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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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Get Moving with the Walkie Talkies

Walkie Talkies Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. Walking is a great and simple exercise that’s good for nearly everyone. Walking is easy …

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2022 Smokies Fall Ski Walking

The roots of Nordic Walking go back to Scandinavia in the 1930s/40s when competitive cross-country skiers began experimenting with ways of staying …

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Swain 4-H Club Gets Into Growing

Written by: Hannah Styles, hstyles@thesmokymountaintimes.com The Smoky Mountain Times Swain County’s 4-H club offers many unique opportunities for youth in our community. Whether …

Swain County Fair 2022 (18 x 24 Sign)

2022 Swain County Agricultural Fair

A County Fair-style festival, complete with judging of vegetables, eggs, and flowers; agricultural demos; craft vendors; food vendors and …

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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 …

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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 …

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This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses the process of …

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This publication discusses the pros and cons of mold testing in a home.

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