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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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The Cost of Convenience

We’ve all fallen victim to the lure of convenience foods at the grocery store. Salad mix with dressing included, frozen …

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Conquering Fitness Goals in 2020

Have you experienced failure in setting past resolutions or have you been simply disappointed that you couldn’t maintain the …

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Canning Class Schedule Posted

Join us for Canning with Cooperative Extension! 2020 dates March 10 & 30 – Fermentation (2 classes) May 21 – Strawberries June 16 …

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We Grow Guilford County

We hear it all the time. What’s Cooperative Extension? What do you do? We partner with our community to deliver …

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Movement of the Month How-to Videos

Hey, Everyone!! Nutrition and Wellness have started a Movement of the Month Series (M.O.M) to showcase different exercises, fitness …

Movement of the Month

Hello Everyone, We have returned with the fitness video updates and it’s called Movement of the Month “aka” M.O.M. In …

Movement Mondays!!

Movement Mondays’ movement is the simple bend and lift movement. This movement is very important to our everyday lives …

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Movement Mondays!

Hello Everyone! The movement for this Monday is the bicep curl! Please check out the video for the “How …

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Essential Kitchen Tools for Beginner Cooks

Essential Kitchen Tools for Beginner Cooks Sharon Salomon, MS, RD Published October 16, 2017 Courtesy of Tom Perkins/Thinkstock Walk into a kitchen supply store …

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Think You Know Sugar?

Sugar 101 Sugar – is table sugar which shown below is:sucrose = fructose + glucose Sugars – any combination of …

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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 …

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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 …

Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa L.)

Black cohosh is a member of the Ranunculaceae family. It is a native medicinal plant …

Mold Testing

This publication discusses the pros and cons of mold testing in a home.

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Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

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

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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 …