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Extension offers a wealth of educational programs that help people make healthier, better-informed decisions and grow our economy. Programs cover a variety of areas from local foods and food safety to gardening and environmental efforts.

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Horse Health Series

Horse Health Series Join N.C. Cooperative Extension in Onslow, Lenoir, Greene, Jones, Pamlico, and Craven Counties for virtual training via …

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Saving Milk

One of my favorite childhood movies was Heidi. There are many versions but I’ve only seen the one made …

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Growing Together Montgomery

Did you have a summer garden and have been wondering what you can do to continue producing fresh food …

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2020 National Farmers Market Week

This week is National Farmers Market Week which is an annual celebration of farmers markets coordinated by the Farmers …

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Mental Health During CO-VID 19

With the current uncertainty about the future and restrictions on regular habits, more people are experiencing mental health issues. …

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Heading Back to School or Back to Work?

Our friends at Tennesse State University Cooperative Extension have put together some excellent resources about easing the transition back …

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Teaching Kids at Home

Our friends at Tennessee State University Cooperative Extenstion have put together some wonderful resources about how to teach kids …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Searching for ripe tomatoes.

Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, warm-season fruits and vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. …

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

Photo: Little fingers loosening roots before planting.

Growing and Cooking Fruits and Vegetables at Childcare Centers

This factsheet summarizes the benefits of fruit and vegetable gardening with children. It includes age-appropriate …

HACCP in Your School

This manual covers Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), a food safety plan for schools …

10/6/21

Home Composting with Earthworms

Earthworms can turn food scraps into a soil amendment called vermicompost — worm castings — …

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