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Donate Yarn for
"Gifts of Love"

Donate Yarn for the “Gifts of Love” project with Cooperative Extension and FCI Butner. Inmates create blankets and hats for Durham families in need. Please drop off all types of yarn now through Friday, October 28 at Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster Street. Call Mae with Questions at (919) 560-7340.

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Yarn

Donate Yarn for
"Gifts of Love"

Donate Yarn for the “Gifts of Love” project with Cooperative Extension and FCI Butner. Inmates create blankets and hats for Durham families in need. Please drop off all types of yarn now through Friday, October 28 at Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster Street. Call Mae with Questions at (919) 560-7340.

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The Welcome Baby
Giving closet is moving.... to FRIDAYS!

There is no more Welcome Baby Giving Closet on Mondays starting in September. The Giving Closet provides free children's clothes and supplies for families in need with children ages birth to 5 years old along with maternity clothes. Read on for our new Friday hours...

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Durham County Gains
Benefits from Promise Zone Finalist Status

Being a finalist comes with benefits, including the opportunity to continue our "Pillars of Promise" collaboration with some amazing community partners. Many thanks to those partners who worked on this application together. Nine Promise Zone Communities were announced in early June from 82 applicants from 38 states and Puerto Rico.   While Durham County submitted a strong collaborative application with dozens of community partners, the County was not selected as a Promise Zone designee and instead received Finalist status. The Promise Zone Initiative is a federal program created by the Obama administration to designate high poverty communities as “Promise Zones.”  The selection of Promise Zone Finalists recognizes communities with applications reflecting high-quality strategies who were not selected as Promise Zone designees. Each urban, rural, and tribal Promise Zone applicant was asked to put together a clear description of how the Promise Zone designation would accelerate and strengthen the community’s own efforts at comprehensive community revitalization.  According to Delphine Sellars, County Extension Director, “While we are disappointed that our community was not designated a Promise Zone, we are excited  about our collective ability to address multiple community challenges through this model and utilize the opportunities that being a Finalist affords through Durham’s Pillars of Promise Initiative.” Promise Zone Finalists will have the opportunity of participating in HUD’s Community Needs Assessment (CNA) Initiative that provides the forum to solve locally identified issues, locally driven community goals; focuses resources on issue resolution; and provides a venue for increased collaboration across HUD’s programs, with other federal agencies, and with local partners to deploy resources and expertise.  Finalists will also receive special notice of particular funding opportunities. In May, Durham County took the next steps forward in Durham’s Initiative, “Pillars of Promise,” with a meeting of key partners to establish structure and direction.  Laura Benson, Director of Durham’s Partnership for Children and a key partner acknowledged the level of community collaboration and said that “our work together can only be strengthened by this effort.  Our depth of partnerships and the goals we have identified will move us forward together.” The goals of Durham County’s Pillars of Promise Initiative are: Create Jobs and Increase economic activity Improve educational opportunities Reduce violent crime Promote health and access to healthcare Please call Delphine Sellars, Director of Durham County Cooperative Extension, at 919-560-0538 to learn more about how the next steps for Durham’s Pillars of Promise initiative.

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Learn about Durham
County Cooperative Extension

Learn more about Extension in Durham County! Check out Durham County Extension's 2015 Report to the Community--ROAR: Recognizing Opportunity Achieving Results.

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NC Safe Plates: NC
Cooperative Extension's Food Safety Certification for Food Service Industry

NC Safe Plates:NC Cooperative Extension’s Retail Food Safety Manager Certification Program NC Cooperative Extension Agents offer NC Safe Plates at local County Extension Centers preparing managers for American National Standards Institution approved Food Protection Manager Certification. Managers successfully passing the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals Certify Exam meet the 2013 FDA Food Code requirement  for approval as a Certified Food Protection Manager by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Managers trained in NC Safe Plates create a work environment that minimizes food safety risks in their restaurants, cafeterias, and grocery stores through best practices, open communication, and thoughtful practice. To find out more about NC Safe Plates contact Deborah McGiffin, Durham County Family & Consumer Sciences: dbmcgiff@ncsu.edu or 919-560-0521

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NC Safe Plates for Food Service Managers

NC Safe Plates is a new Food Safety Manager Certification Course developed by NC State University and an alternative to ServSafe. This course will prepare food service managers to complete the Food Safety MORE »

Keep Food Safe after a Power Outage

We are in the heart of hurricane season. Even though North Carolina has been spared from hurricanes over the past several years, we still must be prepared for what may come, especially in MORE »

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Some NC Farmers Stay Local

80% of the cut flowers sold in this country come from outside the US.  Its an industry that has a world wide value estimated at over $40 billion.  NC State Extension Master Gardener MORE » – from   Gardening

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Brunswick Agent Teaches IPM to Master Gardeners

Brunswick County Horticulture Agent Sam Marshall explained some basic Integrated Pest Management, or IPM, tenets on the Master Gardener podcast Getting Dirty with Master Gardeners. Sam explained that IPM strategies produce long-term solutions and often at less cost MORE » – from   Gardening

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The Giving ClosetMon Sep 26, 2016
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Welcome Baby/Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster St., Durham NC 27701
— 2 days away
Plant information Booth With Master GardenersTue Sep 27, 2016
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC, United States
— 3 days away
Master Gardener Information SessionThu Sep 29, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701, USA
— 5 days away
The Giving ClosetFri Sep 30, 2016
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Welcome Baby/Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster St., Durham NC 27701
— 6 days away
The Giving ClosetFri Sep 30, 2016
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Where:
721 Foster Street/Cooperative Extension-Welcome Baby
— 6 days away
The Giving ClosetMon Oct 3, 2016
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Welcome Baby/Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster St., Durham NC 27701
— 1 week away
Plant Information Booth with master GardenersTue Oct 4, 2016
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 anderson Street Durham, NC, United States
— 1 week away
Plant Information Boothe with Master GardenersWed Oct 5, 2016
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC, United States
— 2 weeks away
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