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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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Freezer Meal Workshop

The number one reason people give for not fixing meals at home is they do not have enough time. …

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Extension Master Food Volunteer Program

Grow. Cook. Eat. Application Opens is Monday, June 3, 2019 Application Deadline is Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Interview Date is Friday, August …

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Safe Plates Class

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Edgecombe County will be offering a Safe Plates Food Safety Certification Class, March 26–28, 2019. Successful …

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Cooking Under Pressure

Do you have an electric pressure cooker or plan to get one and are not sure how to use …

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Healthy for the Holidays

This program has been CANCELED. Stay tuned for future programs after the new year. For Holiday program offerings this year, …

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4-H This Fall

Check out our November 2018 newsletter – we have a lot of opportunities for you to get involved this …

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Home Canning Series

Edgecombe County Cooperative Extension will be hosting a summer home canning workshop series. Participants will learn how to safely …

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Strawberry Jam Workshop

Spring is just around the corner and it will not be long before we see fields of strawberries and …

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Plants Do That . . . Inside

“When plants are around, students are just smarter and pay more attention,” says Dr. Charles Hall, Ellison Chair, Texas A&M. This information …

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This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

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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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