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Local Foods

The Dare County Center Local Foods contact is Dee Furlough.

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Is It Done Yet?

Food Safety is an issue that we often take for granted, yet unsafe food can cause sickness and even …

Avoiding Food Waste

Avoid food waste by preserving your food through freezing, dehydrating, hot water bath canning, or pressure canning. Avoiding Food …

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Hurricane Preparedness

A good rule of thumb with any potential disaster is to hope for the best, but plan for the …

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Mailing Food Gifts

Whether you are mailing Christmas goodies to your grandchildren in the next state or your soldier across the ocean, …

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Become a Master Gardener!

Applications will be accepted for the 2019 Dare County Master Gardener program beginning November 2018. Is there a fee? The cost …

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Vegetable Gardening: A Beginner's Guide

This publication provides information about planning and maintaining a home vegetable garden. Topics include site …

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Observing worms in a vermicompost bin.

Vermicomposting in Childcare Center Gardens

This publication is a how-to guide for starting a garden-related vermicomposting bin in a childcare …

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Composting in Childcare Center Gardens

This publication is a how-to guide for starting a garden-related standard compost bin in a …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …