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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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Let's Get Moving in the Mountains!

If you are interested in being more active, the Swain County Cooperative Extension has several opportunities for you. Keep …

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Tai Chi for Fall Prevention

Being active is essential for good health. Tai Chi consists of moving from one stance to another in a …

Walkie Talkie Spring - Fall 2022

Get Moving with the Walkie Talkies

Walkie Talkies Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. Walking is a great and simple exercise that’s good for nearly everyone. Walking is easy …

Potatoes in a Basket

A 4-H Spud-Tacular Fall Day!

December 13, 2021 3:30–5 p.m. N.C. Cooperative Extension of Swain County Cost: FREE Call 488-3848 to register Come join us and learn all about potatoes …

2021 Bike Rodeo

2021 Swain County Bike Rodeo

Swain West Elementary School will host the Annual Swain County Bike Rodeo this Saturday, May 8, 2021, from 9–11:30 …

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This appendix is part of the Extension Gardener Handbook and gives users to the tools …

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This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

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Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

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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 …

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. …

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Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

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