News from NC Cooperative Extension, Currituck
Welcome to 2021!

N.C. Cooperative Extension in Currituck County is looking forward to an impactful and exciting 2021. Late last year, staff surveyed the public and local advisors to determine what the most pressing needs were in Currituck County that the Cooperative Extension Service could address. This survey revealed needs for public education in the areas of the environment, health and wellness, youth development, water quality and farmland preservation. 

Staff are hard at work developing educational programs, publications, and social media campaigns around the theme: “Healthy Environments, Communities, Families, and Youth.” You can expect classes on topics ranging from composting to landscaping with native plants and healthy cooking to mindfulness among many more. Further, classes will be offered through a variety of methods. In most cases, clients will be able to choose between the options of attending class in person (subject to gathering limits), attending live online classes, or attending online pre-recorded versions of classes. Pricing structures will be developed according to class type. Class information will be posted regularly on the website. You can also follow @CurrituckCES on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube for updates.

Currently, in-person classes are limited to no more than 10 total individuals and require masks to be worn for the duration of the class without exception. If participants arrive without a mask one will be provided. All participants are asked to maintain six feet of distance while on the premises. All current North Carolina mandates regarding COVID-19 are being followed.

The 2021 4-H Youth Gardening program will provide hands-on, informative, and imaginative activities for youth of all ages, with new activities each month. This hands-on workshop called Let’s Fire Up the Hydroponics Rack! is a gardening activity for youth ages 10-14, on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 4 p.m. 
Virtual Landscape School
On February 24, 2021, N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center will host a training for landscapers to provide an opportunity to receive N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Pesticide Applicator credits. The event will be held online over Zoom from 9 to 11 a.m.
Family & Consumer Sciences
Live Monthly Food Demos
Do you love learning new recipes and cooking techniques? Would you like to try new vegetables and really enjoy them? Well you are in luck. N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center is holding a series of live cooking demonstrations on the first Tuesday of the month starting February 2, 2021, at 10 a.m. 
Upcoming Events
Thanks to Towne Bank
4-H Backpacks for Kids
TowneBank was honored to sponsor the People’s Choice portion of Currituck Travel & Tourism’s annual Currituck Bulls & BBQ held in November 2020 at the Currituck County Rural Center (CCRC). The beneficiary of this year’s People’s Choice donation was Currituck County 4-H Backpacks for Kids program.

Check out go.ncsu.edu/currituckeventbrite for a complete listing of classes.
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