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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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Foraging for Backyard Edibles

Check out the NC State Extension Homegrown Video Series for information you can trust from In the Kitchen, In the Garden, …

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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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Plants Do That . . . Inside

“When plants are around, students are just smarter and pay more attention,” says Dr. Charles Hall, Ellison Chair, Texas A&M. This information …

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Food Preservation Classes Offered

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

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities Through Gardens

Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more …

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

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

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 …

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis L.)

This publication discusses growing and harvesting bloodroot, a spring wildflower used to produce natural red, …

Commercial Goldenseal Cultivation

This factsheet covers commercial goldenseal production in North Carolina, a highly valued medicinal herb which …

Helping Children Cope with Stress

This publication describes how children cope with stress and summarizes practices that parents can use …

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Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

This guide lists the problems that can arise in making sweet gherkin pickles and describes …

Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.