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Local Foods

The Avery County Center Local Foods contact is Jerry Moody.

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Meatless Meals

Meatless Meals Newland, N.C. – Panic buying at grocery stores, coupled with the sudden shift to more at-home eating, has …

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Hummus Is Yummus

Did you stock up on canned or dry beans? Here is a great recipe to use them. If you …

Alternative Crops Field Day

Please join the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Avery County for an Alternative Crops Field Day on Tuesday, September 10, …

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Avery County Plant Sale

The Avery County Cooperative Extension Center staff is in the process of completing the 2019 plant sale catalog. We are …

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Observing worms in a vermicompost bin.

Vermicomposting in Childcare Center Gardens

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Composting in Childcare Center Gardens

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Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, warm-season fruits and vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. …

Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

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Searching for ripe tomatoes.

Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

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Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …