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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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Home Extension Gardener Series

Location: Pamlico Agriculture Center Time: 9–noon April 18, 2019 – Vegetable Gardening and Growing in Containers May 2, 2019 – Home Fruit …

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Green Time Not Screen Time

Surrounded as we are by the great natural beauty of Pamlico County, the Neuse River, and the Croatoan, it …

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2019 Summer Fun

4-H Summer Fun Programs are a great way for children to learn and grow during the Summer months. Each …

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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. …