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Category: COOPERATIVE EXTENSION

Preparing your Home for a Storm: What to do Before, During, and After a Flood.

We’ve seen the power a storm can carry, and the devastation it leaves behind. Prolonged power outages and flood damage are two of the biggest risks to your food. Fortunately, […]

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2024 Backyard Horticulture

Backyard Horticulture is an educational program offered by the Master Gardener Association of Cape Cod and Cape Cod Cooperative Extension. Master Gardeners are trained volunteers that provide science-based gardening information […]

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Food safety during the holidays.

Food Safety During the Holidays

~A note from Extension’s Nutrition and Food Safety Educators The holidays are when friends and families come together to share conversations, make memories, have fun and, of course, eat! Cooking […]

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Trash or Recycle? What to do with Your Holiday Waste.

Trash or Recycle? What to do with Your Holiday Waste.

~A note from Extension’s Kari Parcell, Regional Waste Reduction Coordinator During the holiday season, there always seems to be lots of “stuff.” The question most of us have is “how […]

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Recycle Broken or Unwanted Holiday Lights at All Cape Cod Transfer Stations

Drop off lights for free during the collection drive, running from December to end of January. November 29, 2023 (Barnstable, MA) – Barnstable County’s Cape Cod Cooperative Extension and AmeriCorps Cape Cod are partnering with all […]

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Master Gardener Scholarship Offerings

The Master Gardener Association of Cape Cod is pleased to announce that it will be offering four $2,500.00 scholarships to four deserving students residing in Barnstable County. Individuals applying for […]

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USDA releases updated Plant Hardiness Zone Map

The USDA has released an updated version of the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. The map is a useful resource for gardeners and growers. Check out the map online at https://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/ […]

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Cook turkey safely this holiday season.

Holiday Turkey Talk

~A note from Kim Concra, LDN, Extension’s Nutrition and Food Safety Educator Turkey needs to be handled safely to reduce scary sounding germs like Salmonella, Clostridium, perfringens, Campylobacter and other […]

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Don't fall for ticks this season.

Stay Aware and Don’t Fall for Tick Bites (or outdated tick testing info).

~A note from Larry Dapsis, Extension’s County Entomologist I see a lot of posts on gardening pages on Facebook about working around the yard and hiking, which it looks like […]

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