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Health & Nutrition

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.

Smoked Stuffed Peppers

Smoked Stuffed Peppers

Peppers and tomatoes are bountiful in the Research Garden here at the Extension right now, so we’ve been trying …

Cover photo for Avocado Salad

Avocado Salad

Not only is this colorful and easy-to-prepare salad refreshing, but it packs a ton of nutrition and satisfying healthy …

Grilled Watermelon Pizza Healthy Recipe

Grilled Watermelon Pizza

This would make a fun and healthy appetizer for your next night of grilling. Plus, it helps you include …

Cover photo for Healthy Reboot: Salmon Burgers Recipe

Healthy Reboot: Salmon Burgers Recipe

Remember that old standby of mom’s–“salmon patties?” This recipe takes the flavor and the health benefits of this perennial …

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This document is presented to answer some commonly asked questions about repellents and mechanical devices …

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. …

Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

This publication covers best freezing practices for a variety of fruits.

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Active Aging: Making the Most Out of Life

This brief publication is intended to give you research-based information about positive possibilities for the …

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