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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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Pickling Class

Pickling foods creates a tasty product using salt, spices, vinegar and/or sugar. The acidic environment in pickling is important …

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Youth Snack Day! With FCS

We all get hungry! Ever get stuck trying to decide on what to eat though? Let’s make some snacks …

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Freeze to Preserve Classes

One of the simplest and most cost-effective methods to preserve produce and meat is by freezing. While this may …

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Pressure Canning Classes

Join Hyde County’s FCS agent in a hands-on workshop learning how to can in a boiling water bath! Low …

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Summer Preservation Classes

Summer is here! Home gardens are beginning to produce harvests, and road side stands are starting to fill up. …

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Strawberry Freezer Jam Classes

It’s strawberry season! Let’s get together and learn a simple, yet delicious, preservation method of making jam. We will …

Blessing Box

Blessing Box in Engelhard

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Hyde County reached out to the Engelhard Christian Church last year with the idea of building …

Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Savory Winter Squash Recipe

Summer has come to an end, even if the temperature doesn’t quite agree yet! With your summer gardens finishing …

Shop Your Pantry

Shop Your Pantry Basics

While the linked video was made in relation to individuals in recovery of substance abuse, the concept of Shop …

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No-Bake Protein Balls

Looking for a simple, quick, and delicious snack recipe that will help satiate your hunger between meals, in a …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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 …

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
Searching for ripe tomatoes.

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …