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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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Online Med Instead of Meds Class!

This virtual 6-session class will dive into the 7 simple steps to eating the Mediterranean Way to prevent chronic …

Eat the Mediterranean way, class series Jan 21 - Feb 25 and Jan 23 - Feb 27

Med Instead of Meds - January 2020

Simple, Delicious, Satisfying. Two Med Instead of Meds class series are registering now for classes in January. Registration fee …

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Outdoor Cooking Food Safety

Prepare as much as you can in your kitchen: One of the biggest concerns with outdoor cooking is ensuring the …

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Turkey Tips With Agent Spatula

Dear Agent Spatula, I think I need professional help. Over the years I have learned some hard turkey cooking lessons …

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Grilling Tips

Hey everyone! This is Zach Troutman, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent with Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. With the weather …

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

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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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Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities Through Gardens

Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more …

10/14/20
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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 …

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 …

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. …