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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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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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Small Farms Week

We are kick-starting our Small Farms Week Celebration with a canned food drive and submission of a farmer or …

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Quarantine Valentine's

Virtual Heart-Healthy Dinner Cook Along & Bingo Friday, February 12, 2021, at 6 p.m. Does COVID-19 have you and your significant …

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Heart Healthy Living

Have you ever had that feeling where your lose your breath for a few minutes, your palms starts to …

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2021 Small Plant Sale

Each year we sell plants to support the different local programs that we provide to the county. Below is …

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Saving Milk

One of my favorite childhood movies was Heidi. There are many versions but I’ve only seen the one made …

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So Easy to Preserve

If you are preparing to preserve the harvest from your summer garden then you will want to purchase one …

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Growing Your Pantry Series

Join us on Facebook in July for the Growing Your Pantry series with Der Holcomb, Extension Agent, Family and …

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