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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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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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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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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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2010 Camp in Garden

4-H Summer Fun Camps
are Here!

Check our our 4-H summer fund camps for 2014!  One-day, whole week and residential options from ages 5 to 16.  Sign up now.  Camps fill fast! http://www4hdurham.org

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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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Nutsedge is up, more at 11….

As I was walking across campus today I found the first true sign that spring is here — purple nutsedge was up and growing.  That’s a sure signal that more nutsedge and spring MORE » – from   Horticulture

Bunches of carrots and radishes at a farmers market

SNAP EBT Farmers Market Sign-Up Events

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, in collaboration with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Education Program (SNAP) has scheduled SNAP EBT Farmers Market sign-up events in Fayetteville for April 22, Louisburg MORE » – from   Local Food

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 »

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EVENTS View All
The Giving ClosetMon Apr 20, 2015
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Welcome Baby/Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster St., Durham NC 27701
— 2 days away
Pesticide Disposal DayTue Apr 21, 2015
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Durham County Stadium, 750 Stadium Drive, Durham, NC 27704, United States
— 3 days away
Small Fruits for the Home Garden - Durham Garden ForumTue Apr 21, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC, United States
— 3 days away
Project Learning Tree K-12 WorkshopWed Apr 22, 2015
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Lake Johnson Park, 4601 Avent Ferry Road, Raleigh, NC 27606, United States
— 4 days away
Color Me HealthyWed Apr 22, 2015
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Global Scholars Academy, 311 Dowd Street, Durham, NC 27701, United States
— 4 days away
Pine Straw Harvesting in Longleaf Pine Forests: Best Management Guidelines to Sustain Wildlife ResourcesThu Apr 23, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Where:
www.forestrywebinars.net
— 5 days away
Tomatoes & OkraSat Apr 25, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Durham Garden Center, 4536 Hillsborough Road, Durham, NC, United States
— 1 week away
Backyard Composting - Extension Garden SeminarsSun Apr 26, 2015
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Durham County Public Library - South Regional Library, 4502 South Alston Avenue, Durham, NC
— 1 week away
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