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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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Farm City Week Banquet

November 26, 2019, at the Catawba County Country Club from 5:30–9 p.m. Ticket sales end Tuesday, November 19. More information on …

Veggie Hacks

Lately, in conversations around our home, my children have been discussing “hacks.” Not really sure what that meant, they …

Cover photo for 2019 Catawba County Local Food Guide

2019 Catawba County Local Food Guide

Mobile friendly website is now open. https://catawbacountyfood.weebly.com/ Printable pdf 2019 Catawba County Local Food Guide printable …

What Is FCS?

Hello! My name is Andrea Sherrill and I am the new Family & Consumer Sciences Agent for N.C. Cooperative …

N.C. Cooperative Extension Mini Course

Free program! For the first time the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Catawba County Center is offering its own mini course! This five-week …

raised bed garden

School Garden Workshop!

October 13, 2018 – 2 p.m. Agriculture Resource Center 1175 S Brady Ave, Newton, NC Are you interested in starting a new …

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Farm to Fork Recipes

Check out a new resource with recipes and resources to help you make the most of foods you find …

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 …