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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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August 2019 Food Preservation Classes

Food Preservation Classes The North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Watauga County Center will be offering two food preservation classes in August. Choose …

Radon Test Kit Instructions

Free Radon Test Kits Available

The N.C. Cooperative Extension of Watauga County has a limited number of radon test kits available free of charge. …

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Pizza Adventure Week 2019

Updated: Pizza Adventure Week is now full. The N.C. Cooperative Extension, Watauga County Center will offer a Pizza Adventure Week: Local …

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Food Preservation Classes Offered

Three Food Preservation classes are being offered through NC Cooperative Extension. Choose to attend one, two, or all three classes. …

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NC Safe Plates Classes

NC Safe Plates is a new Food Safety Manager Certification Course developed by NC State University and an alternative …

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Hands-on Canning Class

To learn how to safely preserve your garden bounty, sign up for a hands-on canning class, offered by Margie …

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NC Safe Plates Course Offered

NC Safe Plates is a new Food Safety Manager Certification Course developed by NC State University and an alternative …

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Extension Offers Teen Cooking Class

Watauga’s N.C. Cooperative Extension Service is now taking registrations for our summer Teen Cooking Class. This week-long class series runs …

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Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

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