consumer Sciences Day – December 3, 2015 “Dining In” for Healthy Families You and your family are invited to participate …

Living Healthy With Diabetes

Living with or caring for someone with Diabetes can affect your quality of life. This workshop will give you …

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Cleveland County Kitchen

Cleveland County Kitchen is a collaboration between N.C. Cooperative Extension and Cleveland Community College to showcase local farmers and …

Cooking Healthy for the Holidays

Healthy Holiday Cooking “Healthy” and “holiday” don’t usually find themselves in the same sentence, especially when it comes to food. But that …

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Preserving Summer's Bounty Workshops!

With Nancy Abasiekong & Melinda Houser Extension Agents, Family & Consumer Sciences N.C. Cooperative Extension Home Canning Basics: Green Beans & Pickles (Learn …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

A Housing Safety Checklist for Older People

This checklist describes household conditions that can be hazardous to the elderly and recommends ways …

8/24/18

Care and Planting of Ginseng Seed and Roots

This factsheet covers propagating (by seed and by transplant) ginseng, which requires a period of …

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Direct to Food Bank and Food Pantry Donations

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses food donations given …

7/20/18Local Foods

Insect Repellent Products

This document is presented to answer some commonly asked questions about repellents and mechanical devices …

Ginseng Disease Control - Phytophthora and Alternaria

Phytophthora leaf blight and root rot is a devastating disease which causes a leaf blight …

Sources of Goldenseal Seeds, Plants or Roots

This publication offers a list of companies and nurseries that carry goldenseal seeds or plants …

Hunters donate venison.

Venison Donation Programs

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses venison donation programs …

4/18/18Local Foods
4-H students hold chickens.

4-H Chicken Donation: Embryology to Harvesting

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses 4-H projects that …

4/18/18Local Foods