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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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Planting Calendar for WNC

With so many of us changing our daily routines and general practices, many of us are thinking about what …

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4-H Small Fruit Sale-CANCELED

Where: N.C. Cooperative Extension of Rutherford County office Taking orders now, come by the office or call 828-287-6010. Pick Up Dates: March 25, …

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Cooking School 2020

Featuring Mediterranean food! 2020 dates are as follows: March 12 What’s for Dinner? April 14 Outdoor Cooking May 12 Herb Appeal June 18 Cooking for One July 16 Make-Ahead Meals August …

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September Cooking School

The N.C. Cooperative Extension of Rutherford County is holding the September Cooking School on September 19, 2019. The topic of this month is: Bread & …

Extension Master Food Volunteer

Are you passionate about cooking, nutrition, health, or just simply – food? If you answered yes to any of …

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Hydroponics and Growing Indoors

Learn to grow healthy fruits and vegetables indoors! When: August 20, 2019, at 10 a.m. Where: Rutherford County Library Hydroponics and Growing …

Kitchen Science Youth Age 12-19

Learn culinary skills by exploring the science behind the magic of baking. To register call 828-287-6010 or email cynthia_robbins@ncsu.edu. All …

Chronic Diseases

Chronic diseases and conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and obesity, are among the most common, …

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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 …

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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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Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

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Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

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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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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 …