Savannah Valley District

Clarendon County 4-H Updates

Hey, everyone!  My name is Alyssa, and I am the new 4-H Agent in Clarendon County.  I look forward to meeting you all, either via Zoom or in person, to discuss plans for the next few years and figure out dates and times for workshops and new club meetings. This year has been busy already […]

Homemaker’s Column: The Arrival of Asparagus

Christine J. Patrick, County Extension Agent – EFNEP Asparagus is in season during the spring of the year. Give this vegetable just one more try for those of you who have sworn off asparagus because your only taste was the mushy army-green colored stalks from the can. You’re in for a pleasant surprise. Fresh asparagus […]

Homemaker’s Column: Organic Labeling of Food

Christine J. Patrick, County Extension Agent – EFNEP It seems like there are foods with organic labels on almost every aisle of the grocery store. And not only are organic labels abundant, but they vary from food to food. If you are wondering exactly what these labels mean, the following information will help you make […]

Homemaker’s Column: Food Safety For Mothers and Babies

Christine J. Patrick, County Extension Agent – EFNEP Expectant mothers and those preparing food should be incredibly diligent when following safe food handling recommendations. Any illness a pregnant woman contracts can affect her unborn child, whose immune system is too immature to fight back.  Food Safety Tips: Never eat raw meat- such as steak tartare […]

Fertilization of Plants

Rob Last, Horticultural Agent – Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, and Hampton Fertilization for plants can be essential to ensure optimal growth, development, display (for ornamentals or yields of fruits, nuts, and vegetables. In a nutshell, fertilization relies on four principles referred to as the four R’s. The Right Rate of the Right Product at the Right […]

Homemaker’s Column: Well Stocked Pantry Makes Meals Easier

Christine J. Patrick, County Extension Agent – EFNEP It’s been a long day at work. You’re tired. You’re ready to sink into the sofa with something cold and refreshing when someone asks: “What’s for supper?” Or, if you’re from north of the Mason-Dixon line, “What’s for dinner?” While you may not want to think about […]