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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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Brunswick Stew Cook off

Brunswick Stew Cook-Off

Brunswick stew was Currituck County’s fall favorite. If you have a killer family recipe, consider entering it in the …

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Handmade and Homegrown Contest

Did you create, bake, grow, or preserve something awesome this year? Show it off at our Handmade and Homegrown …

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Packing Healthy School Lunches

Back to school season is here and it’s time to start thinking about school lunch. School lunches are designed …

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Fall Self-Care Series

As we begin to work back towards our normal fall routines of school and work, let us not forget …

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Protection for Fun in the Sun

Sun safety is always in season. It’s important to protect your skin from sun damage throughout the year, no …

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Independence Day Resources

We at the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center would like to wish you all a happy and …

Abbigail Rose

Currituck County Intern

NC State Extension announced that Abby Rose is completing an Extension internship this summer with the N.C. Cooperative Extension, …

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Seafood Cook Along 

As the summer progresses do you find yourself craving more and more local seafood? But are you burnt out …

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Mental Health Pop-Up Series 

May is Mental Health month and N.C. Cooperative Extension wants to help you take care of your mental health. …

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Herbs and Spices Cook Along 

Are you ready to get back in the Extension Kitchen? Well, we are ready to welcome you back! Join …

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2021 Virtual Women’s Health Fair 

May 9–15 is National Women’s Health Week. N.C. Cooperative Extension in Pasquotank County is hosting a Virtual Women’s Health …

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How to Reduce Your Kitchen Waste

Earth Day is April 22 and N.C. Cooperative Extension is celebrating by providing a series of earth day workshops. …

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6-Week Virtual Yoga Series 

Would you like to relax, stretch, and win some cool prizes? Join us for our FREE 6-week virtual yoga …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

Home Composting with Earthworms

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

6/30/21
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Clothes Moths and Carpet Beetles: Identifying and Controlling Fabric Pests

This publication describes common fabric pests, their habits, and what to do if you find …

6/15/21Household Pests
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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …