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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.

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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Moving in the Mountains

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

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Sweetie Pie Recipe Challenge

For the love of pie, get your recipes out and rise to the Sweetie Pies Recipe Challenge. We are …

Senior Adult Activity Kits

Senior Adult Activity Kits

Looking for more ideas and enjoyable ways to spend your free time? Just as physical activity is important to keep …

Spring into Fitness Challenge

Spring into Fitness Challenge

Why sign-up for the Spring into Fitness challenge? It gives a purpose to being more active and helps to …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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. …

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 …

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 …

Farmers' Market Tours: A Guide for Nutrition Educators

A Farmers’ Market Tour is a great way to introduce your program participants to an …

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Barriers and Strategies to Connecting Urban Audiences to Wildlife and Nature: Results from a Multi-Method Research Project

This publication summarizes the findings of a research project aimed at understanding urban audiences, identifying …

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