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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.

Cover photo for Alamance Gardener - July 2020

Alamance Gardener - July 2020

When enough is too much, the damage shows up later. Read more about summer plant problems in this month’s …

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Check Out 4-H Summer Programs!

This summer, we are hosting four upcoming summer programs for 4-H participants! All programs will be virtual. Take a …

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Alamance Gardener - May 2020

Spring is busting out all over! Tips for weed and mosquito wrangling and some not-so-scary murder hornet info in …

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Virtual Med Instead of Meds

Classes starting next week at NO COST to participants! Med Instead of Meds was created by a group of nutrition …

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Alamance Gardener - April 2020

These may be interesting times, but there’s still plenty to do and learn while staying at home. Maybe get …

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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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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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Cost Analysis for Improving Park Facilities to Promote Park-based Physical Activity

As public parks and recreation facilities are increasingly positioned as health resources, greater demands for …

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Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

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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. …

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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 …

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

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

8/13/20For Safety's Sake