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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.

Winter Hemp Meeting Flyer

Winter Hemp Meeting

Please join us for a winter hemp meeting on December 16, 2019, at 9 a.m. at the Rowan County …

Cover photo for Fall 4-H Plant Sale 2019

Fall 4-H Plant Sale 2019

Please support 4-H by ordering plants during our Fall 2019 4-H Plant Sale! All orders are due by October …

Backyard Poultry Lunch N' Learn Flyer

Backyard Poultry Lunch N' Learn Series

Pre-registration is required by the Monday preceding the workshop you wish to attend. Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Wednesday, …

Chicken

Chicken Workshop

RSVP to this upcoming chicken workshop by calling 704-216-8970. When: July 15, 2019, 2019, from 6–7:30 p.m. Where: N.C. Cooperative Extension, …

Cover photo for Big Dreams Small Farms Series

Big Dreams Small Farms Series

For more information, please call Morgan Watts, N.C. Cooperative Extension, Rowan County Center Livestock Agent, at 704-216-8970. When: March 13, …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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. …

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

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

Photo: Little fingers loosening roots before planting.

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 …

Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa L.)

Black cohosh is a member of the Ranunculaceae family. It is a native medicinal plant …

Mold Testing

This publication discusses the pros and cons of mold testing in a home.

10/1/19

Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

This publication covers best freezing practices for a variety of fruits.

9/26/19

Insect Repellent Products

This document is presented to answer some commonly asked questions about repellents and mechanical devices …

Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

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 …