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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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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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Sweet Potato Weevil Quarantine Zones

On May 11, 2015, the NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) Plant Industry Division sent out a memorandum to all North Carolina Growers/Packers/Shippers of sweet potatoes. “The planting season for the MORE » – from   Local Food

USDA/NIFA Resources for Small and Mid-Sized Farmers and New Farmers

Below are two useful websites curated by the USDA. Information is provided from the USDA Small Farms Program. Resources for Small and Mid-Sized Farmers http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=small-midsized-farmer-resources.xml “Small and midsize producers provide new opportunities for American MORE » – from   Local Food

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

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 May 25, 2015
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Welcome Baby/Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster St., Durham NC 27701
— 21 hours away
The Giving ClosetMon Jun 1, 2015
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Welcome Baby/Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster St., Durham NC 27701
— 1 week away
Painless Perennials - Extension Garden SeminarsSun Jun 7, 2015
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Durham Public Library, South Regional Library, 4502 South Alston Avenue, Durham, NC
— 2 weeks away
The Giving ClosetMon Jun 8, 2015
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Welcome Baby/Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster St., Durham NC 27701
— 2 weeks away
The Giving ClosetThu Jun 11, 2015
4:30 PM - 6:10 PM Where:
721 Foster Street/Cooperative Extension-Welcome Baby
— 3 weeks away
Drip Irrigation Systems for Container & Raised Bed GardensThu Jun 11, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC, United States
— 3 weeks away
The Giving ClosetMon Jun 15, 2015
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Welcome Baby/Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster St., Durham NC 27701
— 3 weeks away
Create Stunning Rerennial Gardens - Durham Garden ForumTue Jun 16, 2015
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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