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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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Grow and Graze Podcast

The Grow and Graze Podcast provides another way for Cherokee County citizens to learn tips on gardening/farming, youth programs, food …

Walk for Wellness Group

Walk for Wellness Group

Join us for the Walk for Wellness Group Every Tuesday in November! Taking a walk is becoming more enjoyable as …

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Summer Fun With Cherokee County 4-H

Cherokee County 4-H in partnership with the Cherokee County Schools 21st Century Learning Centers Summer Camp Program and Cherokee …

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Could You Be the First NC Ag Star?

Paige King Johnson is a singer-songwriter originally from Angier, NC now traveling back and forth from Nashville, TN. She …

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Lift Program Offered to Seniors

What is LIFT? It is an evidence-based 8 week strength training program to help older-adults meet physical activity guidelines. LIFT …

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Asian Giant Hornet ID Guide

A Side by Side Comparison of the Asian Giant Hornet and Other Insects The following are some insects that might …

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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, …

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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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This publication summarizes the findings of a research project aimed at understanding urban audiences, identifying …

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