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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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Meal Prep for Mondays

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

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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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Tasty Tuesdays Cooking Class

Class meets each Tuesday in November. Make over your holiday cooking with this hands-on cooking class. Cost …

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Low Carb Cooking Camp

Wednesday, August 16th – Friday, August 18th 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Washington County Extension Office, …

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Insect Repellent Products

This document is presented to answer some commonly asked questions about repellents and mechanical devices …

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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. …

Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

This publication covers best freezing practices for a variety of fruits.

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Cleaning Flooded Upholstered Furniture, Curtains, Bedding, Table Linens and Other Household Textiles

This publication covers important information about cleaning household textiles after a flood.

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This publication offers safety tips and first aid procedures to prevent and treat heat stress …

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There are many different ways to buy local food, and this guide provides information that …

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Active Aging: Making the Most Out of Life

This brief publication is intended to give you research-based information about positive possibilities for the …

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