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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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Canning Foods

Do’s and Don’ts of Canning

Spring is here and summer is around the corner which means the garden’s bounty is soon to follow. With …

Mediterranean Diet

Med Instead of Meds

Happy National Mediterranean Diet Month! Did you know that two-thirds of chronic diseases can be prevented by lifestyle changes, …

Greek Chicken Pitas

This was the second dish we made during our Cook Smart, Eat Smart cooking series. For this easy meal …

Cabbage Roll Casserole

If you’re looking for a quick and easy meal with seasonal flavor, look no further. This one pan meal …

Easy Homemade Meatballs

If you need a good basic meatball recipe that is easy and versatile, this is it! You can keep …

Mediterranean Bowl

This bowl comes together super easily, is great to prepare ahead of time for busy days, and is completely …

Banana Nut Med Muffins

These healthy muffins are great for either breakfast or a snack. There is no added sugar, but the healthy …

Oven Roasted Salmon

This article was prepared by Alaina Walsh, Sampson County Extension Master Food Volunteer. Salmon is an excellent source of …

Barbacoa Beef

Tired of chicken for dinner every night? In the words of a friend of mine, “this is perfect if …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Identifying and Responding to Factors That Can Affect Egg Quality and Appearance

This publication is a useful resource that shell egg producers can use to identify egg …

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Mold Testing

This publication discusses the pros and cons of mold testing in a home.

4/20/22

Appendix H. Community Gardening Resources

This appendix is part of the Extension Gardener Handbook and gives users to the tools …

2/1/22
Searching for ripe tomatoes.

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 …

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 …

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 …