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4-H Youth Development

4-H is the largest youth development organization in North Carolina, educating hundreds of thousands of young people each year. Extension’s 4-H program is growing the next generation of leaders and equipping youth with the skills to succeed.

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Make a Difference Day

Volunteers are the key to our success in Union County 4-H. Whether you’re interested in becoming a club leader …

We Grow Union County

Growing Community

August and September provided several opportunities for celebration and involvement in Union County. N.C. Cooperative Extension in Union County …

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It's Paper Clover Time

Traditionally, Union County 4-H sends fifteen eager and ready to thrive teenagers to North Carolina 4-H Congress which is …

Keeping Seniors Active

Keeping Seniors Active

Physical Activity is an integral part of keeping our bodies in tip-top shape, along with a nutritionally-balanced diet. This …

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Union County Heritage Festival

Plan now to attend the upcoming Union County Heritage Festival & Wild Turkey 5K Run & Walk, Saturday, September …

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Summer of Celebration

This month, UC Extension is thrilled to announce the completion and subsequent grand opening of The Special Events Center …

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Fall Family Garden Kit

We are back with another gardening kit for you and your family focused on fall crops. During the month …

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Wasps at Porch Lights

In recent weeks we’ve been getting a lot of messages regarding large wasps coming to porch lights. In all …

August 2021 - Extension Events

Extension Events - August 2021

August 2 Pesticide Course – X Credit August 5 Successful Gardening Class August 6 Composting 101 Workshop 4-H Photography Workshop August 7 Union County Farmers Market …

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4-H Photography Workshop

Do you enjoy taking photos? Are you interested in learning more about the art and science of photography? On …

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Be a L.E.A.D.E.R This Summer

Hello everyone! My name is Angel Richardson and I am the 2021 Union County 4-H Summer Intern here to …

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No Sew Tote Bag

Are you looking for something fun to do this summer, but it doesn’t require a lot of materials and …

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Gardening Tips

National 4-H offers tons of resources and activities ranging from different topics created by 4-Hers. Today, I’d like to …

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Muscadine Grape: Family Activity Guide

Celebrating, learning and loving everything about muscadine grapes. This guide provides activities for families to …

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Teaching From the Garden: Creating Transformative Learning Landscapes at Schools

This publication discusses learning opportunities and suggestions for planning, designing, and implementing school gardens.

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Swine Exhibitor's Project Guide (7-8 Years of Age)

This factsheet offers information on showing swine for youth aged 7-8.

Swine Showmanship

This publication offers information on youth showmanship of swine.

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Swine Exhibitor's Project Guide (5-6 Years of Age)

This factsheet offers information on showing swine for youth aged 5-6.

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Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

Home Composting with Earthworms

Earthworms can turn food scraps into a soil amendment called vermicompost — worm castings — …

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What CAN Be Composted?

List of items that can and cannot be composted at home.

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