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Sweet Potato Fries on a plate

March Is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month and while it is still cold outside there are plenty of vegetables “in season” …

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February is American Heart Month! 

Celebrate American Heart Month: Join the #OurHearts Movement Heart disease is a leading cause of death for both men and women in …

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Gardening in the Mountains Series

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Haywood County is pleased to announce new horticulture classes for home gardeners this spring! Instructors will be …

Holiday Turkey with all the trimmings

Let's Talk Turkey

Let the countdown begin. It’s the Friday before Thanksgiving and time to get those final plans in place before …

Roasted acorn squash on a sheet pan

What's in Season? Acorn Squash

Make it a point this Fall to visit Haywood County’s tailgate markets and roadside stands. A visit will give …

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Saving Milk

One of my favorite childhood movies was Heidi. There are many versions but I’ve only seen the one made …

Recent Publications related to Home & Family

Figure 1. Adult fungus gnat.

Fungus Gnats Indoors

This Entomology Insect Note provides information on the identification and control of fungus gnats in …

7 days agoHousehold Pests
Cistern, overflow, pump, faucet and gutter beside house

Rainwater Harvesting: Guidance for Homeowners

A rainwater harvesting system captures stormwater runoff, often from a rooftop, and stores the water …

1 week agoUrban Waterways
Figure 1. Mosquito life cycle.

Mosquito Control Around Homes and in Communities

This Entomology Insect Note addresses mosquito biology and how to control mosquitoes around homes and …

Keeping Food Safe to Eat at Home

Foodborne illness is nearly 100 percent preventable if food is handled safely from the time it …

11/11/20

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

This guide lists the problems that can arise in making sweet gherkin pickles and describes …

11/11/20For Safety's Sake

Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

11/11/20For Safety's Sake

Toilet Learning

This publication describes how to recognize a child's readiness for toilet learning and how parents …

11/4/20

Tips on Dealing With Stress

This publication offers tips on dealing with stress.