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Mia Yencha makes it rain as part of Penn State Extension’s “Rain to Drain” activity at Mount Holly Springs’ Holly Festival Day Celebration on September 15. (Photo: Heather Couch)
Stormwater Education in Mount Holly Springs, Cumberland County - News News
Visitors to the annual festival had an opportunity to learn about how stormwater can impact their local waterways. More
Christine Mayer, Director of the Fulton Center for Sustainability Studies at Wilson College, pictured far left with her class behind a groundwater model at the Cumberland County Penn State Extension Office.
Wilson College Environmental Stewardship Class Encounters a Groundwater Model - News News
Students from Wilson College visited the Cumberland County Penn State Extension office to learn how land use, ground water, and private water wells interconnect. More
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Nonfat Dry Milk - Is it on the Comeback? - News News
Nonfat dry milk (NFDM) was first invented in 1802. It’s amazing that more than 200 years later, we are still using it in a variety of ways. More
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Eating Better on a Budget - News News

Eating Better on a Budget

05/02/2018

Get the most for your budget! There are many ways to save money on the foods that you eat. More
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Make Your Own Sanitizing Solution - News News
When was the last time you sanitized your kitchen sink? Keeping food safe involves more than keeping hot foods hot and cold foods cold. More
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Garden Craft - News News

Garden Craft

05/01/2018

Are you planning to start a garden this spring? Garden arts and crafts are a fun way to make your garden beautiful. More
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Encouraging Kids to Eat New Vegetables - News News
Trying new vegetables can be very difficult for kids. Textures and colors could be barriers for your child. More
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Are You Ready for the Vegetable Challenge? - News News
If you have tried five or more of these vegetables, do you think you could try more? More
Participants attend the Montour County Safe Drinking Water Clinic
Montour County Residents Learn How to Protect Their Drinking Water - News News
Fifty-three homeowners attended the workshop where they received water test reports and assistance in interpreting the testing results. More
Rain Gardens capture stormwater, provide wildlife habitat and reduce mowing by shrinking lawns. Photo: Roger Bannerman
Spring Yard Care Tips for Water Quality - News News
When you are thinking about spring projects, consider some tips to enhance water quality and manage stormwater. More
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Washing Food: Does it Promote Food Safety? - News News
Should we wash our food? The answer depends on the type of food. Some foods are recommended to be washed, others are not. More
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In the Kitchen - News News

In the Kitchen

02/09/2018

Here are some abbreviations to remember when you are reading recipes More
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Buying Fruits and Vegetables on a Budget - News News
We may look at buying vegetables and fruits for our families to eat but they can seem too expensive. More
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Bulgur - What is it? - News News

Bulgur - What is it?

02/09/2018

Bulgur is not a food found frequently on shopping lists. However, it is a whole grain. Most Americans consume enough grains, but only a few are whole grains. More
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Does Spinach Fit the Top 2018 Diets? - News News
Recently the media has reported on the best diets for 2018. The USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) DASH Diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) ranked at the top of the list! More
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Fall Veggies - Buy Now for the Best Value - News News
Fall veggies are here! Broccoli and cauliflower may be familiar to you, but don’t forget about cabbage and Brussels sprouts. More
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Low Cost After School Snacks - News News

Low Cost After School Snacks

11/15/2017

After a long day at school children’s minds and bodies need to be energized. More
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Make Your Own Baby Food and Save Money - News News
Making your own baby food can be as easy as seeing what is available from the store and finding your own recipe. More
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Food Budgeting 101 - News News

Food Budgeting 101

11/14/2017

When it comes to managing money, grocery shopping is one area that you can save money. More
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Food Safety Questions and Answers: Perishable Food - News News
If pizza has been left out overnight, is it safe to eat? More
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Fall Back Dinners - News News

Fall Back Dinners

09/28/2017

The seasons are changing and fall shortens our nights. More
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Tips for Saving Money at the Grocery Store - News News
Following some simple grocery shopping tips can save money at the grocery store. More
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Cooking for One or Two - News News

Cooking for One or Two

05/22/2017

One and two person households are the fastest growing segment of the population. Eating healthy is important, but it can be a challenge to cook nutritious meals for one or two people. More
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Enjoy Spring Green Kale - News News

Enjoy Spring Green Kale

05/22/2017

Can you and your family get in the spring spirit and try a new dark green vegetable? More
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How to Wash Your Produce Safely - News News

How to Wash Your Produce Safely

05/22/2017

Have you seen produce wash products and wonder, are they necessary? They add unnecessary dollars to the food bill. More
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