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Floyd County

February 7, 2013



More information is available at or at one of the free seminars planned for 2013. Upcoming seminars are scheduled for: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10 and Feb. 14.

Call Carolyn McKee, RN at 812-283-2087 or Laura Huffmon, RN at 812-283-2621 to reserve your place.



Herbs class is Feb. 14

What do chocolate, grapefruit, and leafy greens have in common? Are you wanting to prepare foods with herbs you have grown yourself?  These questions will be answered at a Special Interest Classes Day on Feb. 14, from 9:30 a.m. to  noon, at the Purdue Extension Office, 9608 Ind. 62, Charlestown. You are invited to attend these free programs offered by Purdue Cooperative Extension Service in Clark County and the Clark County Extension Homemakers Association.  

There will be two programs with the first one “Growing and Using Herbs” starting at 9:30.  Dave Hynes, Purdue Extension Educator-Ag and Natural Resources, Clark County will be discussing how to grow herbs and giving tips of how to use them in foods. 

At 11 a.m. Pharmacist Missy Stephans will present “Food & Drug & Nutritional Supplement Interaction.”  Foods can both increase and decrease blood levels of your medications which can cause side effects. Ms. Stephans will discuss common drug — food interactions and common drug — nutritional supplement interactions, and ways to prevent these interactions from occurring.    

 Although the program is free, pre-register by calling the Extension Office at 812-256-4591 by Wednesday, Feb. 13.

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