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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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Cover photo for Live My Best Life Now!

Live My Best Life Now!

Live My Best Life Now! Join us for a fun and engaging shot-term program is designed for teens to learn …

Summer Camps

EFNEP Summer Camps

It’s that time of year again…school’s almost over, which means it’s time for summer camps! The Expanded Food and Nutrition …

tick

Pest Alert - Ticks in the Landscape

Although there are several ticks that parasitize people and animals, the deer tick is the most concerning. Ixodes (Deer) ticks …

Kitchen and Pantry Health Day

Kitchen & Pantry Health Days!

We seem to take care of everyone and everything these days, but have you ever considered taking care of …

Families Eating Smart and Moving More 2

You're Invited to EFNEP Classes!

It’s officially spring in Henderson County, so we’re seeing new things every day: new buds on the trees, new …

Vanilla

A Little Bit Vanilla

Cultivated in hot climates with high heat and high humidity, vanilla is second only to saffron in terms of …

Scrapple

National Scrapple Day

While scrapple can claim roots in Germany, the regional dish as it is known today is distinctly American. Pan …

Cover photo for National Sandwich Day

National Sandwich Day

One of the questions I often ask when getting to know someone is, “what meal would you pick if …

Chocolate

National Chocolate Day

Cacao is nothing short of a magical bean with over 600 flavor profiles, once used by the Aztecs as …

Cover photo for Wasps at Porch Lights

Wasps at Porch Lights

In recent weeks we’ve been getting a lot of messages regarding large wasps coming to porch lights. In all …

pressure

Don't Blow Your Top!

A pressure canner is a very important piece of equipment when it comes to home food preservation. Making sure …

Cover photo for Dana Elementary School Garden

Dana Elementary School Garden

Around February 2021, the School Garden at Dana Elementary was neglected after a couple of years. The garden needed …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Identifying and Responding to Factors That Can Affect Egg Quality and Appearance

This publication is a useful resource that shell egg producers can use to identify egg …

6 days ago

Mold Testing

This publication discusses the pros and cons of mold testing in a home.

4/20/22

Appendix H. Community Gardening Resources

This appendix is part of the Extension Gardener Handbook and gives users to the tools …

2/1/22
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 …