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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.

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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.

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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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Welcome Baby

Welcome Baby provides educational and emotional support to parents and cargivers of young children 0-5 with free services in English and Spanish, including: Car seat safety, Phone support, Clothing closet, and workshops.  http://www.welcomebaby.org/

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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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What's in Season

It’s summer! Even with the heat, it is the best time of year to get out and scavenge for local produce at farmers’ markets and farm stands. See: Tips for shopping at farmers' markets Get the best quality and buy when you buy produce that is season.[/caption]

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Food Preservation-Free Canning Workshops popular

Learn to pickle and can garden fresh produce for year-round enjoyment. Free hands-on workshops will be offered: Pickling cucumbers-Friday, August 19 Canning tomatoes-Friday, August 26 Where: Bahama Ruritan Club 8202 Stagville Road Bahama, MORE »

Landscape and Color Field Day popular

Plants are NOT Just Pretty- They Serve a Multitude of Functions! Join us on June 29th, 2016 for the Landscape Color and Professional Field Day to learn more. This event will be held MORE » – from   Horticulture

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Now hiring . . . popular

  POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Project Coordinator     Organization: North Carolina Community Garden Partners (NCCGP) in collaboration with the North Carolina Public Health Foundation   Location: Home-based, with ability to travel throughout the state MORE » – from   Community Gardens

A New Farmers’ Market Takes Root in Durham County

The new Durham Roots Farmers’ Market is up and running.  With its opening on April 16, 2016, the Durham Roots Farmers’ Market features agricultural products grown and produced exclusively in Durham County. The 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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EVENTS View All
The Giving ClosetMon Aug 1, 2016
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Welcome Baby/Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster St., Durham NC 27701
— 4 days away
Color Me HealthyTue Aug 2, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Durham Head Start, 215 W Seminary Ave, Durham, NC 27701, USA
— 5 days away
Color Me HealthyWed Aug 3, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Durham Head Start, 215 W Seminary Ave, Durham, NC 27701, USA
— 6 days away
The Giving ClosetMon Aug 8, 2016
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Welcome Baby/Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster St., Durham NC 27701
— 2 weeks away
Webinar - Assessing Sustainability for Agricultural and Urban ForestsThu Aug 11, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Where:
forestrywebinars.net
— 2 weeks away
The Giving ClosetThu Aug 11, 2016
4:30 PM - 6:10 PM Where:
721 Foster Street/Cooperative Extension-Welcome Baby
— 2 weeks away
Lawn Care in the Piedmont: Success, Failures & Muddling Through, Extension Garden SeminarSun Aug 14, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Durham County Library - South Regional Library, 4502 South Alston Avenue, Durham, NC, United States
— 2 weeks away
The Giving ClosetMon Aug 15, 2016
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Welcome Baby/Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster St., Durham NC 27701
— 3 weeks away
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