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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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Alamance County 4-H Blood Drive

Help support our Community Service project this year by donating blood. Alamance County 4-H will be having our first …

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Spring 2019 Solutions Newsletter

N.C. Cooperative Extension in Alamance County is Springing Green! Read all about it here: Solutions Newsletter Spring …

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FCS March Newsletter

Three Cheers for Cabbage! Check out different recipe ideas for this under-rated vegetable and its relatives. Remember to scroll to …

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Solutions - Winter 2019

Wondering what’s happening with N.C. Cooperative Extension in Alamance County? Wonder no more – here’s your Solutions, Winter edition! Winter …

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The Fall 2018 Edition of Solutions

Fall 2018https://alamance.ces.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Fall-2018.pdf It’s a Fall Frenzy at Extension! Read all about it in this issue of …

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Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

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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. …

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Thawing Food Safely

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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. …