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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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Live Radio Programs

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions in order we are currently not able to do face-to-face programming. We would like …

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COVID-19 Resources for Families

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has many concerned and looking for resources. There are lots of resources out there through social …

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Apple Time!

The topic everyone is talking about here in Alexander County is the heatwave we are still experiencing. Fall is …

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May Safe Plates Class

What is Safe Plates? Safe plates is a food safety training course developed by NC State University. Certification is based …

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2020 Small Plant Sale

We have sold out of lots of plants. Items we still have available: Grapes, Asian Pears, Celeste Fig Trees. …

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MED Instead of MEDS

Series dates are as follows: January 29, 2019 February 5, 2019 February 26, 2019 March 5, 2019 March 26, 2019 April 2, 2019 Each class will …

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Preserving the Harvest Series

Check out an upcoming series of classes Der Holcomb, Extension Agent, Family, & Consumer Science will be offering: For more …

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Culinary Herb Container Workshop

Tuesday, March 22, 2018 5:30–7:30 p.m. Extension Learning Center 376 1st Ave SW Taylorsville, Nc 28681 Visit http://go.ncsu.edu/alexanderherbclass to register for the …

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COVID-19 and Other Viral Respiratory Illnesses: Preventative Measures

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Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

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 …

Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry

Maintaining good sanitation throughout production and handling of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries is important. …

2/19/20

Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

2/12/20For Safety's Sake

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

This guide lists the problems that can arise in making sweet gherkin pickles and describes …

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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. …