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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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Donate New and Gently
Used Coats to Welcome Baby's Coat Drive

What: Welcome Baby 3rd Annual Coat Drive Who: Welcome Baby Family Resource Center Durham County Cooperative Extension When: Now until December 31st Seeking to keep children clothed and warm this winter, the Giving Closet, a program of the Durham County Cooperative Extension’s Welcome Baby Program, will organize coats, hats, gloves and scarves collected in the drive until December 31, 2014. • Items for collection are needed in sizes newborn to 7/8 years. Drop off locations for this year’s drive include: o Durham County Cooperative Extension: 712 Foster Street o Durham County Main Library: 300 N. Roxboro Street o South Regional Library 4505 S. Alston Ave o North Regional Library 221 Milton Road o Southwest Regional Library 3605 Shannon Road For more information, contact Patience Mukelabai, parent educator for the Welcome Baby Family Resource Center, at (919) 560-7392 or email pmukelabai@dconc.gov. About the Durham County Welcome Baby Family Resource Center Welcome Baby Family Resource Center provides parenting education and support to families with young children in the Durham community. Services are available for free to all residents with children from birth to five years of age. Welcome Baby is a program of the Durham County Cooperative Extension and is partially funded by Durham’s Partnership for Children, a Smart Start Initiative, and the Duke Endowment. Welcome Baby serves approximately 10,000 families a year, buy providing parenting classes, car seat classes, cribs, developmental newsletters and through the Giving Closet. For more information, visit http://www.welcomebaby.org/ About the Welcome Baby Giving Closet The Giving Closet is where families in Durham shop at no cost for clothes, diapers and baby equipment for their children five years and younger. The services are open to all Durham County and City residents.

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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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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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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 »

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The Giving ClosetMon Dec 22, 2014
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Welcome Baby/Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster St., Durham NC 27701
— 4 days away
The Giving ClosetMon Dec 29, 2014
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Welcome Baby/Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster St., Durham NC 27701
— 2 weeks away
The Giving ClosetMon Jan 5, 2015
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Welcome Baby/Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster St., Durham NC 27701
— 3 weeks away
The Giving ClosetThu Jan 8, 2015
4:30 PM - 6:10 PM Where:
721 Foster Street/Cooperative Extension-Welcome Baby
— 3 weeks away
The Giving ClosetMon Jan 12, 2015
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Welcome Baby/Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster St., Durham NC 27701
— 4 weeks away
The Giving ClosetMon Jan 19, 2015
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Welcome Baby/Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster St., Durham NC 27701
— 1 month away
Dynamics of Pruning - Durham Garden ForumTue Jan 20, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC, United States
— 1 month away
Triangle Landscape SymposiumFri Jan 23, 2015
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM— 1 month away
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