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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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Empowering Youth & Families

Join our Empowering Youth & Families Program to gain 18 new tools to strengthen your family while also teaching …

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Local Food Drive!

We are excited to celebrate the 33rd Annual Small Farms Week by hosting a local food drive. Please help …

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Golden Shoe Event

We are excited to partner with Stanly County Health Department & Parks and Rec on the 2019 Golden Shoe …

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2019 Learning to Grow Series

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Stanly County Center is excited to offer the 2019 Learning to Grow Series! This series of …

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Join the 2018 Holiday Challenge!

You are invited to join the 12th annual Eat Smart, Move More, Maintain, don’t gain! Holiday Challenge. Rather than focusing on …

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A Canning Workshop Success

“I am so excited to be here learning how to can safely”, shared Jenna Miller (pictured above) upon her …

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Tomato Palooza- July 19

What’s it about… Tomato Tasting Contests: Best flavor, Largest, Most unique, Best Tomato Dish Tomato Growing Tips Seminar Open to all! All entries received …

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"Raining" in Mosquitoes

Recent heavy rains and flooding across many areas of the state will create many breeding areas for mosquitoes. While …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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. …

4/3/19

Farm to Early Care and Education Local Food Purchasing Guide

There are many different ways to buy local food, and this guide provides information that …

3/27/19Local Foods

Care and Planting of Ginseng Seed and Roots

This factsheet covers propagating (by seed and by transplant) ginseng, which requires a period of …

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Best Practices for Utilizing Local Food in Nutrition Education and Cooking Classes

This publication provides practical tips on how to promote health eating by incorporating fresh, local …

2/5/19Local Foods
People work in a community food garden.

Master Gardener Volunteers and Community / Home Gardens

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses using community and …

1/29/19Local Foods
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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? …

12/5/18
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Local Food Systems: Clarifying Current Research

This publication discusses the environmental, economic, health, and community benefits that local food systems provide …

11/14/18Local Foods
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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 …