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Extension Educational Programs & Services
Pulaski County, Arkansas

The Cooperative Extension Service offers a host of educational programs and services.  If you do not see what you are looking for below, please contact our county Extension Office for assistance.

 

EFNEP Program Assistant and Group of EFNEP Graduates pose for a picture.

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle depends on important factors such as physical activity and healthy eating. The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) reaches over 800 limited-resource families in Pulaski County. Participants who graduate make healthier food choices and better manage their food resources, reducing food insecurity.

For more information about the EFNEP Program in Pulaski County contact the Pulaski County Cooperative Extension Service.

Photo: EFNEP Program Assistant Angela Scott poses with a group of recent EFNEP graduates.

Student thinning vegetable seedlings

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP ED Agent,Laura Warren partnered with Pulaski Coutny Elementary schools teaching Nutrition and Gardenting where kids learn the importance of choosing healthy foods while learning how to grow food in the school garden.  For more information about SNAP Ed of Pulaski County follow us on Facebook

 

Photo: Nutrition Garden student learning about thinning the vegetable seedlings. 

 

Three Pulaski County Strong Women participants practiceing weightlifting

Pulaski County Extension Get Fit 

Extension Get FIt a low impact strength training program designed to increase strength, endurance, balance and flexibility in older adults. Many participants have reported that this program has allowed them to remain in their homes and living independently as they age.  For more information contact Laura Warren  CEA Health and Nutrition.

Photo: Participants in the Pulaski County Extension Get Fit program practice weightlifting.

 

Photo of Pulaski County Master Gardeners answering questions at a Master Gardener booth at the Little Rock River Market.

 Pulaski County Master Gardener Projects

The Master Gardener volunteer program provides an opportunity for individuals interested in gardening to learn and serve their communities. In Pulaski County, Master Gardeners volunteer on 32 public garden projects ranging from a wildflower demonstration garden at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, to a vegetable garden at Historic Arkansas Museum and a butterfly garden at the Amy Sanders Library in Sherwood. Interested in becoming a Master Gardener volunteer in Pulaski County? Contact Randy Forst, CEA-Staff Chair at the Pulaski County Office.

Learn more about the Pulaski County Master Gardener Program and projects. To see all the projects, download this Master Gardener projects PDF document.   

Photo: Master Gardeners answer garden questions at the Little Rock River Market.

Several 4H members posing for a picture behind a demonstration kitchen during a cooking class.

Pulaski County 4-H Clubs  

4-H clubs are organized groups of boys and girls who elect officers and are supported by adult volunteer leaders. The 4-H club conducts meetings and activities throughout the year. Club meetings typically include the conducting of some business by the officers, an educational program, and a team building or recreational activity. The club frequently includes opportunities for leadership and service to the community. Youth ages 5-19 (as of January 1 of the current year) are eligible to be members. It is completely free to become a 4-H member. If you are interested in joining or starting a 4-H Club, contact Erica Williams.

Learn more about Pulaski County 4-H clubs. Download this 4-H PDF file for a list of clubs.

Photo: 4-H Club members before a cooking class at the state fairgrounds demonstration kitchen.
 Three Extension Homemakers receiving an award on stage.

Pulaski County Extension Homemakers Program

Pulaski County Extension Homemakers have a goal of enriching your home and community and this is achieved through various volunteer projects such as the Ronald McDonald house and the Veterans Administration Adult Day Care.

There are currently 12 clubs consisting of over 200 members in the county.  In 2015, PEHC devoted approximately $600,000.00 which was saved from EHC total volunteer hours.

For more information about Pulaski County EHC, contact  Mary Beth Sanders at the Pulaski County Extension Office.

Photo: Past President Ellen McCloskey receives award certificate for PEHC volunteer project of the year.