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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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Summer Thrive With McDowell 4-H

Summer Thrive is a program that provides fun, outdoor activities for families at the Marion Community Park or other …

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Stay Safe This Picnic Season

Summer time means lots of picnics and outdoor gatherings. Here are a few tips to keep you and your …

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Ready to Make an Impact?

VOLUNTEER! Volunteers are the heart of N.C. Cooperative Extension. Volunteers are the key to our success. You, an existing or …

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May Is National Salsa Month

May has been declared National Salsa Month! Salsa is usually a tomato based recipe with onions, peppers and spices …

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March Is Living Well Month

Health is a lot more than how one looks and feels. Conversations about health should include all eight dimensions …

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Reduce Food Waste in 2022

With the start of a new year, many of us make resolutions or set goals to try and change …

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Eating Healthy in the New Year

If you make goals for the New Year, think about adding eating healthy and cooking more this year. Here …

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Safe Holiday Food Gifts

Many of us are looking for new ideas for gifts this holiday season or we may give gifts of …

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Cold Weather Blues?

Has the cooler weather put a stop to your outside play with the kids? Are you trying to get …

Garfield 4-H Wants You

4-H Wants You

Do you have a couple of extra hours a month to volunteer? Are you interested in sharing your knowledge …

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November Is National Pepper Month

November is National Pepper Month. Peppers come in many different colors. Red, green, orange, yellow and even purple. They …

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 …

5/10/22

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
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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 …

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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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Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

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