APRIL 2021
News from NC Cooperative Extension, Currituck
New Growth

It is hard to believe that we are more than a quarter of the way through 2021. This year has been a whirlwind of growing and learning about how to deal with the ongoing pandemic, how to return to a more normal, face-to-face world, and bracing for the spring growing season and impending rush of summer tourist traffic. As always, things are growing and changing at NC Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center.

We are excited to be moving back toward offering more and more face to face classes but we have grown many new friends and clients from the virtual world that we certainly do not want to leave behind. Many of our new programs will allow participants to choose between an in person attendance option and a virtual option. You can attend right alongside our live participants or you can stream the recording later. 

Many of our traditional programs will be undergoing new growth as well. While we cannot offer our traditional summer 4-H day camp, we will be offering a wide variety of summer fun classes all throughout the summer. Be on the lookout for the class listing soon. Also, our Extension Master Gardeners are busy growing vegetables and flowering plants for you to purchase at our redesigned drive through show that will take place later this spring. These are just two examples of how our staff are growing our programs to match the challenges of this new year.

We hope to see you soon live or online!

Mini Rain Barrels
Rain barrels are a great way to conserve water, help the environment and create a ready source of water for your garden in the hot summer months. This hybrid (face to face and virtual) workshop will show youth ages 9-18, how to make a mini rain barrel from inexpensive and recycled materials, how to make and read a rain gauge and how they can help the environment by collecting and reusing water. So join us April 21, 2021 at 4:30 pm at the N.C. Cooperative Extension Currituck County Center.
Spring Plant Sale
The “drive-thru” plant sale will be held at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center on Friday, May 7, 2021, from noon to 5 p.m. The sale will continue on Saturday, May 8 for a half-day, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale will include 30-minute time slots.
Family & Consumer Sciences
How to Reduce Your Kitchen Waste
Earth Day is April 22 and N.C. Cooperative Extension is celebrating by providing a series of earth day workshops. Show your support for Mother Earth by joining us on April 19, 2021, at noon virtually to learn how you can reduce your kitchen waste.
Upcoming Events
Check out go.ncsu.edu/currituckeventbrite for a complete listing of classes.
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