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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.

Homemade Holiday Gifts to Share

This Holiday Season, give your family, friends, and co-workers a gift from the heart of your home, the kitchen. …

Friendsgiving!!

Yep, Friendsgiving, the word is a mix up of “friends” and “Thanksgiving” and the idea is to spend an …

Falling for Fresh, Local Pecans

Pecans are a mainstay in so many recipes in the South; it’s almost like a requirement!! Pecans are packed …

Guilt Free Spaghetti Squash

If you are like me you are a true pasta lover, but know that all of those carbs aren’t …

Cast Iron Cooking

There is nothing more reliable, long lasting and rugged than a cast iron frying pan. Everyone needs one, you …

Crockpots Are Still My Favorite

Crockpots are Still My Favorite These days there are so many new cooking gadgets and equipment to choose from, from …

Summer Bounty – Fresh Okra

Okra is either one of those vegetables that you love or you simply love to hate. Known for its …

Fresh Figs!

Fresh figs are a Southern favorite, and if you are lucky enough to snag some before the birds and …

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 …