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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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RESCHEDULED Eat.Move.Save.

Do you need more encouragement to eat healthy and move more? This series will help you do just that …

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Wasps at Porch Lights

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

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Compost Bin Discounts!

I have tried out two dozen types of compost bins at my Compost Learning Lab at NC State University and these …

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The Grow Box

A program of Garden fun for your family delivered to your door from North Carolina 4-H and the JC …

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Radical Roots: Sweetpotatoes

Often referred to as the “Orange Superfood”, the sweetpotato is an integral part of the American diet. From casseroles …

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"Raining" in Mosquitoes

Recent heavy rains and flooding across many areas of the state will create many breeding areas for mosquitoes. While …

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Lactic Acid Fermentation

This factsheet describes the processes involved in creating fermented foods like yogurt, picked vegetables, and …

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Vinegar Making

This factsheet describes the process of making vinegar.

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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 …

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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 …

Appendix H. Community Gardening Resources

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

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