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March Is Living Well Month

The National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences declares March Living Well month. During this month Family and …

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Holiday Celebrations and COVID-19

Many families look forward to gathering for traditional holiday celebrations every year. This year, however, requires extra caution. COVID-19 …

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New Food Storage Infosheets

Storing food properly can help you maintain the safety, freshness, and quality for your food overtime. Proper food storage …

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Fermentology Mini-Seminars

Interested in fermentology? Join the experts for a series of short talks about the culture, history, and science behind …

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Guidance for Cloth Face Coverings

Recent CDC guidance recommends wearing cloth face coverings when in public. These face coverings are NOT N-95 respirators or …

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This publication describes common fabric pests, their habits, and what to do if you find …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …