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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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Holiday Food Safety Resources

Here are some supplemental Holiday food safety resources that may assist you with safe Holiday cooking this season. Hotlines USDA Meat …

Food Drive

Holiday Food Drive

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Guilford County, in support of the Out of the Garden Project: How Can I Donate? Bring your …

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It's Soup Time!!

Soups are great for the Fall and Winter because they warm the body and they can serve as an …

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Portion Control for the Holiday Season

Written By: Ja’nia Morrow Guilford County Agricultural Center Intern Have you ever thought to yourself, “Wow, that meal was amazing, but …

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Food Safety and Thanksgiving

November is finally here and it’s been quite the year. However, we still have plenty of things to be …

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NC Crunch October 21

Celebrate National Farm to School Month by crunching into a locally grown apple on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at noon. Across North Carolina, kids …

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Packet Meals

Are you strapped for time? Sure, you are! Do you ever wish you could just have a meal ready …

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Put a Freeze on Foodborne Illness

As more and more people prepare meals at home, it’s important to follow food safety guidelines when shopping, preparing, …

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Canning Equipment: Resources

Hello Everyone, It seems like we are experiencing the old canning shortage of 1975. I want to give you some survival …

Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Season: Food Safety

Hello Everyone, As you already know, hurricane season is upon us. We would like to share some resources and tips …

Motivation Monday

Motivation Monday

Health and wellness agent, Vincent Webb, is here to walk you though basic workout moves every Monday on Facebook. …

Agricultura Urbana Sostenible

Agricultura Urbana Sostenible

Evento ofrecido en idioma español únicamente. Este programa provee información hortícola, con base in investigación científica, a residentes de …

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Gleaned Sweetpotatoes: Storage, Recipes, and Quick Facts

Do you have sweetpotatoes that have been gleaned that you plan on using or donating? …

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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 …

Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

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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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. …