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Cover photo for Summer Cookout Food Safety

Summer Cookout Food Safety

Summer is here and chances are you have started to use your grill more frequently. When you are preparing …

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2022 4-H Plant Sale a Success!!

Thank you to everyone that purchased plants during our 2022 4-H plant sale! For all supporters who purchased plants, …

Cover photo for 2022 4-H Plant Sale, Order Now

2022 4-H Plant Sale, Order Now

Cherokee County 4-H annual plant and fruit tree sale started January 26 and will continue through the March 14. …

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Exploring Nutritional Half-Truths

There’s a lot of dietary information that sounds good on the surface, but stops short of being sound advice. It’s …

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Online 'Beginner' BEES School

The NC State University Apiculture Department is pleased to announce two options for online beekeeper training for new or beginning …

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Business of Farming Conference

ASAP’s (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project) Business of Farming Conference is one of the region’s premier events dedicated to providing …

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Building Local Food Economies: A Guide for Governments

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

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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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Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

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Growing and Cooking Fruits and Vegetables at Childcare Centers

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21. Youth, Community, and Therapeutic Gardening

This Youth, Community, and Therapeutic Gardening Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook helps volunteers understand …

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