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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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Eat Local~Creamy Spinach and Leeks

Serves Ingredients 2 leeks 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1 clove of garlic, minced 1 pound spinach 3 tablespoons of whole wheat flour or …

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A Walk in the Woods

Riddle me this: What is at the beach, but not the beach? Like the mountains, but not the mountains? …

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Celebrate Earth Day!

Celebrate Earth Day with N.C. Cooperative Extension, Dare County Center at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Center on April 22, 2023! …

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Pumpkin Bread Class

Crisp Fall weather calls for a special treat, and homemade Pumpkin Bread fits the bill! Make and sample a …

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Apple Butter Class

Join us Tuesday, September 27, at 10:00 a.m. in the Dare County Cooperative Extension Office to make, sample, and take home this Fall delight! …

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Bread & Butter Pickles Class

*** NOTE: The date for this class has changed to August 2, 2022 *** Bread & butter pickles are thin …

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Report to the People - 2021

We are honored to share our Report to the People for 2021. This past year was exciting and here …

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Babin Apiary - Honey

Don Babin is a busy man, as busy as the bees in the 25 hives he keeps on the …

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Hay Point Live Culture Foods

Hay Point Live Culture Foods Are you in need of a SCOBY? You are if you’re planning to brew a …

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Harrison Farms Microgreens

Outer Banks checklist: Beautiful beaches? Check. Atlantic Ocean? Check. Amazing sunrises and sunsets? Check. Locally grown microgreens? Check. Wait, …

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