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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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Cover photo for Forsyth County Volunteer Awards

Forsyth County Volunteer Awards

National Volunteer Week falls on the third week of April each year, and North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County …

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Microgreens Workshop

Tuesday April 19 at 10:00 a.m. Learn the basics of microgreen gardening and gain hands-on experience preparing and seeding trays …

Canning Season Is Here!!!

Spring is here and beautiful days are ahead. It’s time to plan and preserve some of your fresh grown …

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Canner Lid Testing

Canning season is right around the corner and It’s time to test canner lids! Don’t wait until the last minute …

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Take Control: Reduce Added Sugars

Take Control: Reduce Added Sugars Happy Holidays! This is one of the most wonderful times of the year…there’ll be parties …

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Pickling During The Winter Season

Do you enjoy pungent, sweet-sour flavors? Pickling fruits and vegetables may just delight your taste buds. Pickling is an …

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