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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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Budding Cooks

Budding Cooks is a virtual, four-week, beginner’s food preparation program that will be presented via Zoom, beginning July 20, 2021. …

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Food Preservation Classes 2021

During a time when food supply chains are uncertain, knowing how to preserve your own produce has never been …

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Channel Your Inner Popeye!

Like Popeye the Sailor Man says, “I’m strong to the finish ’cause I eats me spinach!” Spinach is in season …

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Cook Smart, Eat Smart Classes

North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Henderson and Transylvania County Centers are offering a virtual Cook Smart, Eat Smart, program. In …

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Should You Wash the Turkey?

To wash or not to wash the turkey – that is the question. Listen to Professor Ben Chapman from NC …

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Holiday Safety Social Media Toolkit

What You Should Know about the Holidays? The Holiday Safety Social Media Toolkit contains safety and preparedness information and resource …

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