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Rudbeckia – Rudbeckia are perennial flowering plants that are hardy in Zones 4–9. Like many plants, they have several common names, among which are: Black-eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy, and Yellow Ox Eye. They are members of the Asteraceae family and are native to both damp woodlands … (continue)


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Assisting Established Trees During The Hot Summer Months – Water is the single most important ingredient for all living things, including trees in a landscape setting. Trees require water for photosynthesis, to deliver nutrients, to keep them upright, and for many other important functions. (continue)

Featured Publication – Food & Nutrition
Nutrient Density -Why is an apple a better choice than a bag of pretzels? They have roughly the same number of calories, but nutrients count, too. The apple provides fiber, vitamin C and potassium for an equal number of calories. (continue)

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Fermentation: Preserving Tradition & Nutrition – As one of the oldest forms of food preservation and preparation, fermentation has been around throughout recorded human history. Still, many consider the process somewhat of a mystery. While most associate alcohol with fermentation, many are unaware … (continue)

Upcoming Events
Better Process Control School (BPCS) – The Better Process Control School is a 2-4 day school designed for manufacturers of shelf stable, acidified and low acid foods.
When: July 25-28, 2017 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: Greenville County Extension Office 301 University Ridge Suite 400 Greenville, South Carolina 29601
Price: $600 for Acidified Foods (Tuesday & Wednesday) $950 for Low Acid Canned Foods (Tuesday-Friday)… (continue)