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Health & Nutrition

Extension offers a wealth of educational programs that address public health issues, improve economic well-being, and help people make healthier, better-informed decisions. Programs range from local foods, food safety, and food preservation to gardening and environmental efforts.

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Safe Plates Food Safety Course

Are you interested in a Certified Food Protection Manager Course for you or your employees? NC Safe Plates is …

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Food Drive

Burke county 4-H and N.C. Cooperative Extension, Burke County Center are hosting a Food Drive. Help us fill our …

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Summer Canning Workshops

Canning season is upon us! As canning season approaches, there are a few things to inspect to ensure a …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Ginseng Disease Control - Phytophthora and Alternaria

Phytophthora leaf blight and root rot is a devastating disease which causes a leaf blight …

Sources of Goldenseal Seeds, Plants or Roots

This publication offers a list of companies and nurseries that carry goldenseal seeds or plants …

Direct to Food Bank and Food Pantry Donations

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses food donations given …

3 weeks agoLocal Foods

Venison Donation Programs

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses venison donation programs …

4/18/18Local Foods

4-H Chicken Donation: Embryology to Harvesting

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses 4-H projects that …

4/18/18Local Foods

Home Composting with Earthworms

Worms can turn food scraps into a soil amendment called vermicompost — worm castings — …

4/9/18

Barriers and Strategies to Connecting Urban Audiences to Wildlife and Nature: Results from a Multi-Method Research Project

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

2/28/18

Appendix H. Community Gardening Resources

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

2/14/18