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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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Hands-on Canning Classes

Interested in learning how to pressure can foods?? Here is a hands-on workshop for you. Food Preservation Classes N.C. Cooperative Extension, Orange …

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Extension at Home Series

Early spring in North Carolina means an abundance of root vegetables. Together, we will learn how we can enjoy …

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February Is American Heart Month

American Heart Month is observed each year in February. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cardiovascular disease is …

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Extension at Home Series

Join us to learn how to keep your body moving whether at home or at a fitness facility. Use …

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Let's Make Strawberry Jam

Would you like to learn how to jam the early spring/summer bounty? If so, please join me as I will …

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