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NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service_Conference Listening Session_11-6-13

NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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WB 25 year celebration

Welcome Baby
Celebrates 25 Years!

Welcome Baby held its silver anniversary celebration on Wednesday, October 1st.  See the wonderful news story from WNCN to learn more!http://www.wncn.com/clip/10646533/39welcome-baby39-turns-25-years-old

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More in My Basket,
Nutrition for Seniors without Sacrifice

Many of our senior citizens have to choose each monthly between the medications they need and food.  This shouldn’t be, but unfortunately many seniors “make too much” for qualify for Medicare’s extra assistance with their drug cost, even though their limited fixed incomes are not enough to often pay for both medications and food.   Yet, we know that to get optimum health effects from medication, that good nutrition is essential and vice versa. To help alleviate having to make such a detrimental choice, many seniors now might qualify for DSS Food and Nutrition Services (FNS), better known as food stamps.  As of July 1, 2010, North Carolina no longer uses the resource limit test for senior households to qualify for food stamps or for the electronic benefits transfer (EBT) debit card.  Additionally, the income limit to qualify has risen to 200%of the poverty level.  Seniors may now receive help for buying groceries with an EBT card even if they own a home, car, land, have a retirement plan or money in the bank.  The Durham County Cooperative Extension Service is promoting and educating Durham County residents about EBT benefits through the More in My Basket program.  The More in My Basket can be presented to groups, to care givers, to families or to individuals.  To learn more about the benefits of affordable good nutrition and health, the maximum monthly EBT amount available, and how to apply for an EBT card, call Deborah McGiffin at 919-560-0521.  Get the food you need without sacrificing other necessities.  Health shouldn’t be a choice between nutrition and medications, and in fact you can’t have one without the other.  Let the Cooperative Extension Service show you how More in My Basket can help you stay healthy or improve your health through nutrition available without sacrifice

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Durham Cooperative
Extension Shares Its 2014 Report to the Community

Click here to read the 2014 Report to the Community: Educating Embracing and Empowering the Durham Community.  Many thanks to our community partners and stakeholders who make our work possible!

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Extension Family &
Consumer Sciences Announces the E-ConservationHome Assessment & Retrofit Program

The E-Conservation Program of the Cooperative Extension Service teaches homeowners and residents about low cost or no-cost strategies for reducing your energy use and thus, your energy expenses. Attend a local E-Conservation Workshop and in addition to receiving a free energy kit, learn energy saving techniques you can do yourself. Once more, you may qualify for the reduced E-Conservation Home Energy Assessment and Retrofit Program, a grant funded program by the NC Department of Energy. Qualifying workshop participants can receive a home energy assessment along with certain home energy retrofits valued at $800.00 and performed by professional home energy contractors for the reduced rate of $100.00. While $200 of the program costs will go toward the professional energy assessment, approximately $600 will be allocated toward installing identified low-cost home retrofit applications such as air sealing and caulking cracks, crevices, window or doors frames, replacing incandescent lights with CFLs, insulating a water heater, and repairing loose air ducts. Retrofit measures will vary from home to home, depending on assessment findings. Homes eligible for the assessment and retrofit program must be no larger than 2200 square feet, be built prior to 2006 and be located in Durham County. Homeowners interested in the program will need to attend an E-Conservation workshop, agree to pay the first $100.00 of the overall $800.00 grant cost to the assigned energy contractor, be present at the time of the assessment, create an online account with your power company that allows the E-Conservation program access to your energy use data for a period of time to assess the success of installed energy retrofits, agree to periodic surveys over a two year span, and agree to sign a waiver allowing the perspective home energy assessment and recommended retrofits. Go to http://durham.ces.ncsu.edu/2014/06/learn-strategies-to-cool-your-energy-costs-quality-for-a-home-assessment-retrofit/ to get dates of scheduled E-Conservation Workshops

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Turkey Time Tips

It’s turkey time, that season of year when time seems like a perpetual sprint from fall to Thanksgiving to the winter holidays. Keep the holidays with family and friends festive and safe. Refer MORE »

2015 Working Arts Workshop Announced

Learn a heritage art at the annual Working Arts Workshop scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, February 18 and 19, 2015 in Roxboro at the Person County Office Building. This workshop is for people MORE »

Color Me Healthy

Color Me Healthy Flyer 2014 CMH Flyer 2014  Color Me Healthy is an innovative program that uses color, music, and exploration of the senses to teach children ages four and five that healthy MORE »

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The Giving ClosetMon Nov 3, 2014
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Welcome Baby/Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster St., Durham NC 27701
— 2 days away
Estate Planning WorkshopThu Nov 6, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Where:
Durham County Human Services Building, 414 E Main St, Durham, NC; Roonm C
— 5 days away
E-Conservation WorkshopThu Nov 6, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Durham Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Road
— 6 days away
The Giving ClosetMon Nov 10, 2014
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Welcome Baby/Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster St., Durham NC 27701
— 1 week away
Project Learning Tree PreK-8 WorkshopTue Nov 11, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
2832 Big Woods Road Chapel Hill, NC 27514
— 1 week away
The Giving ClosetThu Nov 13, 2014
4:30 PM - 6:10 PM Where:
721 Foster Street/Cooperative Extension-Welcome Baby
— 2 weeks away
The Giving ClosetMon Nov 17, 2014
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Welcome Baby/Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster St., Durham NC 27701
— 2 weeks away
I Have Elephants in My garden, So What is Your Problem? - Durham Garden ForumTue Nov 18, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC, United States
— 3 weeks away
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