Savannah Valley District

Homemaker’s Column: Getting Children to Eat Fruits and Vegetables

Christine J. Patrick, County Extension Agent – EFNEP Summertime is in full swing, meaning the grocery store is colorful with fresh fruits and vegetables. Produce is at the most vibrant and tasty, providing the perfect opportunity to get kids to eat it. However, this task may be easier said than done. Often children have an […]

Emerging Opportunities in Ecosystem Services Markets for Timberland Owners and Managers

Janet W. Steele, Area Forestry and Wildlife Agent Ecosystem services, or the additional benefits provided to humans by forests other than manufactured products, include clean air and water, carbon sequestration, and intangible benefits such as natural beauty. Recent opportunities have become available or are being developed in South Carolina to generate income for timberland owners […]

Chainsaw Use Considerations Among South Carolina’s Female Forest Landowners and Managers

Janet W. Steele, Area Extension Agent – Forestry and Wildlife Female forest landowners are gradually increasing across the southeast as lands transition from one generation to the next or from husband to wife. As more female landowners become involved in the day-to-day operations of their property, the need for practical training on equipment such as […]

Homemaker’s Column: What’s Sunday without Green Beans?

Christine J. Patrick, County Extension Agent – EFNEP Green beans are a staple when it comes to Sunday meals. Old-timers called them string beans. However, today’s varieties have had most of the string bred out of them. They’re also called snap beans because of their sound when you break them in two. Whatever type you […]

Homemaker’s Column: Fish Safety

Christine J. Patrick, County Extension Agent – EFNEP In South Carolina, where water is everywhere, fishing is a significant summer activity.  We have lakes, streams, rivers, oceans, and canals, and they are filled with a variety of fish and seafood. These fish and seafood come in all sorts of sizes and shapes, but they all […]

Homemaker’s Column: Cross-Contamination

Cross-contamination, a common food safety term, occurs when harmful pathogens are transferred from one food to another during food preparation and cooking. Cross-contamination can be particularly damaging when foodborne pathogens are transmitted to food that will not be cooked before it is served. A classic example is when a cutting board that has been used […]

Downy Mildew in South Carolina

Rob Last, Horticultural Agent – Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Colleton, and Hampton Calling all cucurbit growers in South Carolina. Downy Mildew has been confirmed in South Carolina this week. For more information, please use the QR Code. Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to people of all ages, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, […]

Homemaker’s Column: Smile and Say, “Cheese!”

Christine J. Patrick, County Extension Agent – EFNEP It’s photo time. Smile and Say, “Cheese!” Well, why wouldn’t you smile at the thought of cheese? About everybody likes some cheese, which is good because cheese is one of those great dairy products which give you the calcium your body needs. You don’t think about nutrition […]

Homemaker’s Column: Cookware Safety

Christine J. Patrick, County Extension Agent – EFNEP There are countless types of cookware. The applications and food safety considerations for everyday cookware are described below. Knowing these qualities will help you make ideal choices for your cooking purposes. Pottery:  Pottery is one of the oldest cooking vessels known to man, but not all pottery […]

Homemaker’s Column: Halt Salt!

Christine J. Patrick, County Extension Agent – EFNEP Most Americans overeat salt. A pinch of salt here and a dash of salt there can quickly add up to unhealthy levels of sodium in the diet. Choosing foods that are lower in salt and sodium is a key to healthy eating. Salt is sodium chloride. Table […]