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Health & Nutrition

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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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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Free EFNEP Online Classes

The First 20 Participants will receive $15 Local Farmers Market Coupons! Sign-up for free online EFNEP classes! At your own pace …

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Faithful Families - Thriving Communities

Is your faith-based organization planning to add community outreach? Or does your faith-based organization need a free, structured program? Faithful Families is …

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The Big Give Event!

Mills River Farmers Market is partnering with with Interfaith Assistance Ministries to host THE BIG GIVE this weekend! Fresh produce …

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Welcome Back!

Our office is now open to the public again! To help maintain social distancing, only 3 visitors will be …

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4-H End of Summer 2020 Programming!

Henderson County 4-H is excited to share this year’s fun and engaging self-paced summer programming opportunities! Registration will continue until …

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Count on Me NC

Here in North Carolina, we are preparing to enter Phase 2 of relaxed restrictions. Part of this is equipping …

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Cost Analysis for Improving Park Facilities to Promote Park-based Physical Activity

As public parks and recreation facilities are increasingly positioned as health resources, greater demands for …

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Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

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

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. …

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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 …

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

This guide lists the problems that can arise in making sweet gherkin pickles and describes …

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