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Educational programs focus on strengthening individuals, families and communities by addressing critical issues and needs, such as teaching parenting skills, improving nutrition and health, managing family finances, addressing child care needs, and others.

Listed below are a few programs offered through the Greene County Extension- Family and Consumer Sciences. The courses list below does not include every program offered so if you have any questions about anything, please contact the Extension office at (423) 798-1710.

Available Programs

Parenting Apart is an educational program to teach divorcing parents how to keep their children out of adult conflicts. This program was mandated by the Tennessee State Legislature for all divorcing parents with children under the age of 18. Classes are held each month in Greene County at the Extension Office. Divorcing couples may NOT take the course together. Please see our calendar for the dates of upcoming classes or call the Extension office for more information.

This program is offered only through the online platform Zoom. You must have access to a device that has microphone and video capabilities.

Cost: $50 Cash, Check, Money Order – or online payments

Contact: Lamanda Weston

A program designed for people with diabetes and their family members. A four-class series that includes learning how to manage diabetes, food demonstrations, and tasting of healthy foods. Classes are taught by the FCS agent and there will be guest speakers such as nurses, and dietitians to address your concerns throughout the program. This class will be taught in the evenings and there will be a small fee associated with this class. Please contact the Extension office for more information.

Contact: Lamanda Weston

Greene County has 3 active FCE Clubs (formerly known as home demonstration clubs) whose mission is education, leadership and community service. Clubs meet once a month in their local community for educational programs, fellowship, community service and other special interest projects. For more information call the Extension office.

Contact: Lamanda Weston

If you have not done home canning before or it has been a while since you last canned food then this workshop is for you! Canning programs start in high peak canning season around May and go through September. Home canned foods is a great way to prolong your food supply and create healthier meals. There is generally a small cost associated with this class in order to supply food and materials. This workshop goes over the very basic of canning principles such as canning tomato products, canning vegetables using a pressure canner, pickling, and jams and jellies. Come learn about a great heritage skill or come for a refresher. You’ll have fun in the process!

Contact: Lamanda Weston

Matching Mind & Body is a toolkit of lessons, activities, fact sheets, and resources designed to teach self-regulation and stress-reducing strategies in the areas of mindfulness, movement, and social and emotional learning. 

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Contact Information

Lamanda Weston
Extension Agent II
Office Phone: (423) 798-1710

Direct Phone Line: 423-812-2060