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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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Summer Series - Fresh Salsa

Try these healthy and easy summer salsas! You can print the Pico de Gallo recipe and the Peach Salsa …

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Water Challenge

Do you drink enough water? Are you up for a challenge? Join our 30-day water challenge! Participation is open to …

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4-H Fair Oatmeal Bread

From: Heartland, the Best of the Old and the New from the Midwest Kitchens, 1991 By: Marcia Adams See the below …

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Cooking With Families

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Washington County and the MTW District Health Department are teaming up to offer this amazing …

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Elderberry Syrup Class

Learn how to make elderberry syrup! October 17, 2019 N.C. Cooperative Extension of Washington County 128 E. Water Street Two classes will be offered. …

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Meal Prep for Mondays

THE SEASON FINALE! Week 5 of our MEAL PREP FOR MONDAYS series. These family-friendly recipes can be made over …

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Meal Prep-Hurricane Snacks

MEAL PREP FOR MONDAYS series. These energy balls can give your body the fuel it needs to tough out …

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Week 2 Meal Prep for Mondays

Week 2 of our MEAL PREP FOR MONDAYS series. These family-friendly recipes can be made over the weekend to …

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Meal Prep for Mondays

Week 1 of our MEAL PREP FOR MONDAYS series. These family-friendly recipes can be made over the weekend to …

Hemp License Still Required

1/15/2019 – The new 2018 Farm Bill does NOT change the requirement for NC hemp growers to have a …

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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 …

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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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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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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 …

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Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

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

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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 …